Opportunities for Homeschooled Teens
There are so many great resources homeschooled teens can take advantage of. Consider the following:
Free Admission to Museums:
STAMP Pass: This pass gives Philadelphia High School students free admission to a selection of fantastic museums and attractions. The pass is FREE.
For more information: Students at Museums in Philly
Philadelphia Museum of Art: High School students can participate in High School Sketch Club or Teen Ambassadors Group at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
For more information: Teen Programs Art Museum
Fabric Workshop & Museum: High School students interested in art can participate in this paid Apprentice Training Program.
For more information: Fabric Workshop Apprentice
Jefferson University Hospital: Internships available to high school students at Methodist Hospital in South Philly.
For more information: High School Internship with Methodist Hospital
Monell Science Apprenticeship program: Biomedical science. High School students conduct experiments related to senses and nutrition. Intensive 7-week internship.
For more information: Monell Center Internship
Wistar Institute Biomedical Research: 8 Week Summer Fellowship Program – cancer genetics & vaccine development.
For more information: Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research
PhillyCAM: Media production internship.
For more information: PhillyCAM Internship
Walnut Street Theater: 3 Education Interns per Semester
For more information: Walnut Street Theatre Internship
Abington Art Center: Offers various classes specifically for teens: Abington Art Center
PAFA After School Studio Arts: FREE! Art classes M-Th from 3 to 5:30 pm for the serious art student. Students must apply for program. PAFA After School High School Program
Earth Science, Biology, Physics, Classes: Meets weekly in Newtown Square, PA. Tuition varies depending on class – includes books & lab fees.
For more information: Science Academy High School Classes
Greystone Academy: Greystone is a hybrid school offering classes to homeschooled students 3 days per week. Classes are for grades 7-12.
For more information: Greystone Academy
The Potter School: Offers a variety of online courses for Homeschooled teens.
For more information: Potter’s School
Sophia Academy: an arts-based Christian high school offering a multi-sensory and multi-modal curriculum for students with language-based learning differences. Sophia Academy provides personalized intervention in a “Home-schooling” environment, enabling students with dyslexia and dyscalculia to thrive.
For more information: Sophia Academy
The Sewing Room: Teen Workshop- 4 Week sessions designed for teens aged 14-18. This class is perfect for both beginners and experienced sewers.
For more information: The Sewing Room
Stitchers’ Dream: meets weekly in Glenside, PA. Sewing class for 9-18 year olds.
For more information: Homeschool Stitchers’ Dream
Drexel High School Scholars Program: Opportunity for homeschooled teens to take classes and receive college credit at Drexel University.
For more information: Drexel High School Scholars Program
Hillsdale College: FREE! “Introduction to the Constitution.” This free online course is presented in a groundbreaking new style that immerses you in the Hillsdale classroom experience. Each lesson is less than 15 minutes long. Find yourself at the table with Dr. Larry Arnn, as he teaches his students the principles of liberty. Peer into the lively discussions that take place as students explore the implications and beauty of our Constitution.
Franklin Institute: Youth Leadership Program: Franklin Institute PACTS
Academy of Natural Science: “WINS” free 8 week science enrichment program for girls the summer after their 8th grade year.
For more information: Women in Natural Sciences
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy: Homeschooled teens ages 14 and up can earn community service hours required for high school. No prior horse experience necessary. For more information: Pegasus Riding Academy, Volunteer
Digital Media Academy: Week long camps in Technology at Bryn Mawr College or University of Pennsylvania campuses.
For more information: Digital Media Academy Teen & Academies Camps
Entrepreneurial Ventures: Learn how to launch a business, while developing business skills, building your resume and having fun! Summer programs held in partnership with Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship and after school programs.
For more information: Schoolyard Ventures
Temple University: Pre-College summer programs. Multiple programs available.
For more information: Summer Programs
World Affairs Council: Global Education Programs. Multiple programs available.
For more information: Global Education Programs
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Several colleges in and near Philadelphia give high school students the opportunity to receive high school and college credit simultaneously. Here are a few that currently offer this program:
High School Diploma Programs:
Students who are homeschooled for high school can earn diplomas if they are registered with a homeschool diploma program. Three of the most popular programs for Philadelphia Homeschoolers are:
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency: PHAA
Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association Diploma Program: MDHSA Diploma Program
Susquehanna Valley Homeschool Diploma Program: SV Homeschool Diploma Program
More information about homeschool diploma programs for PA residents can be found on this site: Ask Pauline
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