As members, erectile families receive support for their homeschooling activities.
Allow us to help your family develop a customized educational program that meets your child’s learning style, physician educational needs, and learning level. We can help develop the right combination for your child by partnering student home learning with classes at our center. In our classes students have opportunities to develop skills of group work, such as communication and collaboration. Specific subject areas can be targeted and supported by class participation.
Curriculum resources, planning, suggestions are available. Certified teachers are on hand for consultation and evaluation.
Our experienced educators and certified teachers will provide assistance with required homeschool paperwork.
Center members have access to curriculum resources and have unlimited copying privileges. The resource center houses multiple curriculum catalogs, sample curriculum resources that allow you to try before you buy, on-line resources, curriculum and lessons for review, homeschool philosophy resources, and homeschool to college materials. Some supplies and equipment are available to borrow for home use, such as microscopes, science kits, balance scales, educational board games, educational CDs and tapes to supplement and liven up home learning.
Our center staff have an extensive network of educational professionals to call on in special cases. Specialists in Reading and Literacy, Autism, Gifted and Talented, Technology Education, History Education, Environmental Education, Elementary Education, Math and Living Math Education, Montessori Education, Music Learning, are available to our staff for consultation and advisement.
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Classes run for 8 week long sessions, side effects
with 4 sessions per school year.
Classes are offered in 8 week cycles. Full-time students choose morning and afternoon classes. Homeschoolers and others are welcome to join individual classes.
The center offers a variety classes for students of all ages and abilities. Our homeschool classes provide planned group experiences for students to enhance and support home learning. Grouped by interest, students explore a variety of core subjects, as well as special offerings and theme-based classes. Our instructors are proven educators and include teachers and staff from The Birch School as well as special guests offering topics on which they are experts. Our class schedule is determined by the interests and requests of member families, as well as the needs and interests of students and families of The Birch School.
Classes run in one hour or two hour blocks, and meet once a week. At The Birch School, the Homeschool Resource Center offers classes on Tuesday and Wednesdays mornings and afternoons, and on Thursday Mornings. (Thursday afternoon is Open Community Period, available to all Homeschool Member families).
These are some possible subjects for homeschool classes this fall. The exact schedule will be determined Mid-August. If there is a class you are looking for, or an interest your child has, please let us know and we may design a course around that concept. It is likely that if your child or family is interested in the topic, that another family might be as well.
History of Western Music Teen Test-Taking Strategies
Shakespeare and his Era Writing Short Stories
Elementary Science Beginning Programming
Astronomy Stop-Motion Animation
Mindfullness Yoga Math Through History
Drumming Sewing and Embroidery
Playwriting and Acting Eagles, Owls and Birds
Genres – Poetry Bicycle repair and building
Tinker Labs Arduino Programming
Secondary Science – Dissection Rockets and explosives projects
Cheese-making Create your own board game
Everything Animals with Jan Berlin Beneficial & Beloved Bees & Insects
Animal Tracking and Observation Team-building initiatives
First Lego League challenges
Skyscrapers, tall buildings, and bridges
Stewart Preserve Nature and Ecology Study
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- Science for Upper Elementary Students
- Music for Young Elementary Students
- Kindergarten Preparation and Socialization
Resource Center members pay a discounted rate per session of $80 per eight weeks of one hour class and $144 per eight weeks for two hour class.
Non-members pay $115 per one hour class and $200 per two hour class per 8 week session. Some classes may request an additional materials fee.
Middle School Classes:
- Lego Mindstorms – Robots and Programming
- Stop Motion Animation
- History of Jazz
- Math for Problem Solvers
High School Classes:
- History for High Schoolers (Ancient and Modern)
- History/Math Hybrid Class for Middle Schoolers
- Basic Writing and Research for High Schoolers
Classes are taught by center staff as well as special guests.