Businesses that offer classes for homeschoolers

Below are some Santa Cruz-area businesses that regularly offer classes for homeschoolers during "school hours." To find out specifics, visit their websites and contact them directly.

Arts


Erika Perloff

Aptos
http://erikaperloff.com/
Will set up art classes for homeschoolers. 

Art Factory

Aptos
http://artfactorystudios.com/
Homeschool art classes for beginner and advanced students. 

The Crafter's Studio

Santa Cruz
http://thecraftersstudio.com/ 

Earth Art Studio

Aptos
http://www.jenniward.com/earth_art_studio/classes/children.htm 

Seven Directions Art School

Santa Cruz
http://www.sevendirections.org/
The home school program offers kids a thematic, in depth art experience. Consistently, kids in this program have the opportunity to work together to make projects from a wide range of materials and disciplines. 

Kimberly Hardin Art Foundation

Aptos
http://www.khaf.org
Homeschool and afterschool art classes for children of all ages. 

SCPhoto

Santa Cruz/ On Location
http://scphoto.com/
SC Photo provides a complete program for either independent study, class study, home school or small group study of digital photography. The online program uses a software called "Moodle" to deliver web based curriculum that involves students in online discussions, submission of work and lessons that can be used for individual study or group stody. It can be your "green alternative" to a paper textbook at a much lower cost.

Science and Nature


IRIS Science Academy
Scotts Valley
http://www.irisscienceacademy.com/
IRIS offers classes for K-12 in science and enrichment.

Nature-Based Ongoing Group

Santa Cruz
NBOG is a once-a-week, day-long class for homeschoolers age 5-15. The class meets outdoors on Fridays from 10am-3pm for 28 sessions from September through May. The curriculum is driven by the needs and desires of NBOG children, teachers and parents in order to help deepen the relationship the kids have with themselves, with each other, and with the natural world. Many NBOG kids are students of Ocean Grove Charter School and pay the $1400 yearly tuition with their allotted instructional funds. Others home school independently or with one of the local school district programs and pay the tuition out of pocket. If you are interested in more information about NBOG, please contact Marcy Reynolds at marcy@baymoon.com or at (831) 247-5617. 

Riekes
Santa Cruz
The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement currently has openings in their rosters for our fall 2016 homeschool nature awareness programs.  Our programs are located at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. We also have opportunity for Teen assistants on these days to work along side lead staff to help with younger youth. Limited partial scholarships are available.

Art Factory
Aptos
http://artfactorystudios.com/
Home-School Art & Science: Ages 7-11 and 10 and up. 1.5 hours. The subject matter in this class is based on Biology, with in-depth studies of plant life, animals, insects, fish and humans. 

Discovery Learning Center
Santa Cruz
http://dlcsantacruz.org/
Homeschool and afterschool weekly classes. Check the schedule on the website. 

Outdoor Science Education

Santa Cruz and on location
http://www.osefun.com/
Lessons include physics, chemistry, biology and geology plus our environment and ecosystems. Activities are taught with encouragement and our trademark: fun, hands-on active learning and discovery. Contact OSE for current homeschool schedule and locations or to set up classes. 

Wild Child Santa Cruz 
Santa Cruz County 
http://www.wildchildfreeschool.org/santa-cruz.html 
Wild Child Freeschool is a nature-awareness program that seeks to build community through nature immersion, fun and learning.

Santa Cruz Learning Center
Santa Cruz
http://santacruzlearningcenter.com/Homeschool_Courses.html
All our homeschool courses are taught by experienced instructors. We teach a blend of lecture and group work in each class. 

Learn to Discover
Capitola
http://www.learntodiscover.org
“STEAM”-based classes for homeschoolers, such as robotics, engineering, electronics, programming, animation, earth science, marine biology, video game design, etc., for all ages. 

