Academic Workshops in NW Austin
To supplement homeschool learning
Ages: 8-10 (with some flexibility)
Very small class size: 8 students maximum
Classes Start: September 10, 2014
Monday & Wednesday, September 10 - April 29 (25 weeks), 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Science: the year will start with animal physiology, genetics and behavior, including dissection, and move onto space or another topic. (About half the time will be spent on science.)
- Unit Studies: Starting with mythology/fables/legends in different cultures (additional to be determined, with teacher and parent input: politics, ethics, anthropology, history, cultures, etc., etc., etc.)
- Lunch/Play/Organized Games
- Theater: will be incorporated into learning (students will write and perform plays/skits connected to their learning).
Teacher: A UT Plan II Honors student (senior, also taking grad classes). She taught a year-long science workshop on the human body for us last year and is fabulous. The kids and parents love her.
Overview: Academic program to supplement homeschool learning. Focus on a love of learning and subject matter mastery. Hands-on learning supplemented with some film, reading and writing.
Goals: For students to develop critical thinking abilities, truly understand concepts and have social opportunities in a small group setting.
Environment: Secular, progressive, focus on critical thinking. This is not quite a co-op. One person does all the administration and parents have a lot of input.
Tuition: $2,000/year (Includes classroom materials, supplies and equipment)
Payments can be broken up during the year. Sibling discount.
Location: Rattan Creek Community Center in NW Austin (7617 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, Austin, TX 78729), set in Rattan Creek Park, a beautiful public park with a playscape, lots of open space, trees for climbing and sports fields: soccer, volleyball, basketball. (Inside Rattan Creek Park behind the playscape.)
We already own a compound microscope, slides, professional-grade stethoscope and dissection tools. Additional equipment will be purchased with grant funds.
More Info and Applications
Karen Dale Wolman