2017-2018 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Salve Regina?
Salve Regina is a ministry designed to facilitate Catholic homeschooling
families supporting each other in our calling to educate our children. We
will work together as a community to draw out the very best in each
child and to help him/her grow in virtue with a community of believers.
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. - 1 Peter 4:10
When do we meet?
We meet on Mondays from 9:00-3:30. Most families attend Mass at 8:30. There are opportunities for your upper middle and high school students to lector and serve at the Altar.
Where do we meet?
We are a parish ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco. They generously allow us to use their facility. As such, you will need to be Safe Environment certified.
What families might benefit most from participating?
Catholic homeschooling families who would like the part-time benefit of a cooperative classroom setting, instruction from other faithful Catholics, community support, labs, hands-on activities, class parties, fieldtrips and more will benefit from participating.
Are uniforms required?
Uniforms are not required, but most of our students wear a uniform. The uniform is a Salve Regina Polo shirt. The boys wear navy and the girls wear light blue.
Do I have to stay on campus?
As a cooperative, parents must remain on campus and engaged. Salve Regina is not a drop-off program. You will be contributing to the learning of your children, as well as ministering to other families.
What classroom will my child be in?
Children are grouped in age-specific classrooms that maximize their learning. At a minimum, we are divided into nursery, elementary, middle school, and high school. High school includes some flexibility based on the child’s ability and maturity.
What if my child is advanced beyond their age/grades?
Exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The group of core tutors will consider each case to the good of the individual student and their peers. The group’s recommendation requires the approval of the Co-Directors.
What does it cost?
As a ministry, costs are kept as low as possible. Please refer to the Program Fees and Information Sheet. Co-op fees do not include outside enrollment, books and individual student materials.
Will my child be enrolled in a curriculum?
The middle and high school students utilize Kolbe Academy curriculum and resources. The cost of plans and books is not included in co-op fees. The elementary school students use a mix of Catholic School House (CSH), IEW writing instruction, Apologia science and Seton Home Study School. The co-op fees to not include the necessary books and CDs. The nursery is a learning environment as well. The nursery curriculum will be tailored to the age and needs of the group each year.
Can my nursing child stay in the room?
Mothers nursing infants will be given priority in the nursery. If you feel called to teach while nursing, your baby will be in the nursery and nursing breaks will be scheduled. Nursing infants are welcome at all meetings. Young children can be disruptive to a classroom environment, they are required to be in the nursery.
What is my responsibility as a parent?
You are responsible for having you and your children arrive on-time to class and prepared with completed assignments. (Yes, this means checking your high school child’s bag.) You will be responsible for tutoring classes as assigned. We will try to accommodate everyone’s strengths, but when we cannot, tutoring blocks will be assigned. When you are not teaching, you will be an assistant in a room. The assistant will be engaged with the class and able to back-up in the absence of the primary tutor. This may include leading breakout groups, classroom management, helping children achieve positive classroom behavior (e.g. tapping a talking child on the shoulder.)
Planning for the subjects that you tutor is done at home. It is important that each tutor come prepared with materials and supplies needed to teach a lesson. This will take 1-2 hours of work at home and may include purchasing necessary supplies that you will be reimbursed for.
Your child will need to participate in class and work on skills at home.
You will need to communicate upcoming absences in a timely manner and have substitute plans for the individual that will need to fill in.
There will be a parent orientation at the beginning of the year and quarterly meetings that you will be required to attend.