Archive for the ‘Field Trips’ Category

Phil-Mont Christian Academy Theater Department Presents:


WHAT: Set in the 1960’s, this dance-filled musical is not only saturated with catchy tunes, but it also addresses the timely topic of seeking harmony in diversity. The show includes more than 40 roles with students in grades 6-12.

November 16th at 10 am

: 35 Hillcrest Avenue Erdenheim, PA 19038

 FREE!!! rsvp requested
For More Information: Hairspray Matinee

The Nutcracker 

WHAT: Featuring 18 professionals of the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will be performing and will be supported by a diverse cast of 50 local youth, ages 5 through 22. This showing for the Philadelphia School District and homeschools is presented by the nonprofit International Ballet Exchange.
WHEN: Thursday, December 15th at 10am
WHERE: George Washington High School   10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
COST: $6 per student; You MUST reserve your seats by November 1st.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONnutcracker-ballet-2016
to reserve  your seats call Elaine at 215-694-4564 or Joleen at 215-219-9368

Attend the Pennsylvania Ballet for Free! 

WHAT: Attend a dress rehearsal performance. This one-of-a-kind experience provides students with an up-close look at how the Pennsylvania Ballet prepares to perform in a theater atmosphere.
WHERE: Academy of Music  240 South Broad Street  (Broad & Locust Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
WHEN: Le Corsaire- March 2017; Re/Action- May 2017
AGES: grades 5-12th
COST: FREE!! sign up now to reserve your spot
FOR MORE INFORMATION: fill out a form Le Corsaire , Re/Action to pre-register

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Harvest Festival

WHAT: Live music, Kids activities, Cider pressing, Pumpkins for sale and more

WHERE: Awbury Arboretum

WHEN: This Saturday, October 8 from 11am-3pm


For more information: Harvest Festival


Access to Science Initiative: Opening the Doors to Autism

WHAT: Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience our new exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed-before the crowds.

Hang out with fellow LEGO-lovers and build dino-inspired creations as part of our Dinosaur Brick Club, “Lego My Dino.” You can also visit with the dinosaurs, explore our children’s discovery center Outside In, and wander through the dioramas at your own pace.

The Academy offers Access to Science events when the museum is open only for families with children on the spectrum. These are scheduled at different times each year.

WHERE: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN: This Sunday, October 9 from 9-11am

COST: FREE!!  Museum entry is Pay What You Wish; no pre-registration required

For More Information: Academy of Natural Sciences Autism  (Scroll down for the Access to Science Initiative)



Homeschoolers’ Fire Prevention Week Program

WHAT: Homeschoolers, meet your fire safety requirement early this year by joining us for a visit from the Brookline Fire Company during Fire Prevention Week.  Fire fighters will show us their equipment, discuss fire safety and answer your questions.  At the end of the program, you’ll receive a certificate of participation for your portfolio.

WHERE: Held at the Haverford Township Free Library  1601 Darby Road Havertown, PA 19083

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12 11-12pm


Check out the library’s page for more information: Haverford Library Fire Prevention Program  (scroll down)

Also, if you live near here the Haverford Library offers many programs just for homeschoolers! Haverford Library


River Days

WHAT: a six-week series of events celebrating the Delaware River and its tributaries throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 30 distinct events will provide recreational opportunities and hands-on learning activities to attendees, and teach them about simple steps they can take in order to improve water quality throughout the Delaware River watershed.

