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Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith

will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 

Colossians 2:7


As shepherds of our children’s education, we will root our children in God’s word and teach, support, and encourage our children in their journey of academic learning and character development so that they will have strong wings to glorify God in their youth and throughout their lives.  

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A checklist for Registration Day 


SPRING 2023 



Registration for the Spring 2023 will be open to the public on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Fall Semester is a 12 week session that runs on Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:50pm



11/16/22     Registration Open to the Public

02/02/23     First Day of Spring Semester

04/06/23     Spring Break - No Co-Op

04/27/23     Last Day of Spring Semester

05/04/23     Make-Up Day - If needed

FALL 2023

04/26/23     Registration Open to the Public

8/31/23  Orientation/Open House 9:30am-12noon

9/7/23         First Day of Fall Semester

11/23/23     THANKSGIVING - No Classes

11/30/23     Last Day of Fall Semester
12/7/23       Make-up Day (If needed)

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Thursdays at Co-Op

A day in the life..

Morning Warm-Up

8:45 - 8:55 am

Doors will open at 8:45.  ALL members and students need to check in and quietly enter the sanctuary for Morning Warm Up (Pledge, Memory Verse, and Devotion) starting at 8:50.  Students will be released to go directly to their class at 8:55.  If you arrive after 8:55, you may check in and go directly to class.


10:50 - 11:00 am

Students are welcome to bring a small drink and snack to be consumed during this time.  We will say a prayer to bless our snack and sing happy birthday to anyone celebrating and have a few minutes of social time.  

First Hour

9:00 - 9:50 am

Third Hour

11:05 - 11:55 am

Second Hour

9:55 - 10:45 am

Fourth Hour

12:00 - 12:50 pm


12:50 - 1:00 pm

Once Co-op has ended for the day, be prompt in gathering up your children and belongings and relocate outside to socialize. ALL members and students need to exit the building by 1:00 pm.  This will allow the Clean-Up Crew and Board Members to quickly complete their duties.  We thank you in advance for your support in this matter!


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9:00 - 9:50

first HOUR


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9:55 - 10:45

second HOUR

registration is  closed 

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11:05 - 11:55

third HOUR

registration is closed

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12:00 - 12:50

fourth HOUR

registration is closed 

First Hour
Second Hour
Third Hour
Fourth Hour


Teachers are a vital part of helping Roots and Wings succeed.  We thank you for your time and consideration.  If you are interested in being a teacher at Roots and Wings, we ask that you please click the button on the left of this page and fill out the forms.

Please note: all applicants will be required to submit a background check with a one time fee of $12.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you and God Bless!

~ Roots and Wings Board of Directors

Crystal Salt


Roots and Wings began as a small gathering of families who came together with a desire to see homeschool class offerings in the Lincoln-Way area. Our group is made up of homeschooling parents and their children who use their time and talents so that many homeschoolers may benefit.

Roots and Wings is a Christian homeschooling co-operative for children PreK-12th grade. We desire to bring glory to God by providing activities, fellowship, and learning opportunities to enhance a family’s homeschooling journey.

Roots and Wings meets on Thursday mornings from 9:00a-12:50p at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Frankfort, IL. Families can choose to participate in anywhere from 1 to 4 hours of class options throughout the morning. (You do NOT have to sign up for all 4 hours.)


Our schedule is as follows:

Morning Warm-Up     8:45 - 8:55                 

1st Hour      9:00 - 9:50

2nd Hour      9:55 - 10:45

Halftime     10:50 - 11:00

3rd Hour      11:05 - 11:55

4th Hour      12:00 - 12:50

Various other activities and outings are hosted throughout the year. Because we are a cooperative, all parents play a part in making our days run smoothly. See the VOLUNTEER tab on our Registration page for more detail.

Roots and Wings CHC Board of Directors is comprised of 6 member parents taking part in co-op. We are also a volunteer board.  With that being said, please know, we don't promise complete oversight on the teachers curriculum.  The board expects final considerations to be made by the parents.  




We meet at:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

177 Luther Ln.

Frankfort, IL 60423

Thank you! We will be contacting you shortly.

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