Join Queen of Angels Cooperative Academy
Restful Catholic Classical Education
Integrated Humanities Program
Natural Sciences & Technology
Sacred Music & Art
PLUS yearly Tutor Training Sessions
Five 6-week learning terms
Exclusive Morning Time plans designed for our co-op families
Liturgical Lunch end-of-term celebrations
Advent-Epiphany, Holy Week-Easter, and 1-week breaks between terms
Queen of Angels Home Educators network membership required
Field Trips, Service Projects, & Feast Day Gatherings
Fellowship & Support from experienced homeschoolers and new friends
Abide by and teach Catholic Doctrine. Homeschool in accordance with State Law. Honor commitment, both yours and others. Do what you say you will do. Ask for help if you need it. Help others to the best of your ability. Keep a positive attitude. We are here to support each other. Be flexible. We are a diverse group. We try to honor everyone’s needs and opinions, but we can’t be everything to everyone. We do our best for the good of everyone. Try to always extend grace first. Pray for us and we will pray for you. Be joyful in all you do and do all for the glory of God!
Be prepared for your weekly responsibilities. If you are leading a class, have all materials ready prior to arriving on Academy days. Arrive early to give yourself time to setup, to help others set up, and to give your students time to settle in for the day. Make arrangements for times you can’t be there. Ensure your students are also prepared. Purchase the required books and materials. Reading assignments and projects need to be completed on time. You are still in charge of your child’s education and may make adjustments to meet their needs. Just inform the tutor of any changes. Tutors put a lot of time and effort into their classes. Honor them by doing your part.
One parent is expected to serve for two class periods every week by leading one class and co-leading another. Other volunteer opportunities include planning field trips and service projects or coordinating end-of-term liturgical lunches. New parents are not expected to lead their first year, but we do encourage you to learn beside your students and our guides in the classes you co-lead. The rest of the time you are free to do as you please…enjoy quiet prayer in the chapel, sit in on a class, or just chat with other parents. All volunteers are required to submit proof of Virtus training through the Diocese of Gary and complete a background check.
At home. Parents have the flexibility to choose and maintain their personal curriculum at home, while still enjoying a "group learning" experience in a restful Classically Catholic environment. Parents are expected to provide their students’ core education in mathematics and language arts in the Beginner and Grammar levels. Our Logic and Rhetoric levels feature a complete "just add math" curriculum. Allow your students adequate time and offer the necessary support and resources to complete assignments. We highly discourage families from enrollment in other complete academic or full-day programs or tutorials (Seton, MODG, etc) as we have found the workload in conjunction with Academy expectations to be contrary to our goal for restful education. Maintain records. We do not provide grades, only feedback. Parents are responsible for tracking grades, attendance, transcripts, and any other records required by State Law and college applications. Parents of Logic and Rhetoric students will receive access to our grade and transcript tracker, through which they can view and edit their student's coursework. Pursue your own education, too. Participate in our Tutor Training Retreat and Coffee & Conversations. Read the Great Books. Our members also receive summer access to ClassicalU, a powerful training tool for Classical Educators!
Registration FeeDue at Registration, deadline June 1st
TuitionDue August 31st
Beginner & Grammar Levels: $75/student
Logic Level: $300/student
Rhetoric (High) School: $100/hour, 10% discount on multiple classes/students
Rhetoric (High) School Drop-Off & a la CarteDue August 31st
Drop Off fee $200/family
Book FeesDue July 1st
Grammar Level, per family: $65
Logic Level: $120
Rhetoric (High) School: varies by class
The cost listed includes textbook rental and purchase of literature books. Each student needs their own copy of the literature since they will be highlighting in them. Only Grammar Level books may be shared amongst siblings.
Where do my fees go?
QUACA carries liability insurance for which we pay an annual premium.
We incur costs for accounting services, office supplies, postage, and equipment maintenance.
We often are required to pay a rental fee when using a facility or venue for our events.
To the degree that we are able, QUACA seeks to financially help families that would otherwise be unable to participate in our activities and classes.
Curriculum, Supplies, and Activities
The list of items needed for all our classes and special events is long, but includes things like books and equipment, food, paper products, cleaning supplies, and much more. We provide everything our students need for class, so you won’t need to search for items on a long supply list or restock pencil cases mid-year.
We often provide small gifts to thank the priests, tutors, and volunteers who support our mission.
Occasionally, we hire a tutor to teach in special areas outside of volunteer abilities.
COVID-19 Contingency Plan
Aug 10: Contingency Plan Assessment
Aug 17: Withdrawal Deadline (Registration refund $135 after July 1)
-Sterilize desks, door knobs, and bathrooms before and after co-op day
-Public Mass resumed, gathering limits of 50 or greater: proceed as planned
-No Public Mass and/or gathering limits of less than 50: We will proceed with decisions on a term by term basis.
Only RCHistory will be taught for K-8 via Zoom sessions and liturgical lunches at an alternative location. No tuition will be charged until we can meet in person weekly and then it will be prorated for the remainder of the year at a rate of $15/term per student and full course offering will resume.
High School classes will be decided individually based on teacher preference and may proceed in person if an alternative location is available and class size meets gathering limits, online via Zoom, a hybrid of in person and Zoom sessions, or cancelled altogether. Full tuition will be adjusted for final class offerings.
Statement of Faith
Expectations of parents
Expectations of students
Expectations of class tutors (i.e. “guides”)
The Cooperative Academy meets Tuesdays, starting at 8:30am, at the St. Michael Byzantine in Merrillville, IN.
*Tentative Schedule, subject to change
Rhetoric (High) School Class Overviews 2022-2023
*Minimum enrollment for each class must be met or it will be cancelled
Integrated Humanities (2 hours): In the Year of Storytellers, students will explore the history and literature of culture and how they changed from the Ancients through the Modern Days. Students will be expected to read approximately 120 pages weekly, write one paper per term, and complete one project per term. Feedback will be given. Students can earn up to 3 full year credits, 1 each in both History, Literature Arts, and Philosophy.
Latin (1 hour): This Latin class will introduce students to the rudiments of Latin grammar and translation. Beginner and Advanced levels are available. Taught by an experienced magistra, Latin is worth 1 full year Foreign Language credit.
Earth Science (2 hours): Lab-based earth science study, appropriate for Lower Rhetoric students. Students will earn 1 full year credit for Science.
Chemistry Lab (2 hours): Lab-only Chemistry course, student choose their own textbook (not included in Book Fee). appropriate for Upper Rhetoric students who are concurrently taking or have completed Algebra II. Students will earn 1 full year credit for Science, if they also complete their chosen textbook.
Drop Off Option: Rhetoric students may choose the drop off option, which exempts families from teaching expectations. The fee is $200/family. This option is only for high schoolers without younger siblings enrolled in the Cooperative Academy.