Homeschool Programs

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The Homeschool program at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a science and project based education program designed for students grades 2 to 8 (aged 7 – 14 years). Each session combines indoor and outdoor activities with take-home learning extensions at the end of every session. Students are encouraged to interact with their instructors between sessions. At the beginning of every session students will have the opportunity to share their work with the group.

The program is divided into three age groups:

Junior Elementary | Grades 2 – 3 (7 – 9 years old) – Junior Elementary Homeschool class is presently full and we are currently accepting students on our waitlist. –
Senior Elementary | Grades 4 – 5 (10 – 11 years old)
Secondary | Grades 6 – 8 (12 – 14 years old)

Both elementary programs are a 2-year alternating curriculum, while the secondary program runs on a 3-year curriculum cycle. Because of this, your child is guaranteed to learn different science topics no matter what year they are in the program. We encourage students to sign up annually as each program references previous programs, but we welcome trimester participation.

 

Pricing

We offer a discounted rate for year-long participation. A family membership is included in the non-member year-long participation rate. Rates are as follows:

Fall (September – November)
Member: $45 | Non – Member: $65

Winter (December – February)
Member: $45 | Non – Member: $65

Spring (March – May)
Member: $45 | Non – Member: $65

Full Year (September – May)
Member: $120 | Non – Member: $180

The sessions run every second Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

Parents are welcome to accompany their child. Please be aware that any accompanying sibling not enrolled in the program may distract from the other students’ learning experience. Parents and siblings not enrolled are welcome to enjoy the building and grounds during the program.

 

Registration

Registration for the 2017/18 school year begins on Monday, July 17. New homeschool program participants must fill out the New Student Homeschool Registration Form before your child participates in Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s homeschool program. Having your child’s emergency and medical information on-hand will ensure that we can provide them with the best possible experience while they are in our care! If your child is a returning participant in our program and their medical/emergency contact information has not changed, please fill in and submit the Returning Homeschool Student Registration Form *. Please mail (attn: Danielle), drop-off, or fax the form to 414-352-6091.

If your child has medical concerns that may require medication while participating in programming at Schlitz Audubon, please complete the following form and bring it, along with the unexpired medication complete with a prescription label to each session.

Medical Authorization Form

* On the first day of class, please be prepared to sign and date last year’s medical forms to confirm that everything is up to date.

If you have any questions or to register, please contact Danielle Fleischman, Registrar, at 414-352-2880 x224.