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FAQs



Mission of United Collective

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What is the mission of United Collective?

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Mission Statement:

At United Collective, our mission is to cultivate a Christ-centered educational environment that integrates rigorous academic instruction with practical trade skills, empowering students to thrive both spiritually and professionally. We are dedicated to nurturing the God-given potential of each student by providing a comprehensive education that emphasizes:

  • Faith: Grounding students in biblical principles and fostering a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Excellence: Striving for academic and vocational excellence through a challenging and engaging curriculum tailored to individual learning styles and goals.
  • Community: Building a supportive, inclusive community where students, parents, and educators collaborate and grow together in faith and knowledge.
  • Service: Encouraging a heart for service and leadership, equipping students to positively impact their communities and the world.

Through our hybrid model, we blend the best aspects of homeschooling with structured, hands-on learning experiences in various trades, preparing students to pursue meaningful careers and fulfill their God-given purpose.

This mission guides our efforts and reflects our commitment to providing a holistic, faith-based education that prepares students for success in all aspects of life.

School Year Calendar

Q:

When will United Collective start and end?

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United Collective Fall semester will start on August 26, 2024 and end on December 9, 2024.  

United Collective Spring semester will start on January 2024.

Day of the Week

Q:

What day of the week will United Collective happen?

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United Collective is expected to occur every week on Monday and have multiple events that occur throughout the year.  

Location

Q:

Where is the Location for United Collective?

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The Location for United Collective will be announced in late May of 2024, but will be located in the west valley.  

Structure

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What will the structure be for United Collective?

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United Collective will be a one day a week community that meets on Mondays for a full day of learning and fun.  Location to be announced this summer.  

Q:

How many families will be accepted into United Collective?

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Upon opening we will have a maxium of 100 students for the Fall.    We will also hold a wait list for interest as we expand and grow.

Q:

Are Parents welcome to stay?

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Yes, absolutely we encourage it as many other things will be occuring on campus that parents can learn and grow to expand their toolbox during the day.  

Q:

What are the qualifications for your instructors?

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At United Collective safety is the number one priority and we want to ensure the experience is a professional, faith based, empowering experience for the students and parents.  

 

Teachers, Tutors, and Instructors must all hold a Fingerprint Clearance Card and proper creditionals for teaching their course and subject matter.  

 

Background Checks are required and they must maintain all professional standards within United Collective.  

 

Q:

Will you offer programs for Special Needs?

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Absolutely, United Collective is an inclusive space for all and we want to ensure we have courses and classes designed to empower and expand education throughout the community.  We want to be a safe secure space where others feel seen and heard and can come without judgement and feel supported.  

Q:

Are you an Allowable Expense for ESA?

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Yes, at United Collective the courses and classes will be an allowable expense.

Q:

What grades will the United Collective offer?

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We will offer all grades from Kindergarten to Highschool graduate.  

Programs and Curriculum

Q:

What will the program and curriculum be for United Collective?

 

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United Collective will offer a wide variety of classes and courses for both students and parents.

 

  It will allow growth and expansion in the family dynamic as all grow together while equipping and adding tools for all in the community.  

 

Further Details on programs and curriculum will be announced in July 2024 as we prepare for the Fall.

 

History of United Collective

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What is the history of United Collective?

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The vision behind United Collective started several years ago while wanting to evolve the structure of homeschool and advance a new model and platform that elevated and empowered not only the students, but also the parents.

 

United Collective is a brand new hybrid/cooperative/trade community that offers a one stop location for advancing and empowering education in the homeschool community.  

Q:

What is the educational philosophy of United Collective?

 

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Welcome to our Christian homeschool community where community thrives and values education takes center stage.

Our community provides a nurturing environment where families come together to support one another in their homeschooling journey.

With a foundation rooted in Christian principles, we aim to cultivate not only academic excellence but also character development and spiritual growth.

At United Collective, collaboration is key. Families work together to plan enriching activities, field trips, and events that enhance learning and foster a sense of belonging.

Our dedicated teachers and parent volunteers are committed to providing quality education that integrates faith into every subject.

In addition to academic instruction, we prioritize teaching values such as compassion, integrity, and service.

Through service projects and community outreach initiatives, students learn the importance of making a positive impact in the world around them.

Our community is more than just a place to learn – it's a tight-knit community where lifelong friendships are formed, and families are supported every step of the way.

Q:

Is United Collective Faith Based?

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Yes, United Collective is a Christian community coming together to empower and intersect faith through growth, expansion, and education.  

Other FAQs

Q:

What are the benefits and investment for the program? 

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Thank you for considering our homeschooling hybrid program for your child’s education. We understand that finding the right educational fit for your family is a top priority, and we are committed to supporting your child's learning journey in a way that aligns with your values and goals.

