OC Homeschooling

Homeschooling in Orange County, CA

Classes, Lessons, and Learning Centers

Miscellaneous, Including Math and Writing


Celebration Education
Offering a variety of extra-curricular classes. Thematic Hands on learning, Minecraft classes, Weekly Classes, Field Trips, Extra Classes and learning centers. www.CelebrationEducation.com

Karis Academy
Karis Academy in Irvine has just launched HomeSchool @ Karis. These are programs for homeschooled students starting this coming fall! http://www.karisacademy.com 
Geared toward students K-6 small group classes include Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Coding, Bugs and Botany, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Drawing and Painting, and Physical Education. Parents may also customize classes to fit students' needs and schedules. 

Orange County 4-H Clubs
Various educational projects are available through 4-H in home economics, crafts, recreation, science, and animal related areas. Joining a club is required for access to these projects. Consult clubs in your area for which projects they offer. There are also various competition, community service, and youth leadership opportunities. 4-H Web Site

Buildadrum
Get a group together and Stan the drum man will bring all the supplies and equipment to your location to create this memorable experience! Carpentry skills are not needed to build a drum; only the simple desire to explore the "Old Ways" with the conveniences of today. Web site: http://www.buildadrum.com

Printing and Handwriting Skills
Learn to print and handwrite in this home based class located on the border of Orange and Tustin. For more information contact Terry at info@artclassesforchildren.com. See www.artclassesforchildren.comfor art classes.

Spanish School
For kids ages 4 to 11. Taught and developed by an experienced, CA certified Spanish Teacher who is presently a stay-at-home mom who loves kids! Lively whole brain learning experience..learn naturally through song, dance, props, realia, music, etc.. Age appropriate; communicative; culture; art; theme is Quien Soy Yo? (Who am I) Instruction is held at a language studio in a Long Beach home. Call Debi at 754-3219 for more info.

Sign Language
No time to take classes? Certified Sign Language Tutor/ Interpreter will tutor on location in the Orange County area at your convenience. Great for families who desire direct communication with toddlers, Deaf family members and friends. Specializing in various levels of A.S.L usage, child lingustics related to S.E.E sign and/or A.S.L ,including one on one lesson plans. Ages 2 and up. Inquire about special packages and rates. Study guides & testing available. Please contact Rosalind at rosey4peace@sbcglobal.net or call (949) 923-0212

Covenant Christian Academy
Address: 10101 Cunningham Ave., Westminster
Phone: 714-531-9950
Web site: http://www.ccawestminster.com/
Email: covenantchristian@sbcglobal.net
On campus academic coursework (Latin, science, math, English, etc). Contact the school for more information.

Intergenerational Classes
The Older Adults Program in the School of Continuing Education, North Orange County Community College District, will offer FREE intergenerational classes at local Orange County senior residential facilities. Intergenerational classes feature fun and educational activities that are shared between older adults and younger students over age 8 who are accompanied by a responsible adult. Intergenerational classes provide an excellent opportunity for students to fulfill course requirements, or volunteer/community service hours, and each student will receive a certificate of completion for attending the classes. Those interested in attending can call Lorraine Wicks at (714) 992-9922 for more information.

Ride Your Horse!
Therapeutic riding and horsemanship skills to ages 3 to adult and to all abilities. Children and adults experience a unique opportunity to participate in a equine assisted activities program that capitalizes on self-growth through the partnership of a loving horse. Offering activities to persons with disabilities such as Autism, ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spinal Bifida, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Rhetts Syndrome, Social, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Providing self-growth through physical, cognitive, social, emotional and educational benefits. Ride Your Horse! Therapeutic Riding Program serves several Orange County Coastal communities. Ride Your Horse! also provides volunteer opportunities for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and for high school students to obtain community service hours. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Volunteers are trained on basic horsemanship skills, knowledge of disabilities and the powerful benefits of therapeutic riding. For more information on Volunteering and or Riding: Call Darlene Harman at 714-292-3563, go to www.rideyourhorse.com, or email rideyourhorsetrp@yahoo.com.

Older Girls (9th-12th) Girl Scout Troop in So Orange County
This fun and friendly troop is girl-run, with well-trained adult advisors with more than 11yrs Girl Scout experience. We emphasize Community Service and Adventurous Fun (getting out and seeing/experiencing/exploring the world around us). We hold monthly business meetings (usually 3rd Friday of each month) and schedule several events each month, including service projects, field trips and badge workshops. If you are already an active Girl Scout in another troop, you still might want to also be included on our e-mail list for info and invites to our events. For more information, contact Karen Hall at: Luv2hsmy3@yahoo.com

The Homeschool House
Looking for classes to help integrate into your childs learning experience. Children love to learn with other kids!! History, Spanish, and Science. A Homeschooling mom of three, Hannah's been ministering to and teaching children for 15 years. She offers classes for homeschoolers out of her classroom at her house. Located in Santa Ana right next to The Discovery Science Center. Please call for more information. Hannah Hahn 714.726.5585

Horses at Home
HORSE PLAY RENTALS at the HUNTINGTON CENTRAL PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTER
18381 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach
(714) 848-6565
info@horseplayrentals.com
· Basic horse care including; grooming, haltering, leading, saddling, bridling, and horse health. · Horse behavior, communication, and aids. · Weekly tasks that are recorded and monitored. · Homework regarding new skills and tasks completed. · Researching new advances in the horse Industry. · Careers available within the horse Industry. · Riding disciplines, skills, and advancement. Call or email if you would like more information or are ready to make a reservation.

