Category Archives: Programs

Extended Enrollment and Desk Hours!

The CERC Board is pleased to announce that our enrollment for the fall semester is sufficient for us to keep serving the North Texas homeschool community for another year! All praise be to the Lord!!
The following classes, sadly, did NOT make their minimum enrollment numbers and will be dropped from the Fall schedule.

  • An Art Adventure, grades 1-3
  • Effective Reading, Note Taking and Study Skills, grades 8+
  • Greek and Latin Word Roots, grades 2-4
  • Elementary Literature and Grammar, grades 4-6
  • American Sign Language, grades 9+
  • Elementary American History, grades 3-5
  • IEW 1, grades 3+
  • Astronomy, grades 1-3
  • Marine Biology, grades 10+
  • Physics, grades 11+

It is encouraging that most of the classes made, but our hearts are sad for these few that did not.


If you had a student enrolled in one of these dropped classes, we encourage you to take a look at the updated Fall schedule and consider transferring your enrollment to a different class.
Which brings us to some exciting news!

The Board has made the decision to extend enrollment!
A Board member will be at CERC every Tuesday and Wednesday,

July 21, 22, 28 & 29, August 4, 5, 11 &12

between the hours of 10 am – 2 pm

to assist with enrollment or to answer your homeschool questions.


*Please note that the enrollment fee base rate is $100 for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year per our Tuition Policy


We hope to see you soon!

If you are new to homeschooling and have questions, please email info@CERConline.org. We are happy to assist you!

Updated COVID Plans

CERC’s plan is to OPEN!

As of today, CERC plans to begin the 2020-2021 year on time. The board will be closely monitoring all of the happenings with COVID-19 and will make timely decisions as needed.
However, please know that we will not necessarily make decisions in line with local school districts. We plan to be more in line with local churches.

Plan A includes: in-person classes, hand sanitizing stations, frequent wiping down of tables, desks and chairs, daily sanitizing of cloth couches/chairs.
Face coverings will be required in accordance with Dallas County mandates.
To assist in social distancing, Students with more than 1 hour between classes will be required to leave CERC and return no more than 10 minutes before their next class.
Parents must be prompt in picking up students.
Positive COVID test results must be reported to the Director of Education within 24 hours. *Failure to report a positive test result is grounds for dismissal.


Please prayerfully consider volunteering at CERC while your student is in class(es). We will need a small army of volunteers to keep up with cleaning.


Should State and local mandates require a shut down:
Plan B
 includes: on-line classes at the teachers discretion. Not all classes lend themselves to on-line instruction. If we must move to on-line instruction, parents will have the option to drop classes with no penalty or fees. If you would like to discuss our refund policy, please email info@CERConline.org


CERC will strictly enforce our sick policy which is outlined in our
Parent Guidelines and Responsibilities and states,


” Families agree not to bring students to campus that have had fever, diarrhea, vomiting or other contagious condition in the last 24 hours. CERC is not responsible for administering any medications. Parent is responsible for contacting the instructor(s) directly for any missed class(es) and assignments.”


The board is confident that all of our families will be extremely careful to respect each other by being extra diligent in choosing to keep their family member home if in doubt regarding illness.
If you are new to homeschool and have questions, please email info@CERConline.org. We are happy to assist you!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Homeschool? How? A FREE Webinar!

YOU’RE INVITED!

Join CERC co-founder, Shari Nelson and CERC Board President, Michelle Nott for this highly informative and FREE webinar as they answer the question, “Homeschool? How?”

June 29, 2020
Session 1: Home school? How? 10 am -12 pm
Session 2: High School DNA 1 pm – 3 pm
Session 1 Homeschool? How? Topics will include:
*Texas requirements
*How to withdraw your student from public school
*What type of learner do I have?
*Choosing a curriculum
*Is a co-op right for my family?
*Standardized testing
And MORE!
Session 2 High School DNA Topics will include:
*What paperwork should I keep?
*How do I prepare a transcript?
*What classes are required in the State of Texas?
*How do I prepare my college bound student?
*What is Dual Credit?
*Alternatives to college
*PSAT/SAT/ACT
*Counseling your high school student
And MORE!

Join us for one or both of these informative sessions!
Tell a friend, bring your questions and register below!! You don’t want to miss this!
When: June 29, 2020
Session 1: 10 am – 12 pm
Session 2: 1 pm – 3 pm
A Zoom invitation link will be sent to the email you use to register.
If you have any questions, please email Michelle Nott at Nottfamily5@gmail.com
When registering, please tell us if you will be attending session 1, 2 or both sessions. Include your name and email address.
Register Now
There is no limit on attendance!

