Plus rebates up to $48 for non-compulsory volunteering means
You control what you pay!
How Does It Work?
Participation in one or all of the Co-op activities requires a current membership. Membership allows anyone living in the household to participate in their choice of activities, so that’s one Membership per household, not per child.
Membership is offered on a per-term basis and must be renewed each term to participate. There are 3 terms per year (plus a special summer term that has a different fee structure), see calendar. This accommodates the varying activities your family may be involved in over the course of a year and gives you the flexibility to choose different participation levels each term.
Obligations as a Member
Cleaning up at the end of your day on campus is a responsibility that all members except Leaders and Facilitators participate in. Part of our obligation to our campus facility is to leave the facility in clean condition after use. We encourage you to allow your children to participate in taking care of our facility with you as you deem appropriate.
When can I register and find out what classes will be offered Fall 2019?
Our Fall 2019 Class Catalog will be published August 1st and registration happens August 4-9. Visit the Registration page to complete your Membership and Class Requests!
Membership Levels & Membership Costs
Every Member has the choice to volunteer if they wish. We have several levels of volunteer service available and each comes with its own combination of benefits and responsibilities. Look below for details.
- no rebates or early registration
- no volunteering required
- end of day cleanup
This member chooses to participate in the Co-op without volunteering for any duties. They are full members, supporting the Co-op through their full financial contribution membership fee of $118. This level offers the most freedom of time for the member.
- rebates up to $48
or priority registration for next term
- end of day cleanup
Safe, smooth operation and happy members are a direct result of the work volunteers do to monitor the playground and hallways, assist facilitators in a class, set up and clean up classrooms, offer hospitality and more.
If you are looking for a financial discount for the current term or priority registration for the following term, this is the option for you.
Volunteers earn points that can be turned in at the end of the term for rebates up to $48 , or they can donate them to our Scholarship Fund for others to use.
If 24 or more points are earned during the term (typical points for one duty each week), you can choose to take the Volunteer Priority registration INSTEAD of the rebate for the following term. We register those with 24 or more points in order from highest points, so if you are a Volunteer, the more points you accumulate the closer you are to the front of the registration line.
Volunteer duties will be available for sign up soon after registration. We have duties offered for the whole 8 week term and duties offered on a weekly basis. Sign up for weekly duties can be done in advance or day of duty.
Facilitator Substitutes & Facilitator Babysitter
- rebates up to $48 or priority registration for current term
- end of day cleanup
These two volunteer duties are different than other duties in that they are critical to the execution of a class. The volunteer that takes this duty is committing to being on campus all of the 8 weeks to complete this duty as needed, therefore we offer this volunteer the option of Priority Registration for the current term so that they are essentially guaranteed their child receives the classes they want. The Babysitter will watch the child of a facilitator for one hour to allow that person to facilitate a class. Substitutes for classes are on call to be available to substitute any time you are asked to do so if a facilitator must be absent.
- priority registration for current term
- one free class for each hour you facilitate
Those who wish to share something they are passionate about or share their inherent gift of teaching/guiding/mentoring, are asked to please do so! In most cases, facilitators must be members of WTHS Co-op for one or more terms before qualifying for this position. Exceptions may be made for those who are already familiar with working in a self-directed learning environment. Facilitators can be anyone - experienced teachers or those who have never led a class, adults and kids alike. We provide guidance, support and direction if you would like to step into this role. Contact Janeen Guynn.
Members of the Leadership team have a vested interest in contributing to the success of WTHS Co-op and its families. This person has typically been an active part of our Community for one or more years before joining the Leadership Team. They commit to providing their time and talents in any way that is needed for the calendar year and beyond, whilst supporting the foundation principles and core values of our community.