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Nativity Homeschool Enrichment Coop (NHEC)



The goal of NHEC is to provide faith-filled and academically enriching classes to Catholic homeschoolers within our parish and diocese at an affordable price for families of all sizes and education levels.
Our continuous mission is to know, love and serve God through our vocation as primary educators of our children and disciples of Jesus Christ and His Church.

NHEC meets bi-monthly on Mondays at the Catholic Church of the Nativity, beginning with daily mass at 9am. 
For more information about NHEC please contact Heather Leak [email protected]

Welcome Letter


Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

2021-2022 Registration Forms plus Calendar and Information:
NHEC (PK-5th) Registration Form 
NHEC+ (6th-8th grade) Registration Form
NHEC+ Class Descriptions

taught by Mrs. Carolyn Kirchner

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He hath made everything beautiful in his time.”

This art class will examine many different art forms during the year with the students being shown a picture of an ancient biblical form of art from which the day’s class will be based upon using several different types of art mediums throughout the year. A special holiday project for Christmas and Easter will be included.

Supply Fee: $40.00


taught by Mrs. Cara Strasser

"Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope," I Peter 3:15 We will be exploring some of those reasons, finding ways to articulate them, and learning to defend our faith through personal interaction in our Apologetics class. Reading and short essay questions will be assigned as homework.


Composition notebook Smallstudent text TBD


taught by Mrs. Jenny Townsend

A historical survey of the intersection of European and Church History during the Middle Ages (circa 400-1400) using TheStory of Civilization, Volume II, by Phillip Campbell. Students will read the assigned chapter(s) in order to foster a classroom dialogue about the events and people of this historical time period. They will also construct a timeline placing events and people into their historic contexts. Classroom activities will include a deeper examination of Medieval culture. One essay will be assigned each semester for work outside of class to analyze a person or event of the student's choosing.


The Story of Civilization, Volume II, Student Text Book Composition notebook


Language Arts
taught by Ms. MontieAnn Swafford

A comprehensive Language Arts class combining grammar, composition and literature discussion. Outside reading and compositions will be assigned to allow classroom time to be focused on a Socratic method of dialogue about classicliterature and fine-tuning student’s written works. Please note: One year of IEW instruction is a recommended pre-requisite for this class. Papers will not be graded by the instructor; the student and parent may grade at home following the lesson rubric. One class per month will meet over Zoom on Mondays from

1:15-2:15pm in addition to the bimonthly in-person class at NHEC+. Calendar and syllabus are available by emailing[email protected].


  • binder with 3 tabbed sections and paper
  • grammar book Editor in Chief level 2
  • IEW’s SRP (which you already have if you’ve purchased an IEW curriculum in the past)
  • a thesaurus,synonym finder or digital access to thesaurus
  • book list provided via email