Exploring Cultures
At Bowers Kidseum
Different classes each month.
Call 714.480.1520 or e-mail schilberg@bowers.org for more information.

Fun With Horses
Thursday morning 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
Rancho del Rio Stables - 1470 Sanderson Ave., Anaheim
This class includes educating the children on anatomy of the horse, feeding habits, roaming and breeding, equine management, horsemanship, care, cleaning, basic riding techniques. The fee is $50 per month and is limited to 5 children per class. Call 949-285-5286 or visit www.HaveFunWithHorses.com


Homeschool History Classes
Make history more interactive with a dynamic diorama. St. Crispin's Irregulars is a history based hobby group in Anaheim that meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Knights of Columbus hall in Anaheim. Most of the regulars are military veterans who recreate a wide variety of historical battles in miniature for study and fun. The ages of the participants range from 10 to 60 and there is usually 55-65 attendees. In the past they have recreated Julius Caesar's invasion of Brittan, The Battle of the Bulge, Gettysburg and battles from the Napoleonic age. You would be hard pressed to find an Irregular who was a bad history student, and a few of the regulars actually teach the subject! They are always looking for inspiration so if your home school students are covering World War One, for example, a Saturday outing that reinforces the lesson might help to make the information more real. Tell them what you are studying and they can see how we can expand on the lesson. Feel free to stop by or contact Harmon Ward at 714-414-2749 if you would like to arrange a more formal teaching event or would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list. The Knights of Columbus Hall in Anaheim is at 1127 North Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim. Hobby Day is from 9:00am until 9:30pm on the second Saturday of every month, and usually on the Friday night before that. In addition, we are now opne every Monday night from 6:00pm until 11:30 pm. There is no admission charge.

Mathnasium
Mathnasium offers an individualized and customized primary or supplemental math program for children in Kindergarten through Pre-Calculus. They begin with an initial assessment of each student's mathematical strengths and weaknesses. A tailor-made math program is then developed to accommodate your child's mathematical needs and wants. Whether your child is working at grade level, in need to extra support, or ready for enrichment, Mathnasium's program meets as well as exceeds California state standards for math. Computational skills are taught and reinforced using specific mental and written techniques. Problem solving and mathematical thinking skills are taught throughout their curriculum. Mathnasium's goal is to significantly increase each student's math skills, understanding of mathematical concepts, and overall performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Group and individual lessons are available year-round. Please call 714-538-0700 or visit www.mathnasium.comfor additional information.

Homeschool Sign Language Class
Offered by The Sign Language Factory in Anaheim
292 N. Wilshire, Suite 101, Anaheim
www.signlanguagefactory.net

Sound Start Reading & Math for Kinders
This individualized program incorporates phonics, leveled reading, and math instruction specifically designed for home schooled students. Parents are encouraged to accompany their kindergartner and participate in these dynamic and FUN learning experiences, blending audio, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles to maximize understanding. More info. & directions, call 949-263-0633.

Lango Spanish, French, and Mandarin Classes for Kids!
Lango is a full-immersion foreign language program that teaches Spanish, French and Mandarin to young children ages 1-9 throughout the Irvine area! Classes are offered in small group settings and are 45-minutes in length. At Lango your child will learn another language, make developmental strides, explore other cultures and make friends. These highly engaging language classes use music, games, art, and stories to teach kids new languages, and most of all HAVE FUN while learning! A strong cultural emphasis grounds the early elementary language lessons in the customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking peoples, while a simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in the target language, but read and write as well. This curriculum takes students on imaginary journeys where they work on fun problem solving adventures built around cultural themes. Contact Lango today for a free trial class!
1-888-44LANGO (1-888-445-2646)
www.langokids.com

Village Bible Academy
A ministry of Village Bible Church in Garden Grove. Specialized classes for elementary-aged students, record-keeping, field trips and good old-fashioned fellowship. Homeschooling is made much easier when we have support, and that's what VBA offers. Small groups introduce you to other homeschoolers in your neighborhood. Also, enrich your children's education with connections to music, theatre and Biola STAR program.http://www.freewebs.com/vbahomeschool/

