Who We Are
The Preparing and Equipping with a Purpose (PEP) Co-op is made up of a group of home school families in the Brazos Valley who come together once a week to learn, connect, and encourage one another. Joining this group means becoming a member of a Christian community where families are willing to serve with a spirit of unity and cooperation. When each of us uses our time, talents, and energy to help, the group runs smoothly so we can all enjoy the blessing.
The purpose of PEP Co-op is to equip children’s minds, bodies, and hearts so they are better prepared to follow God’s plan for their lives. PEP Co-op provides an opportunity for home school children to develop accountability and academic enrichment, as well as experience healthy competition, teamwork, and the challenges of interpersonal relationships all in a way that honors Christ. We come alongside and support each other as we homeschool our children. In our academic core classes and academic elective classes, teachers will set the bar high, creating a syllabus, challenging our students, facilitating classes, and grading components of the course in most instances. We respect the parent's decision to educate their child(ren) the way in which they have been called, and mastery of content for every course remains the responsibility of the homeschooling parent.
PEP began as the Physical Education & Play Co-op in 2009 with 11 families who met at a local park for games and free play. Through word of mouth, the Lord has brought more families to the group each year. He has also provided wonderful facilities at Central Church for us to use. In an effort to accommodate our growing numbers, we made some changes to PE in 2013 that included a preschool program, beginner PE and advanced PE. Realizing many families also had academic needs, we felt the Lord leading us to expand the co-op in the fall of 2014 to include academic and elective classes. We have also added an intermediate PE group and student council. PEP Co-op currently includes approximately 50 families.