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Only two weeks left to enroll!
Enrollment Hours
CERC will be open on Tuesdays
July 7 and 14, 2020
from 9 am – 12 pm

To schedule an appointment outside these hours, please email us! Email

Superb Classes
Many of our classes still have seats available. Don’t miss out on excellent classes like:

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) 12 & 3
Microsoft Office Basics (Online only)
Effective Reading, Note-taking and Study Skills
Speech & Communication
American Sign Language
Algebra 1 & 2
Biology 1
Advanced Biology: Human Body
Marine Biology
Fundamentals of Worldviews
English 2: Elements of Literature
Cultural Geography
The Journey of Art
World History, Literature and Bible (High School & Middle School)
Middle School Literature and Grammar
Fundamentals of Math
General Science
Physical Science
Art for Tweens and Teens
An Art Adventure
Elementary American History
Exploring Creation with Astronomy (Grades K-34-6)
Building Math
Building Literacy
Greek and Latin Roots

View Full Schedule here

Enrollment Forms
Please download and print your enrollment forms below. Bring your completed forms to CERC with all enrollment and material fees. Double check to ensure everything has been signed and/or initialed.
If you need assistance figuring your enrollment totals, please email us at the link above!
We are happy to assist you!
Print Enrollment Forms here.
The Bookstore is now Online
Liz is working day and night to get all in stock items uploaded to the online store! If you are looking for an item and you don’t see it online, call 972-475-4138. You can also contact Liz through the CERC Bookstore page on Facebook. Shop Now
Referral Program
Enrollment ends SOON! Help us get the word out!
Refer a friend to CERC!
When your friend signs up for a class you will receive a one -time $10 discount off one month’s tuition! To assist us in our record-keeping, your friend must write”Referred by:_______”on the bottom of page one of their enrollment packet.
Spread the word!

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Enrollment Deadline is July 15, 2020

NEW this year, we have an enrollment deadline!
CERC, as a non-profit organization, needs more families to enroll in 2020-2021 classes in order to set a budget that allows us to meet our operating expenses. Currently, our enrollments numbers do not support a balanced budget. Don’t delay any longer in enrolling your students!

CERC will be open EVERY Tuesday, June 30 and July 7, 14, from 9 am – 12 pm for enrollments.

If you need to schedule an enrollment appointment for a different day/time please email

Many classes still have seats available!

*IEW classes *Worldviews *All elementary classes *Effective Reading, Note-taking and Study Skills
*Biology *General Science *Microsoft Office Basics (on-line only class) * Algebra 1 & 2
*Literature and Grammar – Middle School *Elements of Literature English 2 – High School
*Speech and Communication *Government *Cultural Geography

Enroll Today!
COVID Update
In accordance with the new Dallas County mandate, CERC is requiring face coverings. The current mandate is set to expire on August 4, 2020. We will follow State and Local mandates regarding face coverings if extended into the fall. You may read our COVID plans below.
COVID-19 Plans
Refer a friend to CERC!
When your friend signs up for a class you will receive a one -time $10 discount off one month’s tuition! To assist us in our record-keeping, your friend must write “Referred by:_______” on the bottom of page one of their enrollment packet.
Spread the word!

2020 Summer Enrollment Hours

CERC will be OPEN for enrollments on Tuesdays (June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14) from 9 am – 12 pm. If you need to schedule an appointment for enrollment on another day or time, please email

The deadline to enroll is July 15, 2020. Please don’t hesitate! Small class sizes filled on a first-come, first-served basis, means you could miss out on a fantastic class with an amazing instructor. Also consider, all classes not reaching their minimum number of students enrolled will be dropped from the schedule on July 15, 2020.

CERC’s high school classes meet or exceed study hour and material requirements. When completed, CERC’s classes can be listed on your student’s transcript with confidence.

Instructors are highly dedicated and motivated to see your student succeed.

See what CERC has to offer your homeschool!

View the class schedule here:

Download and/or print enrollment forms here:

Please contact us at with any questions.

Are you looking for information about how to home school, where to start, homeschooling through high school or what curriculum you need? Please join our FREE ‘Homeschool? How?’ webinar on June 29, 2020! All of these questions and more will be answered.

For more information about the FREE webinar and how to register please visit:

CERC’s Plan for COVID

CERC’s plan is to OPEN!

As of today, CERC plans to begin the 2020-2021 year on time. The board will be closely monitoring all of the happenings with COVID-19 and will make timely decisions as needed.
However, please know that we will not necessarily make decisions in line with local school districts. We plan to be more in line with local churches.

