The GMS parent CO-OP (Community Objective - Operation Participation) is central to the school's original vision and essential to its current operation. As a system of work-sharing, in-kind contribution and community building, the CO-OP enables GMS to keep tuition low and keep running costs lower. It also expands opportunities for family involvement and provides a rich array of resources and services for the students and school.
Each parent or guardian contractually agrees to contribute 40 hours to the school over the course of each year in the form of a particular CO-OP "job". Typical assignments cover a range of needed services — from building maintenance to lunchtime supervision, from coordination of special events to substituting for office personnel, from cataloging library books to participating in curriculum development.
Parents and teachers alike recognize the benefits that the CO-OP system brings to the school.
Contact Laura Marsico, CO-OP Manager for more information about CO-OP opportunities.