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Homeschool Co-ops and Enrichment Programs

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Classical Conversations - Various Locations

Classical Conversations desires to lead the home-centered education movement by equipping parents and students with the classical tools of learning. These “lost tools” reignite a love of learning and enable students to tackle any subject with confidence. Children ages 4-12 can participate in the Foundations program while accompanied by their parent. Typically meeting from 9am to noon one day a week, a trained tutor creatively introduces and leads the classroom time. In addition to the memory work, students also participate in fine arts, have an opportunity to practice oral presentation skills, and participate in hands-on science activities. Students, parents, and tutors develop precious relationships, and parents love the classical academic focus. Beginning at age 9, students can enroll in the Essentials Program. A trained tutor strengthens the “essential” subjects of language structure, writing, and arithmetic while parent-teachers work with their students to master the material at home the other four days each week. The Essentials Program is in addition to the Foundations Program and generally meets from 1 to 3 PM. In the Challenge program (for students 12 years old through high school graduation) teens wield the classical tools to reason, debate, create, and express themselves in a persuasive and articulate manner. They study six strands of interconnected information including literature studies and composition writing, logic, research, reasoning, and debate. The CC Plus program is a partnership with Southeastern University. Students in Challenge levels II, III, and IV can, for an added fee, earn college credit for their high school work. For more information contact Jennifer Richey

Discovery Homeschool Academy - Jackson, Clay, and Cass Counties in Missouri

Discovery Homeschool Academy Discovery Homeschool Academy Enrichment Program: Serving Jackson, Cass and Clay counties with multiple locations. With 20+ years’ experience and qualified leadership and teachers, the DHA Enrichment program meets once a week for students Pre-K to 10th grade, and includes hands-on learning through music, art, PE, Spanish, STEM, and more. Additional benefits include fine arts programs, field trips, Kindergarten graduation, etc. Parents have a day off while we get to bless students in a Christian atmosphere! Visit http://www.DHAcademy.org for more details!

12/14/23

Kalos Christian Academy - Northland or Kansas City, MO

Kalos Christian Academy (KCA) is a four-day-a-week K-12 classical Christian private school and also offers hybrid course options to serve our 6-12 grade homeschool community. Located in the Northland of Kansas City, KCA’s mission is to glorify God by partnering with parents in discipling their children with a distinctly Christ-centered, classical, and academically excellent education. If you have any questions about a course, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

7/19/23

KC Connected Homeschool - South Kansas City, MO

KC Connected Homeschool meets in South Kansas City on Mondays. We are a full-day co-op, offering programming for preschool through 8th grade (preschool is only available to younger siblings). Elementary families must be represented on campus at all times.  We are offering a limited number of slots for drop-off students in our Middle School program. Parents work together to provide a quality education to the children in our families as teachers and assistants. We are committed to building one another up as we reach for the goal of doing what God created us to do – raising and educating our children.  KCCH exists to do three things:  EQUIP, EMPOWER, ENGAGE.

Our elementary programming includes instruction in 5 main areas: Science (physics and chemistry), Arts (Visual Arts), Fitness (group games), Homeroom (Public Speaking and Discipleship), and Language Arts (IEW). This year our Middle School classes include Language Arts (grammar, writing, public speaking), Science (physical science), Logic, and Visual Arts. All of our instruction is structured around high-quality curricula produced by respected companies such as Apologia, IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing), MasterBooks, and Beautiful Feet Books. Our instruction leans toward Classical and Charlotte Mason-styled approaches but is not exclusive to any one approach.

For more information, text Christa Norman at 816-770-6131 or visit www.kcconnectedhomeschool.com

5/14/24

Mighty Oaks Enrichment Center - Garder, KS

Mighty Oaks Enrichment Center exists to provide fun, hands on, supplemental classes to assist families in the home education of their children. All subjects are taught with a Christ-centered biblical perspective to encourage, support, and help equip each student in the development of their skills to fulfill God’s plan for their lives. https://www.mightyoaks.org

3/26/24

 