Upcoming dates: Wednesday, October 12 and Saturday, Oct 15


Check out the schedule on FacebookRiver Days


Fire Prevention Expo

WHAT: Need some Fire Safety time for your school year? Check out Lower Southampton Township’s Fire Prevention Expo

WHERE: Held at the Feasterville, PA Kmart parking Lot
176 W. Street Road Feasterville, PA 19053

WHEN: Saturday, October 15 noon-4pm


Check out their facebook page for more informationFire Prevention Expo


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Drexel University Dornsife Center

WHAT: Guitar, Voice & Percussion Lessons by Drexel Univ. Performing Arts

WHERE: Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday starting October 4th, 2016


AGES: 9-17 only

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out their facebook page: Dornsife Center Music Lessons

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West Park Cultural Center

WHAT: Afterschool Film & Theater “Lights-Camera-Action”

WHERE: School of the Future  4021 Parkside Avenue  Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHEN: Wednesdays &Thursdays starting October 5th, 2016

TIME: 330-530pm

COST: $50 for 16 classes!

AGES: 10-18

FOR MORE INFORMATIONWest Park Cultural Center

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The Sewing Room

WHAT: Homeschool sewing classes (4 Week Class)

WHEN:  Started 9/21, Next class begins Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WHERE: 703 West Ave. Jenkintown, Pa. 19046

TIME: hand sewing for ages 5-9 at 10-12; machine sewing for ages 10-18 at 1-3

COST: $100 for 4 week class


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18th Century Field Day

WHAT: Enjoy battle reenactments, colonial demonstrators, vendors, food, and fun! Learn about the Battle of Red Bank and why New Jersey is called “The Crossroads of the American Revolution.” Tour the Whitall House and visit with our hearth cookers preparing delicious fall-inspired food. Take in a spectacular sword fight and enjoy a colonial magic show. Cheer on the Jonas Cattell Run participants at the finish line. Fun, food, and activities for everyone!

WHEN:  Sunday, October 23, 2016

WHERE: Red Bank Battlefield Park 100 Hessian Avenue National Park, NJ 08063

TIME: 10am-3pm


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Red Bank Battlefield Park or call (856)853-5120

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WHAT: Homeschool discounted tickets for classical music performances!

Vivaldissimo-Friday, Nov. 4, at 8pm Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill
or                     Sunday, November 6, at 4pm, Thomas Great Hall at Bryn Mawr College
Handel’s Messiah- Friday, Dec. 2, at 7pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill
or               Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6pm, Daylesford Abbey, Paoli
or               Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4pm, St Katharine of Siena Chruch, Wayne
Renaissance Noel- Friday, Dec. 9 at 8pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill
or               Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4pm, Thomas Great Hall at Bryn Mawr College

COST: $5 for homeschooling students, $10 for accompanying adults
discount applies to these 4 concerts for 2016
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door before each concert (but come early–some concerts sell out). Mention the “homeschool discount”.

AGES: The Messiah, due to its length, is best for older children, but the other two–in particular, the Renaissance Noel with its lovely Christmas carols and beautifully costumed singers–are suitable for younger audiences. And stay after the concert and meet the Maestro and performers!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out each concert for specifics on running time, intermissions, what is included in concert, etc. Concerts at a Glance
for their full website click here: VoxAmaDeus

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Blooming Artist Studio

WHAT: Afterschool Art Lessons Fall session

WHEN: October-December

WHERE: 7971 Oxford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

COST: varies depending on class

AGES: Pre-K  thru Grade 12

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website at Blooming Artist Studio

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Drexel University Dornsife Center

WHAT: Youth Martial Arts Classes

WHERE: Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday, September 20-December 1, 2016

COST: FREE! with one time registration fee $5

AGES: 7-18 years

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out their facebook page: Dornsife Center Martial Arts Lessons

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Kidsong at Cairn University

WHAT: an opportunity to learn to develop music skills such as listening, singing, moving, and creating. Children will be instructed by Cairn Music Education Majors under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Cairn University.

WHEN:  Tuesdays:  3:30-4:15 (start date according to grade level)

WHERE:  Room 108 of the Music Building, 200 Manor Avenue Langhorne, PA 19047

    KIDSONG I:  1st – 4TH GRADES:  Sept. 20 – Nov. 1 (no class during Fall Break, Oct. 18)

    KIDSONG II:  4TH – 8TH GRADES: Nov. 15 – Dec. 13

COST:  Registration fee of $10 per child to be paid at the first class (Cash or check made out to Cairn University)

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to register: email Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, with subject:  Kidsong!  Please include name of child, age, and phone.

