A homeschool connection has been part of Karen Borg’s DNA since before her children were born. Her church, Reformed Presbyterian in Phoenix, decided to start a small Christian school for their members in the late 70s. She began volunteering with the school right after her first child was born for the 1979-1980 school year. Even though he was a long way from being school age, she wanted to see it succeed so it would be there when her children were ready.
Covenant Christian School (CCS) was homeschool friendly from the beginning. The classes met half days with parents as teachers in a small, Christ-centered community. Many of the early families were homeschoolers who wanted a sort of co-op setting, long before homeschool co-ops became the vogue. Grade levels were combined to have a maximum of 10-15 students per classroom, and the focus was on solid college preparation.