Shema Homeschool Co-op - Tonganoxie, KS

Shema Homeschool Co-op is a parent-led, educational and enrichment opportunity for Christian families that choose to home educate their children! We meet on Tuesdays at West Haven Baptist Church in Tonganoxie, from 9am – Noon, where students rotate through 4 classes. Siblings of students are also welcome to attend, as we have rooms for infants, toddlers, Preschool and Pre-K as well! A parent/guardian stays on-site and is scheduled to serve in a classroom based on their preferences in 3 out of the 4 class periods, which allows one class period for rest and fellowship with other parents/guardians! Class choices are based on the families’ preferences. All students take a Bible class, and a Science class and two elective classes, which are determined once a year amongst the parents that have students attending. Previous classes have included: Art, PE, Spanish, Historical Mysteries, Yearbook, Graphic Design, Science Presentations, Crafting, Finances, Music, Theater, and more! This allows the parent to help influence class choices based on what their student needs, while also giving the opportunity to lead teach a class they might be passionate about. Families in Shema also have many opportunities to socialize, gain friendships and build fellowship amongst the parents with Park dates, Fieldtrips, Mom’s Night out, and more! Our ultimate goal is to build real Christian community while also learning together in a group dynamic, once a week. Fees are simple: $75 Per family, per semester.

11/14/23

South Side Schoolhouse, Inc - Grandview, MO

South Side Schoolhouse, Inc is a parent-led Christian Homeschooling Co-Op Group offering hands-on activities, lively discussions and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for students of all ages, 0 through High School Seniors. Contact via website: www.southsideschoolhouse.org/moreinfo

Sparrow Homeschool Enrichment Program - North Kansas City

We are a Christian, drop-off, homeschooling program with educational, engaging courses for grades Pre-K – 9th. We meet every Friday from September to May in North Kansas City. We also feature:
•Safe & secure STANDALONE PreK and K classrooms
• Unique and fun field trips
• A yearbook
• School pictures
• College-degreed educators with expertise in their field of study
• Meet the teacher night
• Kindergarten graduation
• Winter concert & spring exhibit
• Memorable class parties

Contact www.sparrowenrichment.com for more information.

1/17/24

St. Athanasius and St. Catherine's Academy - Kansas City, MO

St. Athanasius and St. Catherine’s Academy is a classical, co-educational Catholic high school located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school implements the hybrid model by having students attend classes two days per week on Tuesday and Thursdays and have independent learning outside of the classroom. The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. with daily mass as part of the day at noon. Students will experience a similar format to college with a two-day per week class schedule that incorporates high expectation for personal responsibility and independent learning. In addition, the hybrid model allows for a more flexible schedule, opportunities for a part-time job, more quality time with your family, and other hobbies.

Contact Information
Headmaster: Mike Park (816) 309-6432
Email: asst.headmaster.sasc@gmail.com

Website: https://www.sascacademykc.com/

4/15/24

Music, Art, Drama, and More

The Animation Course - Online

The Animation Course is excited to connect with you about a class opportunity for your families! We are taking registrations right now for our Online Animation and Drawing Classes– with Spring, Summer and Fall Sessions! Founder and Teacher, Chad Stewart, has been an animator for over 30 years, working on films such as Tarzan, Emperor’s New Groove, and Polar Express, etc. Now he brings his wide experience—both from the professional animation field and from being an expert homeschooling dad—into teaching students ages 11-18 about this fascinating art form. As our 16-year homeschool journey has ended, we know how important it is to find great online classes, so we are excited to offer this instruction in art, which might enrich your families’ homeschooling endeavors! Each student is able to interact directly with Chad, and also receives personalized video feedback from industry professionals on every weekly assignment. Each student attends a class full of students that are just like them. Students interact with real people, receive encouragement, and are given personal guidance. Taking a class isn’t just about learning skills; it’s also an opportunity to join a growing community of people who love animation.For more information email Kayla Stewart, call: 661-755-5775, or check us out online.

11/13/23

Visual Manna Sharon Jeffus - Online or Raymore Art Studio

Visual Manna has art for young and old alike. We offer an excellent art internship opportunity that is a ten-week program (that is partly online) that enables students to create an excellent digital portfolio, enroll in an art show exhibiting their work, meet professionals in their field of interest, and learn how to market their work including doing murals, creating illustrations and books, and doing photography and graphic art. We want to ready students for scholarships or free-lance opportunities with their digital portfolio. We also have fun workshops for little ones in an art tea party format. I do private lessons as well including pottery and sculpting at the Raymore Art Studio and have wonderful family art camps and retreats at Montauk State Park, and also Lee’s Summit. Contact me at visualmanna@gmail.com for more information.

