Extra Curricular Activities
In addition to several informal group-activities and some formal p.e. programs, there are five homeschool sports teams in the Austin Metro:
There are several dojos that offer martial arts in the Austin Metro. We’re particularly fond of the Martial Arts of Austin and Street Smart in Kyle.
The sky’s the limit with music lessons, but the Christian Choral Society of Austin and Christian Youth Band of Austin are the two best choices for choir and band for homeschoolers in this area.
Many art classes and workshops exist in the homeschool co-op groups. See Local Groups under the LOCATIONS menu.
Here again, the sky’s the limit in dance lessons, but only one claims to be solely for homeschoolers: FLEX Homeschool Dance.
Some co-op groups offer theatre classes, Veritas Academy being one of them. They just won the state competition this month!
Some homeschool academic resources offer it as a class, One Day Academy, for example. The Austin Area Homeschoolers have a Chess Club that meets weekly and there are many other chess clubs around too. It’s a lot more popular than you’d think.
This is a big hit with children of all ages. The most famous homeschool robotics club in the area is the Disgruntled Robots. They made it to the World Championship in 2013!
Here’s another great opportunity. There are numerous activities to do as a homeschool 4-H-er, from baking to Border Collies, there’s something for everyone. One local homeschool family got to represent Travis County 4-H in Georgia at the National Congress last year!
The list is long enough already, but other activities include things like the Austin Rhetoric Club and Scouting (Boy Scouts and Trail Life, Girl Scouts and Heritage Girls) to name a few.
Here’s a good place to get you started: Free Homeschool Info: Special Education (scroll one-third down). Don’t forget Google: Special Needs Homeschooling. There are also some local groups with info too. See the Special Needs section in the LOCATIONS menu.
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Are you interested in learning about a growing movement that will prove a powerful complement to homeschool curricula, significantly elevating your child’s educational experience? The Number Lab is conducting an informational session on the micro-school movement that is gaining momentum throughout the United States. This model of schooling allows parents to truly customize the educational experience of their children, as certain micro-schools un-bundle schooling, offering parents the option to choose specific mediums aimed at delivering certain curricular content of the highest possible quality. Please join us for this informational session on micro-schooling and learn about Austin’s leading mathematics focused micro-school.
The Number Lab
1201 West 24th Street, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78703
Friday, July 17th
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Because parking space is limited around The Number Lab, please advise of your attendance by contacting Lisa Zapalac at email@example.com or call 512-988-9887 and be provided a map with nearby parking options. Thank you.
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