Hybrid School (Professional Co-op) – Gather 'Round Homeschool USA

Curious about how Gather 'Round Homeschool could work with your hybrid or professional co-op? We've learned that there are huge variations in hybrids. Some are much closer to a traditional co-op while others run more like a full time school. Creating a program that works for everyone has not been easy, and we recognize that the shoe may feel like it isn't a perfect fit with some of the many scenarios. However, we have endeavored to create a program simple enough to be handled more or less by the organizer with minimal oversight from us. This means your orders can go through faster with you in more control of your own account. We've also increased the discount structure to make it more affordable for groups of all sizes. We hope it is a blessing to your group and if you have any further questions, feel free to email our school liaison at schools@gatherroundhomeschool.com.

What classifies as a Hybrid? You classify as a hybrid/school group if: 

  1. You are using Gather 'Round curriculum with a group of students.
  2. Teachers or an organization are being compensated and/or, 
  3. Your tuition covers material costs.

Hybrid Requirements:

  • The organizer must purchase one student license per student.
  • We require a completed registration form.
  • Materials used in your Hybrid gathering must be printed by Gather 'Round Homeschool. You may not purchase digital materials for group use.
  • We require that a Teacher's Guide be purchased for each teacher/helper in each class.

Hybrid Program Perks:

  • 25% discount on up to 3 orders each year
  • Free digital Teacher's Guide to cast to your TV or projector for classroom teaching (to be used only within the classroom) for each unit purchased
  • 10% off code to give to families (one-time use per family). This is a great way to get the entire group a discount if you want them to do some lessons at home as well—as parents will need the Teacher's Guide to complete lessons. 
  • Access to a private group on the app for group organizers of all kinds where you can share ideas, ask questions, and build a network of support.

Step 1: Purchase Your Licenses

No need to wait for us anymore! You will need to purchase one license per student in your group. Please note that licenses are non-transferable and non-refundable. You can always add more licenses throughout the year if you need them (though the tiers are not stackable in separate purchases), so go with your lowest number if you aren't sure. Snag your licenses HERE!

Step 2: Register Your School

We've put the ball in your court! All you have to do is fill out the form below. Once we receive it, we'll let you know if your school is approved within 1–3 business days. You can now pre-register and set a start date for the future so that your license is only being applied from the day your classes start. 


Step 3: Check Your Email!

The same email you registered with is the one we will send the welcome letter to if you are approved. This email will include a personalized welcome from our school liaison as well as your next steps.

Step 4: Prepare your Order

We permit up to three orders for each school throughout the year. Some groups like to place one bulk order to save on shipping and get everything they need upfront. Others enjoy the option of spacing out the orders. You get to choose what works best! 

Here's how this works:

  1. You can now prepare your order yourself, adding what you need to your cart and saving it with our new save cart feature (this is available in both the cart and in your account buddy icon on the top right). You can even create a cart for each of your three orders to use for planning and budgeting!
  2. Once you are ready to proceed with an order, simply email your school liaison with your saved cart ID and they will get that order set up with the discount. 
  3. Finally, they will send you the digital version of each Teacher's Guide in your order.

Step 5: Check your Order

When you get your books, we recommend opening up the box and checking everything over carefully—including looking inside the book to make sure that you have the correct levels and that everything matches your order. Sometimes mistakes either on behalf of the group or the warehouse are not discovered until classes are starting, and we don't want you to have any delays! Let your liaison know ASAP if you encounter any problems so that we can get you set up and ready for your first day! 

(Optional) Step 6: Follow up

Any additional questions you have, follow up with your liaison. If you are ready to submit your next order, simply send a follow-up email and we'll get you set up!

It is our prayer that this model will allow more families to homeschool, offer support and encouragement, and reach even more people with the love of Jesus. We actively pray for our schools and co-ops and are so excited that you are considering Gather 'Round Homeschool for your year. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at schools@gatherroundhomeschool.com.

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