Plan A includes: in-person classes, hand sanitizing stations, frequent wiping down of tables, desks and chairs, mask wearing will be optional.
(Should State and local mandates require a shut down) Plan B includes: on-line classes (at the teachers discretion). Not all classes lend themselves to on-line instruction. If we must move to on-line instruction parents will have the option to drop classes with no penalty or fees. If you would like to discuss our refund policy, please email

CERC will strictly enforce our sick policy which is outlined in our ‘Parent Guidelines and Responsibilities’ and states,
” Families agree not to bring students to campus that have had fever, diarrhea, vomiting or other contagious condition in the last 24 hours. CERC is not responsible for administering any medications. Parent is responsible for contacting the instructor(s) directly for any missed class(es) and assignments.”
The board is confident that all of our families will be extremely careful to respect each other by being extra diligent in choosing to keep their family member home if in doubt regarding illness.
July 15th is the NEW deadline to enroll in classes! While we understand and sympathize with the wait and see approach to fall classes, CERC, as an organization, needs to be able to set a budget that allows us to meet our operating expenses. Currently, our enrollments numbers do not support a balanced budget. Please don’t delay any longer in enrolling your students!
CERC will be open EVERY Tuesday, June 16,23,30 and July 7, 14 from 9 am – 12 pm for enrollments. If you need to schedule an enrollment appointment for a different day/time please email
Fall schedule of classes can be viewed at
Enrollment forms can be printed at

Due to COVID, there has been increased interest in beginning to homeschool. The CERC board requests that all New to CERC families, and especially New to homeschool families, attend the Homeschool? How? free webinar on June 29, 2020. More information and details on how to register for the webinar may be viewed here:
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Homeschool? How? A FREE Webinar!


Join CERC co-founder, Shari Nelson and CERC Board President, Michelle Nott for this highly informative and FREE webinar as they answer the question, “Homeschool? How?”

June 29, 2020
Session 1: Home school? How? 10 am -12 pm
Session 2: High School DNA 1 pm – 3 pm
Session 1 Homeschool? How? Topics will include:
*Texas requirements
*How to withdraw your student from public school
*What type of learner do I have?
*Choosing a curriculum
*Is a co-op right for my family?
*Standardized testing
Session 2 High School DNA Topics will include:
*What paperwork should I keep?
*How do I prepare a transcript?
*What classes are required in the State of Texas?
*How do I prepare my college bound student?
*What is Dual Credit?
*Alternatives to college
*Counseling your high school student

Join us for one or both of these informative sessions!
Tell a friend, bring your questions and register below!! You don’t want to miss this!
When: June 29, 2020
Session 1: 10 am – 12 pm
Session 2: 1 pm – 3 pm
A Zoom invitation link will be sent to the email you use to register.
If you have any questions, please email Michelle Nott at
When registering, please tell us if you will be attending session 1, 2 or both sessions. Include your name and email address.
Register Now
There is no limit on attendance!

Enrollment Procedure during shutdown

Due to the restrictions recently announced for Dallas county businesses, we are unable to take in-person enrollments at CERC at this time. In addition, distance learning will continue through the end of this semester.

However, CERC is taking mail-in enrollments from current and new families for the fall semester.  Please download and print the enrollment forms from the website. You can view the 2020-2021 schedule here. Mail all completed forms and payment (personal checks only) to:

c/o Michelle Nott
15209 Saddle Ridge Circle
Terrell, TX 75160

If you need to pay with cash, please indicate that in your enrollment paperwork. We can schedule a time for a Board member to meet you at CERC to collect curbside payment (exact amounts only). Please note, students will not be added to the class list until payment has been received.

In order for classes to remain on the schedule and for CERC to continue to be a resource for our families, it is imperative that enrollments start coming in and classes start filling up. Please help us get the word out about fall enrollment. Tell everyone you know! Also, remind them that we need completed enrollment packets and checks only (no money orders or credit card payments will be accepted) mailed to the above address. Cash payments, in the exact amounts, will need to be by appointment ONLY. Again, please indicate the need for an appointment on the enrollment packet when you mail it in. We will contact you to arrange a time to meet.

Spreading the word about CERC is the best advertisement we have!

Your patience and understanding, as well as your prayers, during this unprecedented time will be greatly appreciated.

2020-2021 Fall Schedule… Start Here

Fall Schedule is now available! To enroll, Start Here!

We are so excited to publish our new Fall 2020 class schedule. Many classes are returning, but we also have some NEW classes! As we head into our 14th school year, we continue to maintain our high standards, and exceptional quality co-operative classes in Science, Math, History, English and Electives for all grade levels. Spend some time reviewing our schedule, and then you can print or pick up an enrollment packet. Have all documents and checks ready to enroll.

1. Check out the Fall 2020 schedule. To see a class description, click on the class name.

2. Print and complete the enrollment forms. If you have enrolled your family before, follow the current family instructions.

