Classes

January 22nd, 2013

Classes

Various homeschool organizations and groups offer classes that provide some of the extracurricular subjects specifically to the homeschool student. From the college classroom to the football field these classes continue your learning adventure outside your front door.

Select a Category

- College based programs

- Sports

- Fine Arts

- Other (Speech, writing, etc.)

COLLEGE BASED PROGRAMS

College of DuPage Continuing Education
425 Fawell Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630)942-2412
Email: Kathy Doyle doylek@cod.edu
Website: www.cod.edu/youth/homeschool/index.htm

Students may contact Kathy directly for more information.

McHenry County College – Crystal Lake, IL
Phone: (815) 479-7559
E-mail: mfrostma@mchenry.edu
Website: http://www.mchenry.edu/KidsandCollege/index.asp

Enrichment classes offered in the summer and various classes offered to homeschoolers throughout the school year.

SPORTS

Crestwood Cavalry
5457 W. 137th Place, Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: (708) 388-9381
Email: crestwoodcavalry@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.crestwoodcavalry.com

Crestwood Cavalry is a homeschool basketball organization. We currently have boys’ primary, junior high, junior varsity, and varsity.

Crusaders Sports
Big Rock, IL
Phone: 630-556-3202
Email: crossroadscyc@crossroadscyc.com
Website: Crossroads Youth Center

Crusaders, organized by the Crossroads Youth Center, offers various sports (soccer, basketball, etc.) for boys and girls at a variety of ages and levels. They also offer a weekly PE class during the school year. Reasonable rates, and a variety of sports offered geared specifically for homeschoolers.

Sportsplex Home School Gym Class
Email: Michelle Layos HsGymClass@yahoo.com (or connect via facebook)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SportsplexHomeSchoolGymClass

Home School sports class being offered in St. Charles the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month from 1:30-3 pm. 2013 cost: $30 (per student) for a 3 month class Age: 5+ (to optimize the coaches time we need to keep this class for school aged children K-12th grade range) The facility has the ability to teach many sports including – Flag Football, dodge ball, t-ball, kickball, soccer, capture the flag.

FINE ARTS (from band to sculpting)

Christian Youth Theater
Various locations: DuPage, Kane, Cook, Aurora, McHenry, Lake, Rockford
Email/contact info: See this contact page for various contacts
Website: http://www.cytchicago.org/main.aspx

CYT is an after-school theater arts education program for kids ages 6-18, offering classes in the McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage and Northwest Cook County areas. Three sessions are conducted each year, beginning in the fall. Week-long summer camps are offered in all regions as well. CYT offers students an opportunity to develop their talents, interact with friends and learn to be a positive member of their community.

Toward the end of each session, a fully-staged musical production is presented for a run of up to two weekends. Students ages 8-18 currently enrolled in the session have the opportunity to audition for the show.

ST. AMBROSE HOME SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CLUB
Homer Glen, IL
Email: ryan-margaret@att.net

Registration is open to all children that would like the opportunity to develop their artistic talents. The children get an opportunity to express themselves in an environment of creativity. The children learn to perform as a team member of a theater/dance troupe. An essential element in reaching their full potential as a troupe team member is by exercising the Catholic virtues. Classes run September through June. The final performance of the year is held the first weekend in June.

West Suburban Home School Band
Wayne, IL (DuPage County)
Email: Karen Borow director@wshsb.com
Website: http://www.wshsb.com

Students range in age from 9 to 19 playing a variety of instruments not including strings. Spanning four levels from beginners through high school symphony. There is also a marching band that performs during the summer. Practice is Thursday evenings.

Masterpiece Art Instruction with Karine Bauch
North Aurora, IL
Email: karine@teachartathome.com
Website: http://www.teachartathome.com/live-classes-in-illinois.html

Karine attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she received her AAS in Illustration. She teaches local art classes to students from ages 5 through adult and conducts art workshops at local libraries for all ages.

She is also a freelance illustrator and the creator of all the Masterpiece Art Instruction CDs and free projects.

GIFT
(Godly Influenced Fine Arts Training)

Elgin, IL
Email: director@gifthomeschool.org or giftfinearts@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gifthomeschool.org/

G.I.F.T. is a non-profit enrichment program run by volunteers that offers fine arts classes to homeschoolers of all ages (pre-school – adult). Classes are taught by paid, professional, Christian teachers.

The Learning Vine
Naperville, IL
Email: Karine Bauch learningvine@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.thelearningvine.org

The Learning Vine is a Christian supplemental homeschool program that meets on Mondays and Fridays at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL. They offer both academic and enrichment classes for ages 4-18 covering a broad array of subjects.

MOSAIC Enrichment
Joliet, IL
Email: Laura Gedge laura@mosaicenrichment.com
Phone: 815-603-5434
Website: www.mosaicenrichment.com

MOSAIC is an extended learning program for homeschoolers.  They offer drop-off classes for K through 12 students that are taught by homeschool parents and specialized teachers.

OTHER (SPEECH, WRITING, ETC.)

EverReady Speech and Debate Club
Barrington, IL

Email: Elaine Dimoulis at Ellenakki@aol.com
“…always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you….”
1 Peter 3:15

The EverReady Speech and Debate club offers a fun environment for home educated students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills in order to address life issues from a Biblical worldview for the glory of God.

Where: The Chapel (180 North Hawthorne Road in Barrington)

The skills learned in club are to be demonstrated at various tournaments offered through the NCFCA (National Christian Forensic and Communicators Association) for student ages 12-18.

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  1. May 17th, 2009 at 19:01 | #1

    We have new groups forming in Illinois. Check out the website for the latest information. Some areas that will have new groups include Oak Park and Lansing.

    There are also 3 free Parent Practicums this summer in Illinois. These are open to any person interested in learning about the Classical Model, not just those families involved in CC. You will hear an overview of Classical Education and get in depth information on Logic. Our practicums will be in Rockford, Wheaton and Champaign. See the website for more information.

  2. admin
    May 17th, 2009 at 22:30 | #2

    @Lorri Thrower
    Lorri, Thank you for highlighting this information. I will post more specific details on the practicums in the coming days. ~Erin

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