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Archaeological Adventures

WHAT: Exploring the Middle East Homeschool Day

: Wednesday, September 21

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

TIME: 10am-1pm

COST: $12 per child/adult; One adult per family is free; Children 3 and under are free!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: registration required, click here Penn Museum or call 215.746.6774

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PHIT Comedy Kids and Teens Improv Classes

WHEN: October 1 – November 19 (8 week fall session)

WHERE: PHIT Comedy, The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

TIME: Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am

COST: $174 through 9/19; $199 regular. Limited number of needs-based scholarships available by application. Preregistration required.

AGES: K-12, classes grouped by age

FOR MORE INFO: click here PHIT Comedy

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White Pine Productions

WHAT: Homeschool Drama Classes (8 weeks)

Monday (Drama Club) & Wednesday (Improv Club)

WHERE: White Pines Place, 7908 High School Road, Elkins Park, 19027

TIME: 1-3pm on both days

COST: $150 (sibling discounts given)

AGES: 7-17

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website at White Pine Productions

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Wolf Performing Arts Center

WHAT: Drama Classes (roughly 8 weeks)

varies depending on the class

WHERE: 1240 Montrose Avenue (St. Augustine Annex) Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

TIME: varies depending on the class

COST:  varies depending on the class

AGES: 3-18+

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website: Wolf PAC

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Philadelphia Woodworks

WHAT: Year round wood working classes. Weekend workshops, private lessons or schedule your own homeschool group workshop.

WHERE: 4901 Umbria St. Philadelphia, PA 19128

COST: varies depending on class

AGES: 9-11 for weekend workshops; 9-14 for homeschool group

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website at Philadelphia Woodworks

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Posted by Sarah Lambert on September 16, 2016

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord, not for men…
Colossians 3:23

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 This coming Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1-4pm.
Annual Homeschool Hangout. Check out this post for all the details!
Fall Homeschool Hang Out

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Flip Out Productions

WHAT: Homeschool Gymnastic Classes

WHERE: The Sculpture Courtyard at Sharktown 1714 Mascher street, Phila. 19122

WHEN: Wednesday or Thursdays, 8 week sessions, first session starts next week (9/12/16)

COST: $100 for first child, $150 for 2, $220 for 3, $300 for 4 children per 8 week session

TIME: starting at 1:00pm; younger kids will meet for 45 minutes; older kids an hour and 15-30 minutes

AGES: classes are divided into two age groups: 2-6 years old and 7 years old and up

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out Katie’s website at Flip Out Productions

Currently there is a Thursday 2-3:30 pm 7&up class. If more people sign up, more classes will be added. I will be helping with setting up upcoming homeschool classes. Please contact me if you are interested in attending a gymnastics class, would like to receive more information or have questions at

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

WHAT: Homeschool Tennis Classes
Our campus houses eight indoor courts, eight outdoor courts, two hitting walls, a library, a computer classroom and a fitness room. Siblings and families may work on school work in our library while the clinic is running. Spend time with other Home School families and don’t lose time in your day by continuing the school day here at Legacy!

WHERE: 4842 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129

WHEN: Fridays, September 30-December 23, 2016

COST: $130 for 12 classes, sibling discount available

TIME: Beginner class 10-11 am; Intermediate class 11am-12pm

AGES: 4-18 years old

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click here Legacy Homeschool Clinic
or HERE for registration form

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Homeschool Gym Class

Check out this post HERE for Cairn University Kidsport Homeschool Gym Class
which begins Tuesday, September 13.

