Our goal is to offer family-led, Christ-centered, and affordable academic and social enrichment opportunities to the homeschool community regardless of educational approach, to give students an introduction to a wide variety of study topics and expand their learning experiences, to inspire kids to want to learn more, and to provide fellowship and support for homeschooling families.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
What's the Difference Between the Family CoOp, Horizons High, and General Enrichment Classes?
The Horizons Family CoOp meets bi-weekly for eight 2-hour meetings each semester. A CoOp means that everyone contributes in some way - from nursery help to classroom aid to lead teacher. And, this helps to keep the the "home" in homeschool, keeping families connected. Parents volunteer to plan classes and activities for kids from preschool through Jr. High, serving for one of the hours and enjoying a time of support and fellowship during the other. Parent participation allows for costs to be kept low, and, because of the unique experiences of each person, class options are rather ecclectic and beyond the typical. How about Music Appreciation with Great Composers? Or, International Cooking? The best teachers are those who have an interest and passion for the subject they are teaching.
Horizons High classes are offered as more traditional classes by a single instructor for Jr. High and High School students. It is a drop off program and no parent participation is required (unless requested by the teacher). Subjects target the requirements of the upper grades and have included Introduction to Public Speaking and Literature Analysis. Classes meet weekly or bi-weekly, as needed, and often include homework, tests, grading and/or evaluation of some sort.
Horizons General Enrichment classes are usually offered by a single teacher to a variety of ages. and they do not require parent participation. These classes vary and have included art classes and youth choir. They can meet weekly or bi-weekly, for a few weeks or an entire semester. General Enrichment Classes can be offered during summer as well. Therefore, these general enrichment classes can be attended by children outside of the homeschooling community.