Where do you meet?
We are meeting at St. John’s Baptist Church. It is located at 2300 Holland Road in Virginia Beach, VA.
How long have you been meeting?
The 2012-2013 school year is our sixth year in operation.
Is the co-op free?
There is no membership fee to join Grace Academy. There is a registration fee per semester and some activities and classes do have a supplies fee. None of our teachers or leaders are paid. NOBODY MAKES MONEY FROM GRACE ACADEMY!
Do you have lunch or physical education?
We break for lunch at 11:30 most everyone brings a bag lunch. After classes, students and parents meet outside to fellowship, eat, and play. It is not uncommon for soccer games to start, water balloon fights, or a game a tag. Fellowship is important for students to make friends as well as parents to provide support so we ask that everyone please try to attend fellowship.
We have been able to offer physical education classes some semesters. Our classes change from semester to semester based on teacher volunteers.
Am I required to teach?
In order to have free activities and classes we ask that each parent search their heart to teach, volunteer in the preschool room, or help in any way possible so that Grace Academy can remain free to everyone. By sharing your talents, whether a one time class or a year long class, it spreads out the burden of time and money for everyone. Many hands make light work. We require all parents of students to volunteer every week in some way.
What is the age requirement? What if I have very young children that cannot participate even though my older ones can?
In order to join Grace Academy your family must have at least one school age (meaning a notice of intent has been filed with your school district) child. We have pre-k classes for the younger siblings of school age children and classes through high school.
If you have a baby you are welcome to take them to class if you are comfortable doing that- or we always have many moms willing to snuggle a baby.
Do I have to be Christian to attend?
Grace Academy welcomes all religions. There is something for everyone. The leadership of Grace Academy is a Christian leadership and we strive to lead in love, charity and kindness. We seek the guidance of God in leading Grace Academy the way He would have it led and strive to show the love of Christ to all our fellow men through actions. We hope even non-believers will join us in fellowship and feel His love through us.
Can I drop my child off?
No. A parent needs to be in the building with their child at all times.
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