Join Queen of Angels Cooperative Academy
Feb 1, 2022 | St. Edward School 216 S. Nichols St. Lowell, IN | K-5th: 10am-Noon | 6th-12th: 1:30-3:30pm
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 included
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 academic programs (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 prior to logic (middle school) level, only feedback. Parents are responsible for tracking grades, attendance, transcripts, and any other records required by State Law and college applications. Parents of middle and high school 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 Socratic Seminars. Read the Great Books. Our members also receive access to ClassicalU, a powerful training tool for Classical Educators!
Registration FeeDue at Registration, deadline June 1st
$100/family PreK only
TuitionDue August 31st
Beginner & Grammar Levels (K-5th grade): $75/student
Logic Level (6th-8th): $300/student
Rhetoric (High) School: $450/student
Rhetoric School Drop-Off & a la CarteDue August 31st
Drop Off fee $200/family
A la Carte $300/weekly hour
Book OrderDue July 1st
Family Books $80
Grammar Level (3rd-5th Grades) $70
Logic Level (6th-8th Grades) $115, plus math
Rhetoric (High) School $525, plus math
Morning Time books (optional) $115
Latin Club (optional) $75
The cost listed are the MAXIMUM you will pay for required resources per level. Many resources are used in multiple levels and/or for multiple years. When sharing within a family is possible, you will be able to order a single copy for all your students. Most families can expect to pay less than the maximums.
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 contract 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 9am, at the Sr. Edward School in Lowell, IN. Mass is available at 8am in the Church.
Rhetoric (High) School Class Overviews 2021-2022
Integrated Humanities: In the Year of Philosophers, students will explore the history and literature of ideas and how they changed from the Ancients through the Modern Days. Students will be expected to read up to 120 pages weekly, write one paper per term, and complete one project per term. Feedback will be given using a rubric. Students can earn up to 3 full year credits, 1 each in both History, Literature Arts, and Philosophy.
Math Lab: Students are placed in study groups based on their current level of mathematics study. Tutors are on hand to assist individuals and groups that need additional help. Families may choose their own math curriculum or use our recommended math curriculum, which includes lesson plans and video instruction. 1 full year credit available for Mathematics.
Latin: This Latin class will introduce students to the rudiments of Latin grammar and translation. Taught by an experienced magistra, Latin is multi-level class, worth 1 full year Foreign Language credit. Grades and Quarterly Progress Reports for program enrollment substitutions (i.e. Seton, MODG, etc.) will be provided upon request.
Biology: Lab-based biology study. Grades and Quarterly Progress Reports for program enrollment substitutions (i.e. Seton, MODG, etc.) will be provided upon request. Students will earn 1 full year credit for Science.
The Arts: An immersive course in fine, performing, and mechanical arts, in which students will focus on a single topic for a single term. Calligraphy, Carpentry, Gregorian chant, Iconography, and Drama are just some of the possible topics.
Drop Off Option: Fully enrolled High School 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 K-8th programs. Middle School students may be accepted for drop off on a case-by-case basis.
A la Carte Option: High School students may choose full enrollment in all classes or choose only certain classes at the a la carte rate. A discount of 10% will be given for students or siblings enrolled in more than one individual class. A la carte fees are $300/weekly hour, There is no registration or drop fee or family teaching obligation. Middle School students may be accepted for a la carte classes on a space-available, case-by-case basis at a rate of $200/weekly hour.