Hello world!

As many of you know, our site has been down. We have been sad, but we are determined!

We have been able to restore a few things. You can now see and read pages and posts. Pictures and links may not work. We are working diligently on these items!

We appreciate your patience!

To ensure accurate information regarding classes and enrollment, please visit our temporary site:

cerconline.wordpress.com

Thanks so much!

CERC Board

CERC T-shirts on sale now!

Thank you for supporting CERC!
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Regular Adult
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See these Tees and more on our fundraising page!
Long Sleeves and Hoodies too!
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Whether you are a past or present student or family, or you were just homeschooling before it was cool, you can help support CERC!

Our budget for 2020-2021 is a bare bones budget. This means we have no extra funds to pay for some crucial software updates and devices which are needed to manage the business side of CERC. Your participation in this fundraiser will help provide these items.

We must sell 100 t-shirts to raise the needed funds. Our t-shirt provider, Custom Ink, will close the fundraiser Thursday, September 24th, so don’t delay!

In addition to ordering a shirt, you can help support CERC by giving a financial gift through Givelify. Click on the link to make a donation.

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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!

Bookstore COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

We value you as a member of our CERC homeschool community and are constantly monitoring the local, state, and national COVID-19 landscape to ensure we make the best possible decision for how to re-open our bookstore space. We will always put your safety, and the safety of our volunteers and board members, as our top priority during this unprecedented time.

Procedures in the Bookstore

The CERC Bookstore is taking steps to maintain the safety of our volunteers and customers. We have already implemented curbside pickup, online orders, and phone orders. We will continue to have these options as our main form of low-contact shopping. We will continue to adapt as necessary.

In order to maintain procedures for keeping the bookstore clean, we have created shopping guidelines that are required for anyone entering the bookstore. We ask for your patience and understanding as we attempt to protect and serve everyone involved.

Shopping – Summer 2020 Temporary Guidelines
  • To allow all of our customers the freedom to move about the store as they shop without worrying about social-distancing, we have put together one (1) hour time slots for individuals.  
  • Customers and volunteers are required to wear face masks at all times within the bookstore. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY WEARING A MASK.  This is a courtesy to everyone involved and is not negotiable.  (As of June 21, 2020, Dallas County requires masks for all businesses.)
  • Volunteer staff will wash hands, sanitize work stations, and clean commonly used equipment and surfaces frequently. We will be cleaning between appointments, and at the end of each day.
  • If you, or someone with whom you have regular contact, are in the high risk category, or you do not feel well, please do not come to the bookstore. We will be happy to be your personal shopper!
  • Reusable bags will not be allowed at this time.
Curb-side Pickup

Curb-side pickup is still available for all families. Through messages and pictures we can find what you need and arrange for curb-side pickup during regular hours.

  1. Call the Bookstore during regular business hours with your short list of books. 972-475-4138
  2. Have a LONG list? No problem! Email your list to liz.hach@cerconline.org
  3. You can also text us through FaceBook messenger.
Shop by Appointment

We are using Sign-Up Genius to schedule appointments for those who wish to shop! These are (one) 1 hour time slots. As a courtesy to others, please only schedule ONE time slot initially. There will be plenty of time to discuss and find what you need for the Fall.

Please follow all guidelines (and these are subject to change depending on state and local requirements.) MASKS ARE REQUIRED. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY WEARING A MASK.

Shopping Online

Our NEW STORE WEB-SITE has been published. Although many more titles will be added, you can explore the new online bookstore. Email or call us with any questions regarding specific titles.

Selling Books by Appointment

Currently, the CDC guidelines are unclear in the handling of used merchandise. However, there are many statements regarding “limit the sharing … of objects that cannot be easily cleaned” {paraphrased}. Obviously, we want to take every precaution possible. The purchase of used textbooks and curriculum will be handled with this in mind. All books purchased will be handled with gloves, cleaned if possible, and will be held for 2 weeks before being placed on the shelf for purchase.

Beginning in June, there are Book appointments for selling books. Appointments are offered at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the summer. Your patience and consideration will be greatly appreciated while we work through the best way to bring in much needed curriculum.

  • We will only process one (1) box per appointment and within the 1 hour appointment.
  • Books must be clean (no dust, dirt, or liquid stains).
  • Customer does not have to remain in the store during the appointment.
  • All other regular bookstore Buy Back policies are still in effect.

 

CERC Bookstore

The CERC Bookstore has more than what is listed online! Email Liz at liz.hach@cerconline.org or through the CERC Bookstore Facebook page.

We continue to monitor Dallas County reports on cases, as well as their recommended policy. By May 20th, we hope to have a plan for shopping by appointment. Please make sure you’re on our mailing list!

Send me your list or questions about curriculum or books. I will be happy to help you out! We will be happy to help you find what you need. We can do curbside pickup or mail packages.


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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!