Enrollment Procedure during shutdown

Due to the restrictions recently announced for Dallas county businesses, we are unable to take in-person enrollments at CERC at this time. In addition, distance learning will continue through the end of this semester.


However, CERC is taking mail-in enrollments from current and new families for the fall semester.  Please download and print the enrollment forms from the website. You can view the 2020-2021 schedule here. Mail all completed forms and payment (personal checks only) to:

CERC
c/o Michelle Nott
15209 Saddle Ridge Circle
Terrell, TX 75160


If you need to pay with cash, please indicate that in your enrollment paperwork. We can schedule a time for a Board member to meet you at CERC to collect curbside payment (exact amounts only). Please note, students will not be added to the class list until payment has been received.

In order for classes to remain on the schedule and for CERC to continue to be a resource for our families, it is imperative that enrollments start coming in and classes start filling up. Please help us get the word out about fall enrollment. Tell everyone you know! Also, remind them that we need completed enrollment packets and checks only (no money orders or credit card payments will be accepted) mailed to the above address. Cash payments, in the exact amounts, will need to be by appointment ONLY. Again, please indicate the need for an appointment on the enrollment packet when you mail it in. We will contact you to arrange a time to meet.

Spreading the word about CERC is the best advertisement we have!

Your patience and understanding, as well as your prayers, during this unprecedented time will be greatly appreciated.

2020-2021 Fall Schedule… Start Here

Fall Schedule is now available! To enroll, Start Here!

We are so excited to publish our new Fall 2020 class schedule. Many classes are returning, but we also have some NEW classes! As we head into our 14th school year, we continue to maintain our high standards, and exceptional quality co-operative classes in Science, Math, History, English and Electives for all grade levels. Spend some time reviewing our schedule, and then you can print or pick up an enrollment packet. Have all documents and checks ready to enroll.

1. Check out the Fall 2020 schedule. To see a class description, click on the class name.

2. Print and complete the enrollment forms. If you have enrolled your family before, follow the current family instructions.

If you’re a NEW family, follow the new family instructions. All forms must be complete to enroll. I recommend reading through our Class Info page, and the connecting enrollment pages.

Enrollments will be accepted at the CERC Front Desk by a Board Member only Monday through Thursday 9:00 – 2:00 PM.

3. Important start and end dates, as well as all holidays, are available on our Academic Calendar. Take the time to print this handy one page calendar to keep track of important dates!

Modern Art Mini-Session

Registration Open Now!
Come and explore various art media and create unique projects in this mini-session inspired by modern artists! Students will design a collage based on Matisse’s cutouts, create a multimedia project based on Kandinsky using watercolor, marker, and pastel, and use acrylics to create a project inspired by Jackson Pollock. Your student will learn art skills, color theory, design, and study famous works of art.
Class will meet for 7 weeks on Wednesday’s 11:30am-12:30pm, beginning April 1.Taught by Janet Rogers, this mini-session is designed for ages 10 and up, grade 5 and up.Drop by the front desk to register!

Age Levels: 10 and up

Grade Levels: 5th and up

Class Period: Beginning April 1, 2020 on Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:30 for 7 weeks

Materials Fee: $15.00

Tuition: $100.00

Enrollment Fee: $25.00 for families not currently enrolled in CERC classes

Materials Needed: Sketchbook, canvas, watercolor paper, paper, paints, markers, glue.

Instructor: Janet Rogers

Email: thedutchmom@yahoo.com

Stop by the front desk to enroll!

Spring 2020 Drawing Classics Art Camp

Instructor: Janet Rogers

Time Span: 1 hour a week for 7 weeks, beginning January 15 and ending February 26

Age Levels: 9 – 18

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

Class Period: Wednesday, 11:30-12:30

Materials fee: $10

Materials Needed: 9” x 12” Strathmore Sketchbook

Course Description:

Drawing Classics is a mini course designed to cover the foundations of drawing and shading for the beginning and intermediate art student.

Drawing from observation is the main focus. The student will be exposed to a broad range of drawing materials, such as pencil, oil pastel, and charcoal. Watercolor will be applied to some of the drawings as well. Various artists’ drawings will be explored in the context of each lesson.