4/2/24

One Mind Good Press - Online

One Mind Good Press offers two useful books for English studies in the upper levels by veteran teacher and theatrical dramaturge Gideon Rappaport, Ph.D.:

APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE makes easily available the essential tools for understanding and enjoying Shakespeare’s plays and poems, which means experiencing the deep and thrilling meanings of his works. Part 1 offers the kinds of background knowledge–about Shakespeare’s life, language, poetic and dramatic techniques, theatrical context, and historical and cultural background–that help you and your students to appreciate Shakespeare’s works. Part 2 offers short essays on twenty-two plays, pointing readers to the universally meaningful heart of each and illuminating themes often hidden or misrepresented in many stage and screen productions and critical writings. There is also a chapter on a selection of the sonnets. Read more and see the full table of contents at www.onemindgoodpress.com.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET is a thoroughly annotated edition that aims at nothing less than a radical restoration of the meaning of “Hamlet” after two centuries of theatrical misinterpretation and academic misreading. With text on the left and notes directly to the right, this edition offers the teacher everything necessary to teaching the meaning of Hamlet’s moral and spiritual journey, intended by Shakespeare but so often obscured by modern writing about the play.

Order through your local bookstore or online at Barnes & Noble or Amazon:

APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: Hardcover ISBN 978-1-088-03856-7; Paperback ISBN 979-8-218-12710-7.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET: Hardcover ISBN 979-8-218-11259-2; Paperback ISBN 979-8-218-34591-4.

1/5/24

REW Homeschool Band & Orchestra and Budding Musicians - Overland Park, KS

  • REW Homeschool Band & Orchestra / Budding Musicians (6-9yrs old) @ REW Music — REW Music’s Homeschool Band & Orchestra offers opportunities for students 10-18 with 3 Bands, a Jazz Band, & 3 String Orchestras grouped by playing ability. We even add in the auxiliary instruments, like String Bass, Bass Clarinet, Tuba, Timpani, and more! Jacki Woeppel, the founder and director, has been working with students for over 35 years to bring the rewarding world of music to life. This Homeschool Band and Orchestra is full of energy, excitement, and employs techniques that allow the students to succeed and have fun learning and making music. The camaraderie of the REW Music Homeschool Band and Orchestra will assist in positive self-expression, self-confidence, discipline and creativity from learning to play a musical instrument. There is no limit to what you can achieve! For more information, contact REW Music at 913-894-4349 or email Jacki.

11/15/23

South Side Striders - Raymore, MO

Band classes for students age 10 and up. No previous experience necessary, but if you do have experience, that’s great, too! Currently, we offer Beginning Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Intro to Jazz Band and World Drumming.
Find out more information at our website http://www.southsidestriders.org.

12/28/23

Trail Life USA - Various Locations

Christ-Centered. Boy-Focused.

Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.

Guiding courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. KS-0412 is sponsored by MPE. Find a troop near you.

5/14/24

Wonderscope Children's Museum - Kansas City

The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City is the region’s only fully accessible, nonprofit children’s museum dedicated to providing STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – educational experiences for young children and their families. Wonderscope features 30,000 square feet of indoor exploration and 1/2 acre of year-round outdoor adventure, all with a unique Kansas City theme. Exhibits meet Missouri and Kansas educational standards for early childhood and K-2. Field trips are available Tuesday-Friday and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. More information.

Early Childhood Safety and Well-Being Education - Web based

Empowering children to lead safe, healthy, happy and kind lives through music-driven educational programming that prevents abuse, abduction, predators, serious preventable injuries, while nurturing self-esteem/self-worth for oneself and respect for everyone and everything around them. Easy to use programs that children absorb and remember into adulthood. Lil’ Iguana programs have been used by millions of people nationally and internationally. Contact Lil’ Iguana to find out more about our many programs and products. info@liliguanausa.org or visit our website at https://www.liliguanausa.org Phone 603-881-9805

2/8/24

The Lutheran High School of Kansas City Academic and Enrichment Program - Kansas City, MO

The Lutheran High School of Kansas City believes in providing supplemental academic and enrichment classes to individuals seeking specific learning goals for homeschoolers. If you are interested in taking individual courses here at LHSKC, please reach out to our Office of Admissions at info@lhskc.com or by calling 816-241-5478. https://www.lhskc.com/Admissions/homeschool_options

3/26/24

 