Drama


West End Studio Theater

Santa Cruz
http://westperformingarts.com/
The mission of the Academy at WEST is to provide youth and families a creative outlet and training ground that cultivates and treasures the imaginative process. We provide educational experiences in literature, performing, expressive and creative arts through classes and productions. We give young artists and audiences the invaluable knowledge that their imaginations have had a positive and profound impact on their world. 

Pisces Moon

Santa Cruz
http://www.piscesmoon.org/
Pisces Moon has written and performed student-written and other plays with homeschoolers of all ages, and also taught the full range of theater arts to homeschoolers. We have taught at Pacific Coast Charter School in Watsonville, and at Alternative Family Education in Santa Cruz. To our credit are performances of AFE student-written works, “Monkeys Don’t Wear Vests”and “The Political Party,” as well as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and other plays for young people. Contact us to set up a class. 

Sports


Ninjas in Nature
Felton
See the world through the eyes of a ninja. Learn ancient survival skills, martial arts, awareness, plant and animal identification, fire-making, and more at this weekly afternoon program.

Adventure Sports

Santa Cruz
http://www.asudoit.com/
Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) is an aquatics fun center that teaches people to play in water. Our charter is to bring people together, teach them to the best of their abilities, outfit them with gear to fit their potential, arrange adventures to use their new skills, and eat well. 

Santa Cruz Gymnastics

Santa Cruz
http://www.scgym.com/
At SCGC we have homeschool classes for the beginning and advanced level. The homeschool class runs 55 minutes and is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-2:55. All gymnasts will be evaluated and put into the Beginner or advance level. 

Tumbling Tutor

Santa Cruz or on location
http://tumblingtutor.com/
I have a mobile gymnastics company, Tumbling Tutor, bringing tumbling to you since 2002!! You may schedule classes at my gym or I can bring the gym to you. We go to pre-schools, home schools, private play groups etc... We are licensed, live scanned and carry liability insurance. 

Rod Sanford's Traditional Martial Arts

Soquel
http://www.mydojo.com/
Day classes for children 7 and up who have completed basic karate classes. 

Rosy Smiley Equestrian
Aptos
Riding lessons for children of all ages.

International Academy of Dance

Santa Cruz
http://www.iadance.com/welcome.html
Day classes for homeschoolers 10 and up through the school year. 

Other academic subjects, tutoring


Discovery Learning Center

Santa Cruz
http://dlcsantacruz.org/
Homeschool and afterschool weekly classes. Check the schedule on the website.

Let's Play in Spanish
Santa Cruz
We are committed to teaching Spanish to children through high-quality Spanish language immersion programs that help children learn in a fun, musical, and interactive way.

LitWits
Santa Cruz
http://www.litwitsworkshops.com
Hands-on, sensory, academic experiences that make great books and writing fun for kids!  Immersive literature workshops for 7+, writing camps for 8+, and analysis/writing classes for 13+. We also offer LitWits Kits: Hands-on literature kits include straight-from-the-story project and activity ideas, academic handouts, and more to make great books real and fun for kids! (Approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School).

Lucy Ruggles, Interactive Tutoring
I currently specialize in Spanish conversation and activity groups for kids and adults and one-to-one tutoring in Spanish. I work with beginning and intermediate French and Language Arts in English.
331-6050  or 458-3322

One-Stop academic classes for homeschoolers
We are a group of 4 teachers, that offer one day a week academic classes for K-8th grade in Felton. Our classes are broken up for K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8. Contact Veronica Olson <Veronica@andyolson.com>

Santa Cruz Learning Center
Santa Cruz
http://santacruzlearningcenter.com/Homeschool_Courses.html
All our homeschool courses are taught by experienced instructors (see our “meet us” page). We teach a blend of lecture and group work in each class. 

TSC Academics
Scotts Valley
Writing, Reading, & Math Programs and K-12 Tutoring, including Science.  TSC's learning center has private classrooms with whiteboards to provide instruction to meet your home school curriculum during the day or afternoon schedules.  TSC Academics is located at 216-C Mount Hermon Road (Kings Village Shopping Center) in Scotts Valley.
831-461-9447


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