We don't want to throw anyone into something they don't feel ready for, and many moms like to get an idea of how things work at the co-op before they choose to teach something.
All moms are expected to teach at least one class after they have been at Christ the King Academy Homeschool Co-op for one year.
Of course, if you are brand new to our co-op and would like to teach one or more classes, that would also be fantastic.
Homeschooling moms have brains full of so many things that it can be difficult to think of what to teach. Further, if you are new to the co-op, how will you know what has already been done? We hope this list of co-op classes from the past and present, as well as possibilities, will be helpful!
If you are here for class ideas for your own co-op — welcome! We hope you find something inspirational 🙏
And if you'd like more information about our co-op and would like to discern if we are a good fit for your family, you can visit this post, which includes next steps if you do feel led to come for a tour or talk to someone over the phone or by email.
1. ACT/SAT Prep
2. American Government (high school). Wohletz taught 2020/21.
3. Art (all grades)
4. Business Law (high school)
5. Business Management (high school)
6. Catholic Schoolhouse (K-2)
8. Classical Enrichment (2nd-4th taught by Sinclair 2020/21; 5th-6th taught by Madl 2019/20) (one semester)
9. Cooking/Baking (2 hours) (Advanced or Basic)
10. Consumer Education (high school)
11. Debate (middle and high school). Taught by Strange one semester 2020/21.
12. Drama (all grades) (one semester)
13. Drawing (middle and high school). Taught by Neiderhiser one semester 2021/22.
14. Emotional Health Class (Neiderhiser)
16. Health and Nutrition (one semester)
17. Health for the Whole Person (high school). High School Health for the Whole Person - 7sistershomeschool.com
18. Hospitality (7th through 12th) (one semester) Taught by Wohletz 2019/20
19. How Media Influenced the 20th Century
20. Improv (high school kids loved this with Lueckenotte) (one semester or all year)
21. Leadership (2010/11)
22. Liberty, Justice and Economics (5th through 8th) Taught 2018/19
23. Logic (and Critical Thinking; Informal) (one semester)
24. Medieval Projects (one semester) (2018/19)
25. Morning Basket
26. Music and Movement (PreK through elementary)
27. Music Appreciation
28. Photography (middle and high school). Taught by Neiderhiser one semester 2021/22.
29. Physical Education (all grades)
30. School Newspaper Class (published monthly)
31. Sociology (high school)
32. Study Skills (middle and high school) (one or two semesters). Taught by Harkins 2016/17; Letzig 2019/20. Resources were: (first semester) Study Smarter, Not Harder and (second semester) What Color is Your Parachute for Teens
33. Theology of the Body for Teens (middle school through high school; two-hour class one day or one hour each Monday/Wednesday)
34. Yearbook Class
35. American Sign Language
37. Latin (First Form)
38. Latin (Henle)
39. Spanish (all grades)
40. American Geography (all ages).
41. World Geography 7-12 taught by Madl 2021/22.
HISTORY (also includes some Literature, Philosophy, Fine Arts)
42. American (5-9) Neiderhiser 2020/21 using Hakim books we have in Room 202
43. American History (high school) Heppner taught 2020/21
44. Ancient/Literature (2013/14) (outside teacher Kuemmerlein)
45. Art History
46. Church (outside teacher Frank Dinovo)
47. Greek History/Literature taught by Heppner 2018/19
48. Egyptian Mummification (one semester; middle school) (2010/11)
49. History and Philosophy of the Western World (7 Sisters Homeschool)
50. History of Fine Arts (middle and high school) (one semester) Taught by Madl 2018/19
51. Medieval History/Literature (2013/14)
52. Missouri (2010/11)
53. Modern World History (7th through 12th). McLoughlin taught 2021/22; next time Light to the Nations but 9-12
54. Roman History/Literature taught by Heppner 2019/20
LANGUAGE ARTS (some Literature combined with HISTORY)
55. Book Discussion/Book Club
56. Creative Writing (all grades) (one semester)
58. English Grammar and Composition (high school). McLoughlin taught 2021/22.
59. Fairy Tales (K-1st) (2016/17)
60. Film as Literature (high school). Kerrie has info on this.
61. Great American Short Stories (high school)
62. Great Books. Books can be acquired on Amazon, ABE Books, ThriftBooks, eBay, etc. (Sample lesson plans for Series 6-8 on the Homeschool-Life website). Can be paired with Art with younger grades into one class. (Has been taught by Connors, Madl, Wise)
63. IEW Writing (2016/17)
64. Letter of the Week (preK-1)
65. Literature, American (high school). Heppner taught 2020/21. McLoughlin teaches 2022/23.
66. Literature, World (high school)
67. Modern Literature/History
69. Socratic Book Club (middle and high school) (one semester) Taught by Madl 2018/19.
70. Speech (one semester). Letzig taught Spring 2020; needed again. 7 Sisters Homeschool has a good program.
71. Storytime (preK)
72. World Literature (Seton, Memoria Press, etc.)
MATH (middle/high school classes not generally taught at co-op anymore)
75. Build a Business (5-8; high school (one semester) Taught by Wise 2019/20.
76. Economics (high school). Wohletz taught 2021/22.
78. Personal Finance (high school; Dave Ramsey). Ousley taught 2018/19 and would let us borrow the DVDs. Kids buy workbooks. McLoughlin teaches 2022/23.
79. Apologetics/Sacraments (high school). Wohletz taught 2020/21.
80. Bible History and Catechism (1st through 4th). Wohletz taught 2020/21.
81. Bible Timeline (high school) (2017/18)
82. Book of Virtues (Based on The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett … huge book and could cover all 10 virtues in stories and activities over a year. Book of Virtues - Shiver Academy
83. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We have a wonderful CGS room set up in the basement but need trained teachers. Can bring in outside teachers if parents share the cost.
84. Faith and Morality (outside teacher Frank Dinovo)
85. Intro to Catholicism (outside teacher Frank Dinovo)
86. Lessons with Father Mike (high school) (one semester) Taught by Letzig 2019/20 (cut short).
87. Little Flowers (2010/11)
88. Religion. We have some Faith &Life series grades, some with a teacher’s manual; we can get more.
89. Saints (Jenifer Strange found some great saint books in the teacher’s lounge that she grabbed to possibly teach something in the future)
90. Understanding Scripture (outside teacher Frank Dinovo)
92. Biology (middle school). Wise taught 2021/22.
93. Chemistry (high school). Wise taught 2020/21.
94. General Science (Apologia) (7th?)
95. Human Anatomy and Physiology (high school). Lueckenotte taught 2021/22.
96. Life Science (CHC) (optional workbook and lab manual) (7th grade)
97. Physical Science (middle school). Wise taught 2020/21
98. Physics (high school)
99. Psychology (high school). Wohletz taught 2019/20.
100. Science Experiments
101. Science Lab (to coincide with a Monday class)
102. Engineering, Introduction to (one semester)
103. LEGO Robotics (one semester)
104. Math Games
105. Project-Based Learning (create a zoo, build a city, etc.)
106. STEM Projects (all grades)
The Unlikely Homeschool: Mega List of Homeschool Co-op Class Ideas (sign up to get it by email)