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Open House and Bookstore Bash Sale

  • Meet our instructors
  • Get acquainted with our board members
  • Register for classes*
  • Ask homeschooling questions
  • Save 20% storewide on bookstore purchases
  • Take home free treasures from our giveaway section 
Thursday, June 15th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
 Location:  Christian Educators Resource Center
4501 Rowlett Rd. Ste. 105
Rowlett, TX  75088
*Registrations received during our Open House event will take advantage of
our early enrollment fee of $65.
Please reply or email with any questions.
We look forward to meeting you!
20% Off Entire Purchase
Open House Bookstore Bash
Shop CERC’s bookstore between 6:00 and 7:30 PM on June 15th and receive 20% off your entire purchase!

Offer Expires 06/15/2017

Coupon code: openhouse17

Summer 2017 Camps and Workshops

Some of our amazing instructors are offering several camps and workshops  throughout June for kids of all ages.  Whether core required, or just for fun and learning, you might find something here for them to enjoy.

Click here for all the Summer Camps and Workshop Descriptions
or  click here for a Summer Camps and Workshops for a different view.
Enrollment Info:

If current family, complete Student Enrollment Form 2017 only & pay tuition to CERC & Material Fees to Teacher

If new family, pay $25 enrollment fee, complete Student Enrollment Form 2017, Statement of Faith 2017, Release of Liability 2017, Student Guidelines and Responsibilities 2017 if 12 yo or over, & pay tuition to CERC & Material Fees to Teacher (two separate checks)

Either bring by CERC during class hours or mail in by the deadline, May 18th, 2017

Fall Schedule Release Dates and Teacher Info

Fall 2017-2018 Schedule

We have had several inquiries regarding the release of our Fall Schedule. The 2017-2018 Fall Schedule will be released on April 1, 2017.

Open Enrollment for our current families will begin on April 3rd.

Enrollment for new families begins April 17th.

Spring Semester 2017 
We still have openings in several of our Spring Semester classes! View our Spring Class Schedule HERE.
Please contact the teacher(s) directly regarding class availability by clicking on the teacher name in the class description.
Fall 2017 Class Submission
If you are interested in teaching at CERC, please submit the class(es) by filling out  the forms located HERE. Deadline for class submissions is February 9th.
New Teacher Interest Meeting
There will be an informational meeting held at CERC on January 29 at 2pm.

We want to know what you think!

Current CERC family?  Let us know how we are doing! We want to be our best!

New or returning in the fall of 2017?  Let us know which programs and classes you need!

Take this survey

We love our CERC family and look forward to hearing from you!  Deadline January 27th, so hurry!

 In return, you will find a $10 off coupon you can print and use for Enrollment next year or in our CERC Bookstore.


CERC Board

Spell to Write and Read Seminar

Learn the building blocks of English so you can teach!
Phonograms + Spelling Rules + special Word Dictation = a Great Plan!
Spell to Write and Read (SWR) curriculum training is for Home schools,
Classical & private schools, University-model schools, Classical Conversations–all ages, ESL, and adult literacy.


April 21-22
Friday & Saturday  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Beginning – 16 hours INTERACTIVE training, Steps 1-28, $135 for 2 days
Intermediate Steps 29-40 & WISE Guide Practicum, $68 for 1 day or $135 both days

Register by Mail or at Door
Please let us know you’re attending!

Carolyn Gibbens – 281.444.6838, c832.483.3391
Rhonda Bedee – 281.251.4345, c281.382.6746


Blast Off With Rocket Reading! Mini-mester

Rocket Reading for Beginner Readers – 3, 4, 5 years old

red-rocket-hiRocket Reading is a fun, games-based Phonics Program which leads to early success in reading. Beginning Rocket Readers learn signs with the letter sounds and play all sorts of games which reinforce the learning. Your child will learn to read all of the Bob Books Set 1 in 8 weeks.

