Can you do this in Arkansas?? and Co-op tips??
I'd eventually like to open a low-tuition Christian private school for parents that want to homeschool but aren't able to for one reason or another. Either as a 5 days per week with high parental involvement or 3 days per week and home instruction for 2 (somewhat like the University Model Schools).
My question is pertaining to co-ops with a twist. Since it takes SO MUCH to open a private school and I just don't have the money or time or experience to do that now, could parents file as home schoolers and let a 5 day per/wk. co-op do the teaching? I have a curriculum plan all in place already as well as basic lesson plans for K-12-- it follows a Classical/CM approach. My target would be Christian families where both parents have to work or single parent families or even families with parents that are students or just homeschool families that are feeling burned out and need a change, but can't afford typical private school and won't do public school.
Is this a legal option in Arkansas? If so, can someone offer some tips on how to get a co-op like this started? With a co-op, can I be selective in who I let in? Is this something you'd be interested in if you were in a situation mentioned above? How would I base the membership/tuition fee? What kind of parent involvement would be expected in a co-op and how should that expectation change in a co-op like this one? Any other advice??
TIA for your help!!