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Lincoln City Swim Team

WHAT: Swim team and swim lessons. Registered with Middle Atlantic Swimming

WHERE: 3201 Ryan Street Philadelphia 19136

WHEN: starting the week of September 12, 2016


TIME: Swim lesson sign ups begin Monday, September 12, at 4pm.
For those who are interested, all swimmers ages 6 and older are encouraged to come to at least one land practice the week of September 12-15. The practices will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 Monday thru Friday. All participants should bring sneakers and gym clothes.

AGES: 18 and under

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out their facebook page here.

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Posted by Sarah Lambert September 10, 2016





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This coming Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1-4pm.
Annual Homeschool Hangout. Check out this post for all the details!
Fall Homeschool Hang Out

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Botanical Illustration for Homeschoolers

WHAT: learn how to draw the details of plants and flowers
9-14-2016, Wednesday 
WHERE: Commnity Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
TIME: 330-430 pm
COST: FREE! registration is required
AGES: 4th-5th graders
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Botanical Illustrations for Homeschoolers 

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Museum Mondays 

WHAT: Come learn what the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has to offer, possibly win free tickets to visit them, engage in hands-on activities and have fun!
 the 3rd Monday: September 19, October 17 , 2016
WHERE: Drexel University Dornsife Center at 3509 Spring Garden Street
TIME: 5:30 
AGES: all ages
FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out their facebook post: Dornsife Center Museum Mondays

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The Sky in the City

WHAT: learn more how astronomy works  
WHERE: Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
every 3rd Wednesday, evening
COST: free!
AGES: Stargazers of ALL ages
FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out their facebook page Dornsife Center
 or click here for the website: Dornsife Center Calendar

Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page as they have many community programs from cooking workshops, Martial art class, book clubs, the above astronomy program and more!

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The Public Classroom @ Penn Museum

WHAT: Series of 5 free discussions on race through the lens of anthropology, biology, genetics, sociology, philosophy, and law as well as collection workshops presenting the Samuel Morton human cranial collection, reading materials, and other resources. Sign up for one, several, or all classes.

WHERE:  Penn Museum 3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

 Wednesday, September 21 is the first class; For those who can’t attend the program at the Museum, there will be live streaming of the program on the website.

TIME: 6:30-9:00pm

COST: FREE, advance registration recommended

: adults and young adults (14 and older)

Check out this site Penn Museum Public Talks

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Science at Wissahickon Environmental Center

Starting Tuesday, September 27, 2016, please join ELN in collaboration with Wissahickon Environmental Center for Exploration Tuesdays!

This 4 part science workshop series for homeschool/unschool children 6 years old and up interested in exploring the outdoors and learning about the science that surrounds us.

Session 1: Buggin’ Out
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 1pm-3pm
Explore the outdoors and discovery some of the littlest creatures that live among us.

Session 2: Birds Birds Birds
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 1pm-3pm
Discover some of our feathered friends who provide the daily soundtracks just outside our windows.

Session 3: Rocks Abound
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 1pm-3pm
Uncover the ground beneath you and find rocky treasure

Session 4: Creek Study
Date: Spring TBD

How much? Each session is $5 per session per child. More information will be posted soon for payment options.

May children under 6 attend? Younger children may accompany you, but would remain with you at the Tree House

Does my child have to attend every session? No. You are welcome to select the session(s) that are of interest.

How many slots are available? The maximum group size for each session is 20 children.

Is registration required? Yes. Please email to reserve your spot today!

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Pennypack Environmental Center

WHAT: Homeschool Programs: Geocaching, Native Americans & “Wild” in the City
Tuesdays, Oct 4, Nov 15, Dec 13
WHERE: 8600 A Verree Road Philadelphia, PA 19115
TIME: 130-330 pm
COST: $5 per person, per activity
AGES: 7-17
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Registration required. Mail in both forms for each child.
Home School Programs Fall 2016       Youth Registration and Waivers Form 2016

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Posted by Sarah Lambert on September  9, 2016

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SAVE THE DATE- Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1-4pm.
Annual Homeschool Hangout. Check out this post for all the details!
Fall Homeschool Hang Out

Sometimes I forget who has Homeschool Days and then I am reminded and kick myself for missing some great things! I thought, maybe, some of you are like me.

