The registration period for our 2024-2025 co-op year is closed. If you are interested in joining us for our 2025-2026 co-op year, please revisit our site in January, 2025, for application information.

Please note:

  • We only accept new members who complete the application process. Although we welcome applications from new families, application does not guarantee membership. Once we receive all applications, we will be able to determine available space for 2024-2025. We usually have room every year to accept new families!
  • All families, both current and new, must have at least one student who will be nine years of age by September 1st, of the upcoming fall.
  • The collective work load of maintaining 20 classes for each hour of co-op makes it necessary for families to schedule for at least 3 hours of co-op classes. Connect your schedule to either the morning or afternoon so that you can help set-up or restore/clean-up the building. Exceptions to this requirement need to have board approval.
  • Openings for new membership will be awarded in the spring on a lottery basis if applications submitted by then exceed our membership capacity.

Living Hope Co-op Policy Handbook

Before turning in your application, we ask that you take time to prayerfully read through LHC's Policy Handbook. This document will help you gain an understanding of how our co-op operates to determine if LHC is a good fit for you and your family. Please keep in mind that we update our Handbook every year. We ask that all members are familiar with and can commit to the policies and procedures of our cooperative.
Current members: Please set aside time to become familiar with the Handbook changes that have been made. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact any of the board members and we will be happy to answer them.

1. Turn in your Application

For 2024-2025, applications will be accepted on March 25th and April 8th, from 8:30am-1:30pm, at Christian Lighthouse Center.

  • Please note, participation for current members is contingent on the current year's fees being paid prior to application.

In order to complete the application process, you will need to print, complete, and turn in the following forms along with the registration fee ($45 cash or check made out to LHC): The necessary forms are hyperlinked below in this section. Please print each form at home. We do not have extra copies available to hand out.

Personal Checklist for 2024-2025 LHC Registration
This is an optional form, but is useful as a guide through the three phases of the registration process: Application, Registration Preparation, and Online Registration

2024-2025 Family Application Form

2024-2025 Statement of Faith Agreement Form

2024-2025 Liability and Medical Release

2024-2025 Parent Release Form

2024-2025 Student Conduct Agreement
Print one for each student 10 years old or older.

2024-2025 Parent Job Information Sheet

$45.00 Registration Fee (check or cash)
The $45.00 fee is only refundable up until May 6th, 2024. If you were required to fill-out a background check, the cost of the background check will be deducted from your refund. If you decide the co-op is not a good fit for your family, please come to the co-op on May 6th to have your registration money returned to you from the treasurer. We will not mail refunds.

2. Registration Preparation

Preparing for Online Registration is important to ensure everything goes smoothly. This Personal Checklist will help you know each "next step" thru the completion of our registration process.

Personal Checklist for 2024-2025 LHC Registration

Background Checks

We are required to file a background check on members every two years. After we receive your Application paperwork, an email will be sent to you if you are a new member or a current member that needs to refile. There will be a link in the email and directions on how to complete the check. The background check is done completely online after Application Days are concluded.

  • Returning Members: If you are due to file a background check, you will need to do so before you can register for 2024-2025 classes. We will notify you via email if you need to file a background check for the 2024-2025 co-op year.
  • New Family Members: All New Family Members will be required to file a background check before registering for classes.

Website Preparation

  • Be sure that your password works and that you have changed it to one of your own choosing.
  • Verify that your family information is correct: each of your students are listed in the correct grade level for next fall, address/phone information is correct, and names are entered correctly.

Take Note of your Registration Dates

  • Write on your calendar the dates of your Online Registration window as listed on the "Registration Instructions" handout. (You will receive a reminder email alerting you to your approaching registration window.)
  • Make a plan for your students' classes using the online class grid. Have back up choices made ahead of time in case classes close before or during your online registration window.
  • New Members: plan to attend our "Mandatory New Family Orientation" on April 29th, 9:45am-11:15am, in the Fellowship Hall at Lighthouse Christian Center. Please, if possible, try to make arrangements to be able to come without your children. (We want to be sure you will be better able to concentrate because we cover a lot of information in a short amount of time.)

3. Online Registration

Please read over these instructions so that you familiarize yourself with the online process before it begins.

Registration Instructions 2024-2025

Session 1 Payments & Material Fees

  • Initial Payments for 2024-2025 (1st Session & Material Fees) must be paid by May 13th, 2:00 PM.
  • If payments are not made by May 13th, all unpaid classes will be automatically dropped from your family's registrations.
  • Payment Table 2024-2025
  • All student class registrations and parent job registrations are subject to change if the Leadership Board deems it necessary.

Add/Drop Process

Once our 2024-2025 Online Class Registration closes, LHC Members may make class changes to their class schedules using our Add/Drop process. This process begins in fall once co-op has started and continues to be available the entire co-op year. NOTE: There will be no student Add/Drop changes over the summer. This process starts with dropping the current class in which your student is registered and then adding them to a class where a seat is available. Please use this Add/Drop set of forms to complete this process. Full instructions are on the forms.

Online Waitlist Procedure

If you are wanting to get into a full class, you will want to sign your student up for the Online Waitlist.

  • The Online Waitlist is for classes with Student Max Reached status only.
  • Each waitlist will accommodate a list of 5 names.
  • If a class has prerequisites, priority will be given to students who meet the specified class prerequisites. If you are unsure of the prerequisites - please read the class description and information. If after reading the class information you are still unsure, please contact the teacher directly before placing your student on the list. (Examples of classes that may have prerequisites are science, writing, and math classes.)
  • Once we begin co-op in September, the waitlist will be activated if seats become available in previously full classes. When a closed class has an open spot, the first family name on the waitlist will be contacted by the Registrar. If the 1st family is no longer interested, the 2nd family will be contacted and then so on down the list.
  • If you change your mind and want to remove your name from the list, you can do so by clicking unregister.
  • Only the names on the Online Waitlist will be contacted for admittance into a class that has a seat available, in September after co-op begins. Teachers will not be keeping a separate waitlist, so please do not ask them to put you on a waitlist for their class. Teachers may not overload their classes. All members must follow the Online Waitlist process to give every member equal opportunity to access seats in full classes.

If a spot opens up and you accept this seat, you will need to follow our Add/Drop policy to make the change. Specifics regarding our Add/Drop policy and procedures can be found in the section above on this website page.
Registering for the Online Waitlist Instructions (The Online Waitlist opens in May after the close of registration. )

  1. Go to our web site and log-in.
  2. Once logged-in, click on Class Grid.
  3. Click on the class for which you would like register for the Waitlist.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the drop-down window. Select the name of your student and click "Register".
  5. You are now on the Online Waitlist for that particular class. Your family will be notified if the class has a spot open in the Fall.