Contact our Director of Education by Email: education@cerconline.org

October Family Newsletter 2019

Dates to Remember
Oct. 1 Tuition due
Oct. 16 Art Camp Begins (Details below)
Nov. 13 Optional Make-up Day
Nov. 25-28 Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29 Fall 2020 Class Submissions due (Details below)
Dec. 12 9th Annual Chili Cook-off & Student Bake-off (Details below)
Dec. 13 – Jan. 5 Christmas Break – CERC closed
Jan. 6 Spring Semester begins
CERC is accepting class submissions

Yes! You read that correctly! It is time to think about which classes you would like to offer for the next academic year. 
Current instructors, if you plan to offer the same class(es) that you are currently teaching for next year, you need only complete the date, instructor’s name, and class title on the form. If you need to request days/times for the class, please complete that section of the form as well. Then if nothing else has changed, in the “Required Student Textbooks…” spot just write “Keep everything the same.” 
New instructors and/or new classes will need to have a completely filled form turned in. The deadline for class submissions is November 29, 2019.You may drop the forms at the front desk at CERC, place them in Tabitha’s teacher folder or email them to Tabitha at Education@CERConline.org
Please help us get the word out that class submissions are being accepted! Have interested persons email Education@CERConline.org
Instructor Form
Volunteer Spotlight
Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Girdler ensure that our CERC parking spots are available for our families. They have faced the heat with grace and a smile.
Thank you for your dedicated service!
Box Tops is changing!
Yes! Box Tops is in the process of changing over to an app. However, you’ll find products that still have to be clipped out. We are collecting those too! Bring them in and place them in the Box Tops mailbox across from the front desk.
Download the new Box Tops app and choose Christian Educators Resource Center when you set it up.
Fall Into Perspective
This fall mini session allows the student the opportunity to work with acrylic and watercolor paints and create two beautiful works of art.The students will receive step-by-step instruction to create the basic painting. Yet, both paintings will allow for individual details the student desires to focus on such as, forest animals, pumpkins, and other ideas.
 For more information on this Art Camp and how to register visit: https://conta.cc/34vyp0b
Annual Chili Cook-off and Student Bake-off
Now is the time to begin perfecting your best pot of chili to bring to CERC on Thursday, December 12. See if you can claim the top prize!
Students, we need you to put your baker’s hats on and come up with the most creative or most flavorful desserts you can and bring them on December 12!
The festivities will begin at 6:00 pm.
This end-of-the -semester get together is always enjoyed by all so you really do not want to miss this event!
Of course, even if you cannot bring chili or a dessert please come anyway!!
We want to fellowship with all of our families on this special night.
Happy Fall Y’all!

Accepting Class Submissions for 2020-2021

Yes! You read that correctly! It is time to think about which classes you would like to offer for the next academic year. 

Current instructors , if you plan to offer the same class(es) that you are currently teaching for next year, you need only complete the date, instructor’s name, and class title on the form. If you need to request days/times for the class, please complete that section of the form as well. Then if nothing else has changed, in the “Required Student Textbooks…” spot just write “Keep everything the same.” 

New instructors  and/or  new classes  will need to have a completely filled form turned in. The deadline for class submissions is November 29, 2019.You may drop the forms at the front desk at CERC, place them in Tabitha’s teacher folder or email them to Tabitha at  Education@CERConline.org
Please help us get the word out that class submissions are being accepted! Have interested persons email  Education@CERConline.org

Click here for Instructor forms

August 2019 Family Newsletter

Welcome Back, CERC Families!
Come to class prepared!
Classes begin on Monday, August 19th! Please make sure you’ve checked your student’s required
materials list for each class. The lists can be found on our website in each class description. The
schedule can be found HERE. Just click on the class name and scroll down to required materials.
Don’t forget to check the bookstore! We may have what you need!

Having students prepared on the first day allows the instructors to hit the ground running!
Still Looking For A Class?
It’s not too late to add a class! You can view the Class Schedule HERE.
Stop by the front desk to fill out an Add Form.
Make-up Orientation for those who were unable to attend the mandatory orientation meeting on
August 13.
When: August 27, 2019
Where: CERC
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Please plan to attend!
Parking
Please make sure you have your yellow CERC Family parking permit in your car and displayed
prominently for our parking monitors to easily see. If you don’t have a parking permit, please stop by the front desk and request one.
Allow extra time for drop-off and pick-up during the first week, or so, of classes as we work out the “kinks”.
“Pack” your patience and Thank a Parking Volunteer!
Box Tops Changes

Changes are coming! Check it out in the video linked below.
Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Hh94b2BvFK4
For more information or to download the new Box Tops app visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping
features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable
organization of your choice. Just be sure to choose Christian Educators Resource Center!