Welcome to Homeschool etc.
Homeschool etc. Purpose and Vision:
Homeschool etc. is a Christian based non-profit organization that provides encouragement, support and inspiration for home school families through many and varied programs. Those working through this organization wish to minister the love of Jesus Christ through the use of their skills, expertise, education, background, experience and talents.
Homeschool etc. provides an enrichment program for grades K-12. We meet at Arvada Covenant located in Arvada, CO at 5555 Ward Rd. 12 Fridays per semester.
Fall 2013 semester is from August 23th - November 15th
Fall 2013 semester performance - November 22nd
Spring semester is Jan 17th – April 11th. No classes on March 14.
We start at 8:55 with prayer and dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
Homeschool etc. is based on a time period in history:
Year 1: Creation – The Fall of Rome
Year 2: Renaissance - Reformation
Year 3: Plymouth - Gold Rush
Year 4: Civil War - Modern Times
Year 5: Geography
$15.00 per student, per semester Registration Fee
$100.00 per student, per semester Tuition Fee
$18.00 per family, per semester Insurance fee
Our elementary program includes 5 - 25 minute classes: History, Science, Music, Theatre/Character and Art class.
In history class we re-enact historical battles, have visitors from the Middle Ages, learn about the kings and queens of England, hear about the explorers, and pan for gold to name just a few of the fun history lessons.
We do fun hands-on projects like: dissecting plants and animals, and feel what whale blubber is like.
For art we’ve made paper, tried our hand at sculpting, block printing, mosaics, clay pots...stuff you probably wouldn't do at home. Each class works on a song for the semester end performance.
2012-2013 - The time period we are covering is 1850 - modern times. The elementary core classes will be:
History : First semester will cover the Gold Rush, the Civil War, Victorian Era, and Industrialism. Second semester will cover the major people, events, inventions and worldviews that are relevant for each decade of the 20th century. Jennifer Harris has great activities, skits, costumes and re-enactments planned for the lessons.
Music : First semester will cover famous hymns from the end of the 19th century and second semester the kids will perform worship music from the 20th century.
Theatre : They will learn about the modern missions movement covering different missionaries, character traits demonstrated by them and a verse that typifies each missionary. At the end of the semester they will perform a dramatization of their class verse.
Art : All our projects will focus on Romanticism, Impressionism and Post Impressionism.
Science : Awesome great experiments and activities on Light.
Our Jr./Sr. high HSE Track is similar to the elementary program except they are 40 minutes classes. This year our core classes include.....
Government (Learning the How-To's of government)
Mock Government: We will divide the classes into Senate and House of Representatives and apply what they learn in the "how-to" class. Each student will write and present a bill that they have researched and written. Each student will be on one committee and will review, debate and vote on the bills for passage onto the House or Senate. They will be encouraged to talk with other "senators" to convince them to pass their bills. We will work against the semester deadline to review and vote on all the bills (just like they fight against a deadline in real House and Senate).
Team-building and Critical Thinking: Students will divide into teams and work to solve problems (like how to build the tallest tower with straws marshmallows and pipe cleaners and how to build a bridge that will span a 24" in distance with only popsicle sticks and gum drops). This will be a fun continuation of the communications class form this semester.
Music: They will work on music that will correspond with the theatre elective play Esther. They will work both semesters on this music and be part of the play at the end of the year.
We also offer a High School Track. This includes classes like: Writing, Literature, Spanish I & II, Biology and Chemistry. These classes require homework, accountability to the HSE teacher as well as an extra fee. These classes meet 15 weeks per semester and you can count them as a high school credit. You must be enrolled in HSE to benefit from these classes.
This is a "HSE members only" webiste. We have included our main info. on this home page for anyone looking for an enrichment program. There is a wait list to join HSE. Please contact Steph Zila at email@example.com if you are interested in joining. We will need your contact info. and children's birthdays for the waiting list.
Homeschool etc. Statement of Faith:
1. The Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God and constitutes completed and final revelation. The Bible, in its original autographs, is without error in whole or in part, including theological concepts as well as geographical, historical, and scientific details - including a literal 6 day creation.
2. God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh being fully God and fully man, yet without sin.
3. All men are in violation of God's righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and by act, and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man's sin through His substitutionary death on the cross, the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection.
4. Salvation is offered as a free gift to the sinner. This gift must be responded to individually by faith, believing in God's Word, not trusting in any personal good works whatsoever, but trusting only in the atoning sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
5. Marriage is the holy union between one man and one woman.