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
Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University: 3 programs available to prepare and inspire students to pursue careers in medicine, medical research and the health professions: Future Health Professionals Program, SummerScience@Jefferson, Nursing STEP-UP
For more information: For High School Students
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 program.
For more information: PhillyCAM Youth Program
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
Bucks Learning Cooperative: Located in Langhorne, PA. BLC classes and one-on-one tutoring are offered 3 days a week between 9-3. Teen driven class topics and programs.
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
Phil-Mont Christian Academy: Since Phil-Mont’s founding over 73 years ago, it has been our goal to offer an excellent academic education within a consistent, reformed, Christian world-and-life view. We stress quality child development and rigorous academics at the elementary, middle and upper school levels. We also believe strongly in assisting parents who home-school by offering their children a la carte programs at Phil-Mont. We are able to partner with families for students in grades 6-12 for any class family would like to take.
For more information: Phil-Mont Academy
The Sewing Room: Teen Workshop- 4 Week sessions designed for teens aged 9-16. 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 9-16 year olds.
For more information: Homeschool Stitchers’ Dream
Drexel High School Scholars Program: Opportunity for homeschooled sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take FREE classes and receive college credit at Drexel University. (not a dual-enrollment program)
For more information: Drexel High School Scholars Program
Hillsdale College: FREE! Hillsdale College Free Online Classes Offers 8 free online course 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.
Opera Philadelphia T-Voce (Teen Voices of the City Ensemble): FREE! is a free choir open to area teens. A collaboration between Art Sanctuary, Opera Philadelphia, Play On, Philly!, and Singing City. T-VOCE is a chance for you to share your talents with each other and the community. We encourage you to join the choir to make friends as well as great music. T-VOCE is open to everyone aged 13-19. You don’t need to have ANY musical experience; all you need is a love of singing! It’s FREE to participate! And there are multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.
Kelly Dixon & High School Level Science Classes: located in Abington, PA, Kelly offers Middle School General Science along with High School Physics or Chemistry classes. Classes are an hour to 1.5 hour in length, held weekly September to April. For more information please email email@example.com OR call at 610-247-7064
Historic Harriton House: Homeschoolers Immersion Series , located in Bryn Mawr, 3 hour long classes offered for 8 week sessions. Varying trades and classes.
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. Also, check out their Middle School Program
For more information: Global Education Programs
TeenPact Leadership Schools: TeenPact trains young people to be leaders who will impact the nation and world for Jesus Christ. This is a comprehensive leadership experience that challenges students to grow both personally and spiritually. During the week, students will enjoy meeting and interacting with other Christian young people and leaders from across their state. Students will come away from TeenPact with a realization of their spiritual capacity as young people and a desire to change America for Christ.
For more information: Click TeenPact
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:
Cairn University Homeschool Dual Enrollment (also offers a partnership with Christian High Schools)
Temple University Continuing Studies (not called dual-enrollment)
Create professional High School transcripts at HSDLA click HERE.
We’ve created a FREE GPA Calculator designed specifically for do-it-yourself homeschoolers from the developer, Scott Meadows, of the Fast Transcripts software. GPA Calculator
High School Diploma Programs:
Students who are homeschooled for high school can earn diplomas if they are registered with a homeschool diploma program. The most popular programs for Philadelphia Homeschoolers are:
Erie County Home Schoolers Diploma Association: ECHSDA
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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