On this list, find locations that host a monthly Homeschool Day,
each month a new theme or topic!
Please click on the location’s website to confirm information.
Enjoy! Let me know if you have attended something or found something that is not listed here! I definitely haven’t found everything!


Bartram’s Gardens Science Classes

WHEN: Second Wednesday of every month
WHERE: Bartram’s Gardens
TIME: 10am- noon or 1pm- 3pm
COST: $12 per student; Pre-registration required
AGES: 5-13

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here: Homeschool Days
You can also email Leslie at or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

Also, those with little kids (ages 2-4) check out their Little Explorers Program which meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Just a note, becoming a member is a great deal! (Little Explorers and Homeschool Days for all kids in your family are included in the membership price!)

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Classes

WHEN: First Wednesday of every month
WHERE: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
TIME: 10am to 12 pm
COST: $11 per class non-members; $9 per class members
AGES: Specific class for each age group
FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: Art Museum

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts H.S. Workshops

WHEN: First Friday of every month, includes 45 min tour & 45 min. art lesson
WHERE: 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
TIME: 2 pm – 3:30pm
COST: $10 for non-members; members are free
AGES: All ages
FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: PAFA  or email Stephen at
There are also FREE afterschool programs for students in grades 9 – 12. Click here for more information: PAFA High School Classes

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

WHEN: 2nd Thursday for ages 5-10; 2nd Friday each month for ages 10-14
WHERE: The Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia
TIME: Thursdays 1230-2pm; Fridays 10-1130am
COST: FREE, DONATIONS are appreciated, a donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will be appreciated. Pre-registration required

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here:
Wagner Free Institute             (Please note the website lists 2015 dates.)
You can also email or call: (215)763-6529 x 17 or

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The Franklin Institute

WHEN: 2nd Thursday of each month
WHERE: Center City, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
TIME: 10:30-2:30pm, with free time afterwards to explore
COST: $60 per student (non-member), $55 per student (member)
AGES: 7-14

FOR MORE INFORMATIONThe Franklin Institute
Call 215.448.1200 (Option 5) to reserve your space

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Please Touch Museum Discount Admission

WHEN: First Wednesday monthly
WHERE: Please Touch Museum
TIME: 4pm to 7pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: please click on their calendar on the “First Wednesdays”  events Please Touch Museum

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Target Community Night at The Franklin Institute

WHEN: Third Wednesday of each month
WHERE: The Franklin Institute
TIME: 5pm to 8pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click on this website: Franklin Institute
Check in at the registration table for chance to win a Free Family Membership!

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Penn Museum

WHEN: 3rd Wednesday of the month
WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
TIME: 10am-1pm
COST: $12 per child/adult; One adult per family is free; Children 3 and under are free!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: or to register click here Penn Museum or call 215.746.6774

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Webucator Online Training Program

WHEN: Now!
WHERE: At your home! Webucator (online) is offering their computer classes free of charge to homeschoolers!  Free Online Software and Web Development Classes
TIME: At your chosing!
COST: Courses provided free of charge by the CEO of Webucator, a Homeschool Father
AGES: Must be at least 13 years old
TO REGISTER for a course, students simply:

    1. Go to our Self-paced Courses page.
    2. Browse through the courses and select a course you are interested in.
    3. Click the Register Now button under “Self-paced 24/7 Training”.
    4. Fill out your information.
    5. In the Payment box, at the bottom, click “I have a coupon” and enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Register.

Each student must sign up with a unique email address so he/she can return to individual courses properly.

For any registration questions, simply email:

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Here’s a link to their Blog Announcement in 2014.


Posted by Sarah Lambert on September 4, 2016


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