What is Dasche?
Dasche is a Scholastic Co-operative that meets in South Arlington and operates under Christian principles. We strive to minister to families living in Dallas County (and surrounding counties) with resources, support and encouragement. Dasche started over 20 years ago with a group of homeschool moms who wanted to encourage one another and create a supportive learning community. As they experienced the joy of homeschooling together they recognized a need in the larger community and as they opened up the opportunity to more families Dasche began to grow!
What does Dasche offer?
Aside from the opportunity for connection and support we are offering over 100 unique classes this year taught by our amazing tutors including: Robotics, Lego challenges, Ballet & Tap, English with Pixar, Inner Mission Musical Theatre, Entrepreneurial Ventures, Math Magic, American Sign language and so much more! Your student can sign up for as many or as few classes as will work for your family.
Feel free to click on our link for Class Schedule to see more of the classes available this coming year. If you click on the individual class you can see more information about that class and what tuition costs would be. Most of our classes meet on Wednesdays but we do have a few high school level classes that will meet both Mondays and Wednesdays, those classes will have a M/W next to their names.
Is Dasche a dropoff program?
At Dasche we could not operate without all our members helping play their part. Each family is required to complete service hours each year. Outside of those service hours some members choose to stay close on campus while their students are in class and others choose to drop off and come back for pickup.
How many Service Hours are required?
This year we are requiring 24 service hours total through the year. Either one or both parents may complete service hours, they will be counted per person per hour. Parents are given the opportunity to choose a variety of days, times and shifts and the schedule can be arranged to complete multiple shifts per day.
How much Does Dasche Cost?
In order to join Dasche New Members will pay an application fee of $25 and upon acceptance the families will pay an additional $300 to become full members for their first year. Returning member fees are lower and this year started at $225 for the year. Class payments are made per class throughout the year. 8 Payments total plus a supply fee will be made per class and will be paid directly to the tutor of the class. The Class Supply Fee is upon Registration. Tuition Payments #1-8 are the tuition fees due the first Wed in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March and April. If the family chooses to pay the total year to the tutor in one payment instead of multiple or if the family would prefer to pay by semester you would just want to contact your tutor to make that arrangement.
How Do I join?
We would love to have you join us!
The first step to joining Dasche is watching our New Family Video where you will be given more helpful information about our organization and what being a part of Dasche will look like!
After you complete our New Family Video you can complete our New Family Application. When that is completed it will link you directly into your application fee and our background check consent forms.
Once those have been completed our Registrar will reach out to you to schedule a New Family Interview and help lead you towards the next steps of becoming a part of the Dasche family!
What will happen after my New family Interview?
After your New Family Interview we will reach out to your two references and ensure that background checks come back clear while you work on completing your video Child Safety Training. After this is complete you will receive an acceptance email which will link to a form that allows you to input your families information and create a login and password for our website. Once that information is in the system a system Admin will approve your new login and you will be able to sign into our website and view the memberside of Dasche. You will sign our Injury form and Liability Waiver and then get a chance to look around the member side of our website which will give you many more options to view what is going on at Dasche and is part of how we communicate with our families.
The next step is Service hour Registration which is when you will sign up for your families service hours, that registration begins 7/10 at 8AM. After service hour registration is completed you will be cleared to register your student for classes. Class Registration will open 7/18 at 10AM for our new families.
Have more questions?
Feel free to reach out to us and we would be happy to help!
Co-Op Administrars- Erica Woodell & Lisa Tuttle: [email protected]
Care Team Lead- Lisa Tuttle: [email protected]
Registrar & Web Coordinator- Chelsa Harris: [email protected]