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Become a Teacher

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8

We are very excited that you are interested in teaching at Heritage. For the teachers, the board, and others that serve here, Heritage is a ministry to homeschool families. We hope you’ll join us because you are passionate about teaching and you are fulfilling a personal mission to serve families. Class proposals for the 2024-25 academic year are now closed. Please check back in the fall to propose classes for 2025-26!

Who We Are
Heritage was established with the mission to partner with families pursuing a home-based education and to provide academic instruction and community in a Christ-centered environment. Heritage has about 250 families with students from nursery to 12th grade. Although we have grown a great deal since our start in 2003, we strive for a small, family atmosphere where people care and take time for each other. We hope our teachers engage in this way as well.

Our Teachers
Teachers participate as a valued and integral part of the Heritage family. In an ongoing effort to ensure that our co-op is complying with all state and local regulations, each teacher is engaged as an independent contractor, and as such needs to obtain a state business license and file their own business tax returns. Independent contractors are responsible to provide their own materials and necessary equipment. As part of the contract, teachers agree to comply with all policies and guidelines of Heritage and that all class instruction will be consistent with Heritage’s Purpose, Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Handbook. Please take time to review these documents.

Review Handbook Here

Heritage Teacher Things To Know


Our Classes
Our classes are held on Mondays between September and June at Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue. Our first period classes begin at 9:00 am with our fifth period classes finishing at 3:10pm. Each class is offered for the full academic year. Our class sizes range from as few as 2 or 3 students to 25, with an average number of 12 students.

Our families appreciate offerings from all subjects for all ages. If you have questions about offering a class, please contact the Teacher Coordinator at [email protected].

Special Info About High School Classes
High school-level courses typically have a smaller number of students. We will prioritize scheduling certain classes that may be required for graduation according to the rotation in the Handbook. We can accommodate some classes that run for 90 minutes and are held before/during first hour, extending into lunch for third or fourth hour, or during/after fifth hour. If you are proposing a 90 minute class, please indicate which of these time slots would work best. High school-level teachers must have a syllabus developed prior to the first day of classes, and hopefully by the Class Fair. Families appreciate knowing if the class could fulfill a high school credit. Please refer to this information if you are considering this possibility. Many families appreciate grades given for academic classes. Please consider if you are willing to provide this.

Grade Level Groupings
To help create a consistent schedule and class offerings for all ages each hour, classes are generally offered within the following age/grade groups:  

High School - 9-12 grades
Middle School - 6-8 grades
Upper Elementary - 3-5 grades
Early Elementary - Kindergarten-2 grade
Preschool - ages 3-5


Our Process Timeline
Below is our anticipated timeline for the 2024-25 academic year:

November and December (2023) - Class proposals are submitted (Monday, January 8, 2024, is the deadline for submitting proposals)
January - Families review and vote on potential classes
Early February - Board slates class schedule based on family interest and room availability
Late February - Teachers are notified of the acceptance of proposals
March - Teacher/Class Fair for families to review options. Contracts due at the end of February
April through Early June - Families Register
Late June - Teacher commitment decisions (based on current enrollment)