Private Piano Lessons with Joy White - O'Fallon, MO

I offer private piano lessons at my home studio in O’Fallon Missouri. I’ve played piano and violin for 25 years and have taught music for 18 years. I have a BA in Music Education from Missouri Baptist University, with vocal and instrumental certification. I strive to create a positive environment that encourages a joy of learning music for my students. I also offer two recitals a year, which gives students an opportunity to perform and show the skills that they have gained in lessons. Please let me know have any questions, or if you are interested in scheduling a free trial lesson for your child! joywhitemusic1@gmail.com
Joywhitemusic

4/11/24

Joyfully Sing with Sarah - Overland Park, KS

Private voice and piano lessons in Overland Park. I teach many different genres, such as classical, popular, jazz, and worship music. Bring the joy of music into you or your Child’s lives. I have a classically trained approach to voice lessons that focuses on the Bel Canto (Italian) method of singing.
*Voice recommended for age 9 and older. *Piano recommended for ages 6 and older.
Disabilities, neurodiversity, and beginners are all welcome. Everyone should have the opportunity to learn and explore music. Programs can be adjusted to suit a students needs.

Contact Sarah by calling 580-967-2379, or emailing sarahsmusic.learn@gmail.com
https://joyfullysing.com/

5/14/24

Athletic and Sports Programs

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Christ Prep Academy

Christ Prep Academy welcomes homeschoolers into their KSHSAA-approved athletic programs: Christ Prep Football (MS/HS), Boys and Girls Soccer (HS), Volleyball (MS/HS), Cross Country (MS/HS), Track and Field (MS/HS), Cheer (MS/HS), Baseball (HS), Boys and Girls Basketball (MS/HS), and Golf (HS). More Info

EKC Cross in East Kansas City

EKC Cross offers Homeschool Athletics classes in the East Kansas City area. Receive physical education by a NAYS certified coach in soccer, baseball/softball, and P.E. Enrollment is September-May $55 per month per class. Please call 816-598-3165 or register online

Happy Feet Preschool Soccer - Various Locations

We use familiar songs, stories, nursery rhymes and fun games to introduce soccer to toddlers as young as two years old. Our unique curriculum triggers your child’s imagination by taking their soccer ball, Bob the Bobcat, on adventures to the zoo, the movies, and even an enchanted castle! Our philosophy and curriculum encourage children to tame their bobcat ball with their learned deceptive dribbling and ball striking skills. We leverage creative play and the important developmental skills it provides to make fitness and soccer their favorite weekly activity! At HappyFeet, our approach is simple. We want to introduce soccer in a way that opens up doors of possibility for young kids both on the field and off. The goal is for kids to not only learn the wonderful game of soccer, but to have fun, build social skills, improve self-confidence and instill a brave, creative go for it mentality that can help provide the right foundation for the rest of their lives!

For information go to the website https://www.happyfeetkc.com/ or contact mike@happyfeet.com

 

 

Homeschool Pods, Hybrid Homeschooling, and Tutoring

Since COVID-19, interest has exploded in alternative educational options such as homeschool pods, hybrid homeschooling, and other forms of group learning. These do not have to be traditional homeschool “co-ops” as the parents are often not physically present while children are learning, and often other teachers are the ones overseeing and caring for the children during the school day.

Sally Dodd Homeschool Pod in Overland Park, KS

Sally Dodd is a retired Kindergarten teacher in southern Overland Park, KS and is looking for a few families who would be interested in having her homeschool their children for them. Sally is one of the founders of a Classical Christian School that has been around since 1995. (Before starting the school in 1995, she homeschooled her own children.) She is especially interested in KDG-4th Grade for up to 4 students (possibly 5 unless all want a full day.) Contact her at sdodd.kc.gmail.com.

Homeschooler Education Network (HEN)

Homeschooler Education Network makes homeschooling possible for working parents with a daytime learning center available Monday-Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm in Olathe, KS for grades K-5. We offer homeschoolers part time options with a two- and three-day option for kindergarten or a three-day option for grades 1-5. We teach small group math and reading lessons in the mornings and provide extracurricular activities in the afternoon. Contact via website: https://www.henforparents.org/ or email at olathecenter@henforparents.org.
11/29/23

Discovery Homeschool Academy - Cass County

Homeschool Pods / Hybrid HomeschoolingDiscovery Homeschool Academy:Discovery Homeschool Academy- Hybrid program serving students in Pre-K to High School in Cass county. Experienced and qualified leadership and teachers. Our Academic program meets 2 days a week where teachers introduce concepts, take advantage of learning and opportunities in a classroom atmosphere and oversee lessons for the week. For additional details or to schedule a tour, visit http://www.DHAcademy.org.

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Updated 5/14/24