The HomeSchoolers’ Network started in 1992 as the dream of a group of parents at College Heights Christian Church who had made the decision to home educate their children. These families began with a monthly parent meeting, arranged field trips, and activities for the children. Later they added PE classes and a co-op was formed. As the co-op grew simply by word of mouth, it became apparent that there was a need for this type of support to homeschooling families beyond just the College Heights family. The name The Homeschoolers’ Network (HSN) was chosen for this outreach ministry of College Heights. An Administrative Board was appointed and the decision was made to expand the services offered to include a three hour schedule of PE and classes once a week for 12 weeks each semester. As the co-op grew, more opportunities became available. HSN expanded the academic class day and developed a more intensive credit oriented High School program as well as increased the number of extra-curricular activities, parent information sessions, and fellowship events. As of 2016, HSN became a stand-alone 501C3 not-for-profit ministry under the leadership of a Board of Trustees appointed by College Heights Christian Church.
HSN strives to create a Christian environment that fosters learning while connecting homeschooling families to people and resources that encourage growth academically, socially and Biblically.
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” -Hebrews 10:25
The HomeSchoolers’ Network is a homeschool co-op meeting in Joplin, Missouri for 12 consecutive weeks in the fall, September through November, and in the spring, February through April. We are a co-op where each family works together for the good of all our children rather than a drop-off program where teachers are paid for their services. By participating in this kind of program each week, our families can Learn, Connect, and Grow together. Families may enroll in HSN once a child is Kindergarten age or older. Students must be at least 5 years old by August 1st of the year they enroll. Nursery and Preschool classes are only offered to parents who have school-aged children attending on Tuesdays. All children must attend with a parent or guardian unless special arrangements have been made with the Director Team in advance due to extraordinary circumstances. We do, however, seek to be flexible when necessary to help families with special needs participate in our fun and educational programs.