If you’re a NEW family, follow the new family instructions. All forms must be complete to enroll. I recommend reading through our Class Info page, and the connecting enrollment pages.

Enrollments will be accepted at the CERC Front Desk by a Board Member only Monday through Thursday 9:00 – 2:00 PM.

3. Important start and end dates, as well as all holidays, are available on our Academic Calendar. Take the time to print this handy one page calendar to keep track of important dates!

Modern Art Mini-Session

Registration Open Now!
Come and explore various art media and create unique projects in this mini-session inspired by modern artists! Students will design a collage based on Matisse’s cutouts, create a multimedia project based on Kandinsky using watercolor, marker, and pastel, and use acrylics to create a project inspired by Jackson Pollock. Your student will learn art skills, color theory, design, and study famous works of art.
Class will meet for 7 weeks on Wednesday’s 11:30am-12:30pm, beginning April 1.Taught by Janet Rogers, this mini-session is designed for ages 10 and up, grade 5 and up.Drop by the front desk to register!

Age Levels: 10 and up

Grade Levels: 5th and up

Class Period: Beginning April 1, 2020 on Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:30 for 7 weeks

Materials Fee: $15.00

Tuition: $100.00

Enrollment Fee: $25.00 for families not currently enrolled in CERC classes

Materials Needed: Sketchbook, canvas, watercolor paper, paper, paints, markers, glue.

Instructor: Janet Rogers


Stop by the front desk to enroll!

Spring 2020 Drawing Classics Art Camp

Instructor: Janet Rogers

Time Span: 1 hour a week for 7 weeks, beginning January 15 and ending February 26

Age Levels: 9 – 18

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

Class Period: Wednesday, 11:30-12:30

Materials fee: $10

Materials Needed: 9” x 12” Strathmore Sketchbook

Course Description:

Drawing Classics is a mini course designed to cover the foundations of drawing and shading for the beginning and intermediate art student.

Drawing from observation is the main focus. The student will be exposed to a broad range of drawing materials, such as pencil, oil pastel, and charcoal. Watercolor will be applied to some of the drawings as well. Various artists’ drawings will be explored in the context of each lesson.

Contact our Director of Education by Email:

October Family Newsletter 2019

Dates to Remember
Oct. 1 Tuition due
Oct. 16 Art Camp Begins (Details below)
Nov. 13 Optional Make-up Day
Nov. 25-28 Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29 Fall 2020 Class Submissions due (Details below)
Dec. 12 9th Annual Chili Cook-off & Student Bake-off (Details below)
Dec. 13 – Jan. 5 Christmas Break – CERC closed
Jan. 6 Spring Semester begins
CERC is accepting class submissions

Yes! You read that correctly! It is time to think about which classes you would like to offer for the next academic year. 
Current instructors, if you plan to offer the same class(es) that you are currently teaching for next year, you need only complete the date, instructor’s name, and class title on the form. If you need to request days/times for the class, please complete that section of the form as well. Then if nothing else has changed, in the “Required Student Textbooks…” spot just write “Keep everything the same.” 
New instructors and/or new classes will need to have a completely filled form turned in. The deadline for class submissions is November 29, 2019.You may drop the forms at the front desk at CERC, place them in Tabitha’s teacher folder or email them to Tabitha at
Please help us get the word out that class submissions are being accepted! Have interested persons email
Instructor Form
Volunteer Spotlight
Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Girdler ensure that our CERC parking spots are available for our families. They have faced the heat with grace and a smile.
Thank you for your dedicated service!
Box Tops is changing!
Yes! Box Tops is in the process of changing over to an app. However, you’ll find products that still have to be clipped out. We are collecting those too! Bring them in and place them in the Box Tops mailbox across from the front desk.
Download the new Box Tops app and choose Christian Educators Resource Center when you set it up.
Fall Into Perspective
This fall mini session allows the student the opportunity to work with acrylic and watercolor paints and create two beautiful works of art.The students will receive step-by-step instruction to create the basic painting. Yet, both paintings will allow for individual details the student desires to focus on such as, forest animals, pumpkins, and other ideas.
 For more information on this Art Camp and how to register visit:
Annual Chili Cook-off and Student Bake-off
Now is the time to begin perfecting your best pot of chili to bring to CERC on Thursday, December 12. See if you can claim the top prize!
Students, we need you to put your baker’s hats on and come up with the most creative or most flavorful desserts you can and bring them on December 12!
The festivities will begin at 6:00 pm.
This end-of-the -semester get together is always enjoyed by all so you really do not want to miss this event!
Of course, even if you cannot bring chili or a dessert please come anyway!!
We want to fellowship with all of our families on this special night.
Happy Fall Y’all!