Days and Times: Mondays 10:30-11:30am
8 weeks: Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6

Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $10
Minimum/Maximum Students: 3/10
Materials Needed: Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers   ISBN: 0439845009
Rocket Reading for Advancing Readers – 3, 4, 5, 6 years old
(Prerequisite: Rocket Reading for Beginner Readers)

rocket 1Rocket Reading is a fun, games-based Phonics Program which leads to early success in reading. Advancing Rocket Readers continue to expand reading skills, use three-letter words, build confidence with slightly longer stories, and play all sorts of games which reinforce the learning.  Your child will learn to read all of the Bob Books Set 2 in 8 weeks.

Days and Times: Mondays 11:30-12:30am
8 weeks: Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6

Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $10
Minimum/Maximum Students: 3/10
Materials Needed: Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Readers   ISBN: 0439845025
~These great mini-mesters are taught by Tresa Long.  She has worked with many students of all ages who not only get a jump start on reading and grow confidence in their reading skills, but also, love to learn the Rocket Reading way!~


Enrollment Fee for New Families: $25 (can be applied to late enrollment if family joins year round classes)


The CERC 2016-2017 fall schedule is here!

edu_hghschcalendar_hdr2 No foolin’! We are pleased to offer over 60 classes next year covering all subject areas and grade levels, pre-k through 12th. Regular Enrollment ends June 30th and Late Enrollment begins July 5th.  Don’t miss out on getting enrolled in your favorite classes for the fall.


 CERC is welcoming several new teachers to our top-notch team.  The passion and expertise of our teachers is exceptional, and we are confident that your child’s education will be enriched during his or her time in their classes. Additionally, we are encouraged to see the increasing variety of communities CERC is reaching.  


As you may know, there is a minimum number of students required in order for a class to make.  After you register your own students to hold your spot in classes, then spread the word! Please forward the link to your friends or share it on your social media.  This will help ensure that enrollment numbers support the need for the classes and will also bless families that might not otherwise know of their availability.


You will find links to all of the necessary enrollment forms, an academic calendar, teacher bios, the 2016-2017 class schedule and more!

Summer Camps and Workshops

Intro To Guitar   with Katie Riley
Dates: July 18-21 (Mon-Thur)  Times: 10am – 12pm
Age Level: 12-18  Grade Level: 7th – 12th
Tuition: $100/student
This will be a beginner’s introduction to the guitar. We will be exploring the various playing techniques, such as, rhythmic chords, fingerpicking, and reading tablature. Students will also learn basic guitar maintenance.
Requirements: Students must have a 6-string guitar (preferably acoustic).

Theater Intensive   by Payton Weinzapfel
Dates: June 20-24    (Mon – Fri)          Times: 9am – 3pm              
Ages: 12+        Grade level: 7th – 12th
Tuition: $75/student
Each day will begin with a full theater warm-up and a few rounds of improvisation games and activities. Each day will consist of work on a series of scenes that will be performed at the last session. While working on the scenes, time will be taken to focus on the basic rules of acting. Breaks will be taken to expand the actors’ theater vocabulary while broadening their knowledge of terms and professional standards. Actors will be expected to work hard at sharpening their skills according to the high expectations set. By performing only one or two scenes each, actors will be given the ability to focus intensely on proper techniques while polishing their performance abilities.  Scenes will range in size based on number of actors. Depending on abilities, the scenes will range from comedic to dramatic; additionally, scenes will range in length. All actors will be given modern, realism scenes to provide an opportunity to work on authenticity, emotion, and realistic characters. This camp is great for the beginner and advanced actor alike. No experience required, but always welcomed. An overview of the topics is as follows: Auditioning, warm-ups, improvisation, physicality and movement, the voice, terms and techniques, blocking, working with others, character analysis, units and motivation, and perfecting a performance. 
Enrollment information
If you are not currently enrolled at CERC, please complete the following:
  • Student Enrollment Form (One per student)
  • Statement of Faith
  • Release of Liability

Bring completed forms to CERC along with a $25 enrollment fee plus the workshop tuition fee.

If you are currently enrolled at CERC, please come in and register. You will need to bring in  your tuition fee for the workshop(s).

For more information, please call 972-475-4138