Our hybrid program offers a unique blend of home-based education and in-person instruction, designed to provide the best of both worlds. We recognize that parents seek flexibility, individualized learning, and the opportunity for their children to engage in social and collaborative environments. Our program is structured to meet these needs by offering:

  1. Flexible Scheduling: Tailor your child's learning schedule to fit your family’s lifestyle while ensuring they receive a comprehensive education.
  2. Individualized Learning Plans: Each student receives personalized instruction that caters to their strengths, interests, and areas for growth.
  3. Qualified Instructors: Our experienced educators provide support and guidance, ensuring that your child is progressing and mastering key concepts.
  4. Social Opportunities: Regular group activities, field trips, and collaborative projects help students build essential social skills and friendships.
  5. Parental Support: Resources and workshops for parents to help them effectively support their child’s education at home.

We also understand that investing in your child's education is a significant decision. Our program is competitively priced to ensure it is accessible while maintaining high standards of educational quality. The investment includes:

  • Curriculum Materials: Comprehensive and engaging resources that cover all core subjects.
  • Instructional Support: Access to qualified teachers who provide ongoing support and assessments.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Opportunities for enrichment through various clubs, sports, and arts programs.
  • Technology Access: Tools and platforms that facilitate interactive and effective learning.

We are confident that our homeschooling hybrid program will provide your child with a well-rounded and enriching educational experience. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or to schedule a call to learn more about how we can support your family's educational needs.

Cost breakdown for United Collective: 

A Non Refundable Annual Student Membership Fee:

$100.00 

Class Tution:

$1300 per semester 

$2600 per year 

$650 a quarter 


Curriculum/Supply Fees are based on grade level: 
     Kinder: $500
     Grades 1-3: $525
     Grades 4-6: $550
     Grades 7-8: $575
     Grades 9-12: $600 plus lab cost* 


*Lab costs will vary by subject, with biology and chemistry labs costing more than physics and earth science.

 

United Collective will procure all necessary curriculum for the subjects we teach, along with teacher guides for at-home use. We do not mark up the cost of the curriculum.

Payments are due on May 1st, August 1st, November 1st, and February 1st. 


Invoicing and Payment: United Collective will invoice your family through the member portal, where you can pay securely. After payment, you can download a paid invoice for your records or reimbursement needs. We accept ESA debit card payments and provide assistance from ESA experts.

 
Late Payments: Payments made after the 5th of the month will be considered late. A late fee of $50 will be charged to your child's account unless accommodation have been arranged. 


Enrollment Duration: While United Collective does not require parents to sign a contract for a specific enrollment duration, contracts are in place for our teachers and aides. To ensure smooth operations, we request your notice in writing if you decide to withdraw your student.

Once the semester starts, if a parent chooses to drop classes after the semester begins, any class fees are forfeited, and families remain responsible for the full semester's tuition. However, families will not incur charges for the following semester if a student withdraws in writing before the semester starts.
 

 

Q:

What is the policy for refunds? 

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At United Collective, we strive to provide the highest quality education and support for our students and their families. We understand that circumstances may arise that require families to withdraw from the cooperative, and we have established this refund policy to address such situations fairly and transparently.

Enrollment Fees

Enrollment fees are non-refundable. These fees cover administrative costs and secure your child’s place in the cooperative for the upcoming academic year.

Tuition Refunds:

Refunds for tuition are based on the timing of the withdrawal request. The following schedule outlines the refund percentages based on the date of withdrawal:

  • Before the first day of the academic year: 100% refund of tuition paid, minus a processing fee of $50.
  • Within the first two weeks of the academic year: 75% refund of tuition paid.
  • Weeks 3-4 of the academic year: 50% refund of tuition paid.
  • Weeks 5-6 of the academic year: 25% refund of tuition paid.
  • After the sixth week of the academic year: No refund will be issued.

Special Circumstances:

In cases of extraordinary circumstances (e.g., serious illness, family emergency), the cooperative board may review and consider exceptions to the standard refund policy. Requests for special consideration must be submitted in writing with appropriate documentation.

Refund Process:

To request a refund, parents must submit a written request to the cooperative’s administrative office, including the reason for withdrawal and the date of the last day the student attended the cooperative. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receiving the written request and any required documentation.

Materials and Supplies:

Fees for materials and supplies are non-refundable once distributed to the student. This includes textbooks, workbooks, and other educational resources.

 Extracurricular Activities:

Refunds for extracurricular activities (e.g., field trips, clubs, sports) will be issued based on the policies of the specific activity. Generally, if the cooperative incurs costs that cannot be recovered, those costs will be deducted from any potential refund.

Dispute Resolution:

If a dispute arises regarding the refund policy or the amount of refund issued, families may request a meeting with the cooperative board to discuss the matter. The board’s decision will be final.

Policy Changes:

This refund policy is subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to families in writing and will apply to future enrollments and payments.

By enrolling your child in United Collective, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this refund policy.

For any questions or further clarification, please contact Campus Director Kristen Sylvester.