Classes at Atlanta Homeschool Co-op
AHC classes are a true community effort. Parents and children volunteer to set up and clean up the facilities, teach and assist classes, and tend to administration behind the scenes. Class day is "all hands on deck" as working together builds the relationships that are the foundation of our community.
Our larger group of classes are held at Eastside Church (468 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316). These classes focus on school aged children, so we ask that at least one child in each participating family be kindergarten age or older. A variety of classes for all school aged children and some classes for younger siblings are held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:30. We generally have 50-70 children at this location.
A smaller group holds classes at Brownwood Park (602 Brownwood Ave SE, Atlanta, 30316), also on Wednesday mornings. Classes will be offered for preschool through middle school aged children. This location has classes from 10:30 – 12:30 and is ideal for families looking for a relaxed experience with more social time. We generally have 20-40 children at this location.
All homeschool families are invited to join us for park day after classes at Brownwood Park. Generally a group stays to play from 12:30 – 2:30 or so. This is a great time to build on social skills and connect with families that may not be taking classes. Specific plans for park days between terms will be posted to the calendar in our HSL platform.
2016-17 Class Calendar
Fall Term: Orientation – August 24
Classes- Aug. 31st, Sept. 7th, 14th & 28th, Oct. 5th, 19th & 26th, Nov. 2nd, 9th & 16th
No Classes on Sept. 21st & Oct. 12.
Spring Term: Orientation – Feb.1st
Classes- Feb. 8th, 15th & 22nd, Mar. 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, April 5th, 19th & 26th
No Classes on Mar. 1st & April 12th.
Workshops: Workshops may be held May, August and January. Recent workshops have included: Open Art Studio with an art educator, a LIVE participatory performance from Alex Gordon Radio (http://www.alexgordonradio.com/), an immersive workshop on being a kid in England during WWII with Dr. Annette Laing, the Non-Boring Historian and author of the Snipesville Chronicles, and nature workshops from a former Fernbank Science Center educator.
All classes are taught by volunteers, generally parents. Each family taking classes is expected to have one adult participating during classes. We ask each family at Zenith to fill 3 volunteer "spots" from the list below:
- Teach a class (counts as 2 spots)
- Assist in a class (1 spot)
- Monitor children outside between classes (1 spot)
- Set up or Clean up (1 spot)
- Toddler room coordinator (2 spots)
- Help with toddlers (1 spot)
Apex families are also "hands-on". With their smaller numbers they are able to take a less structured approach.
Families, in which adults are not able to participate in our Wednesday classes program, please discuss your situation with our Registration Coordinator. In most cases, we are able to work with you so your child can be part of our program. (see non-participation fee)