Westwind Sailing
Learning to sail involves physical and mental stimulation appropriate for all ages and abilities. Here is your chance to get on a boat in the protected waters of Dana Point Harbor and/or Lake Mission Viejo and learn to sail. Westwind Sailing has been teaching safe boating skills and sailing for the past 20+ years. They offer a full variety of sailing and boating courses for all ages in addition to special programs which include: sailing rides, charter and home school courses, scout groups, team building programs, private and semi private lessons. Give them a call to arrange a program to fit your needs, time frame and budget.
(949) 492-3035 / www.westwindsailing.com / steves@westwindsailing.com


A Writing Workshop for Children
Grades 2nd - 5th
Mission Viejo
This fun, interactive enrichment workshop will stretch your child's imagination and help them zap their ideas onto the page. Students will uncover the key to creating memorable characters, learn how to incorporate conflict into their work, and discover what it takes to write a great story! They will also illustrate their stories, and at the end of the six hour course, take home a unique, special journal. Published playwright and author, Nancy D'Aleo Russey has taught creative writing to hundreds of children at thirteen different schools. She is an approved vendor with Eagles Peak and Sky Mountain charter schools. For more information about these classes, call Nancy D'Aleo Russey at: (760) 231-1796, (949) 813-7372 or email her at: nancydr@cox.net

The Art Studio
The Art Studio offers children, teen and adult classes in oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture and cartooning. Children's classes start at 5 years old. The Art Studio is located in Westminster right off the 405 freeway close to the 22. The instructors are college degreed professional artists who have been classically trained. The Art Studio teaches home schooling classes throughout the day and include art history. Individual instruction is also available. The Art Studio has a Spring Art Camp and a Summer Art Camp with 10 one week sessions. Along with art training, friendships are enjoyed in a non-competative environment. Families can round out their child's education by adding art to their life.
6450 Westminster Blvd. Westminster
www.theartstudio.us
theartstudioinfo@aol.com
714-458-2800

Spanish Lessons
Available for all ages, kids through adults with Señora Nicely who is a native Spanish speaker and has been a school-teacher for 18 years. She offers the following services:

  • student-focused teaching with a wealth of hands-on instructional experience and multicultural knowledge.
  • unique teaching methods that reach out to each student's learning styles.
  • enriching and fun activities that cultivate a highly motivated learning environment.
  • effective integration of technology and multimedia.
  • hands on cultural learning (field trips, cooking, etc.).


Please call 888-756-9655.

Spanish Lessons
Charo Fiorentini is a native from Peru with a degree in literature. She enjoys working and helping children. She has years of experience teaching Spanish to Home School children ages 6 to high school. Charo makes it fun, from playing games, to writing, and reading, and with songs for the younger children. She includes some South American history as well . For older children Charo helps them refine their pronunciation and conversation. She also teaches adults and college students. Charo can teach in the afternoons or mornings, private or group. If you are already using textbooks or other programs for Spanish and need a little help, she can supplement those studies and help improve the Spanish of your student. The classes can be held at your home or library, park coffee shop, Fee: $ 20 per hour. Discount for group of 5 or more students. Materials included. Charo can be reached at 949-458-1353 or at charofiorentini@yahoo.com

Horsemanship for Homeschoolers program at Bethany’s Gait Youth Ranch
The Horsemanship for Homeschoolers program at Bethany’s Gait Youth Ranch, located 20 miles east of San Juan Capistrano, is a great way for kids to have fun and learn at the same time. Through activities with the horses they’ll learn basic horse care & safety, including how to tack up & ride; anatomy of the horse; “barn math”; art with horses (sometimes the horse is the canvas!); careers in the horse world, and much more! Cost for the eight week program is $280. For schedules and more information contact crose@bethanysgait.org or 714-318-3498. 

KNITTING FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
nurture your child's brain development while they're having fun at Knitting to Learn!
Regular Handwork, whether knitting or crochet or sewing, is a different type of "brainwork" that provides a great complement to academic learning. Children who participate in hobbies such as knitting that engage both hands in a variety of movements build a strong neural foundation for the symbolic thinking they will need later for mathematics and abstract reasoning. The rhythmic movement of the yarn through the fingers provides gentle sensory stimulation that is soothing as the children gradually experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with making something beautiful from start to finish. Group and/or individual classes are available year-round, flexible schedule in Lake Forest or surrounding areas. Crochet and intermediate knitting classes are also available for students who have learned the basic (garter stitch) techniques. Students are encouraged to practice at home, and parents are welcome to watch and/or help in class. Lenore Dunn has taught Handwork (knitting, crocheting, and sewing) in a charter school as well as classes for homeschoolers in grades 1-8. She enjoys helping children of all abilities to express their unique creativity while making something they will always treasure. For more information, or if you have any questions, please call Mrs.Dunn at 949-212-6101 or go to www.knittingtolearn.com.

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