Description: Planet Homeschool is a fabulous, inclusive, secular, vibrant and welcoming learning community offering a wide selection of courses led by teachers who are passionate about their craft and actively engaged in their field. Planet Homeschool attracts an exceptional group of lively, intellectually curious students who enjoy being at Planet Homeschool. Planet Homeschool also involves an array of talented and supportive parents whose good ideas have helped build this co-op from its start in 2000.
Look for the adults wearing hot pink gerbera daisies for help, questions and information.
Please enter through the back door, off the parking lot. Our lease requires that we do not use the main doors of the church.
Target age range: Planet Homeschool accepts families with at least one student ages 12 years or older. There are no exceptions made to this rule, but classes are available for siblings as young as 9.
During the Open House Party, all Planet Homeschool Spring 2017 classes will be open to the public.
Note: The Open House Party is free. Tuition plus materials cost for the 16-week Spring 2017 semester classes are provided below for your information only! The day's schedule is provided to help you choose which classes you wish to visit!
First period, 9:15am–10:30am
Minnesota History with Theresa Redfern-Hall ($215)
Sign Language for Beginners II with Tim Hereid ($225)
Creative Writing with Nora Parker Cox ($212)
High School Chemistry with Dr. Tom Anderson ($273)
Fencing with Minnesota Swordplay ($165)
Second period, 10:35am–11:50am
Life of Shakespeare (High School) with Theresa Redfern-Hall ($215)
The Promise of Place: High School Geography with Tim Hereid ($235)
Radio Journalism and Podcasting with Maria Almli ($245)
Middle School Chemistry with Dr. Tom Anderson ($273)
Beginning Japanese ($200)
Musical Theater: Pirates of Penzance with Dr. Tiffany Skidmore ($243)
Lunch, 11:55am-12:25pm A fun presentation involving one Ballroom Dance, one song from the musical and introductions from the teachers and new Leadership Team.
Third period, 12:30pm–1:45pm
Tales with a Twist (High School) with Theresa Redfern-Hall ($215)
Essay and Nonfiction Writing with Tim Hereid ($240)
Middle School Engineering with Engineering for Kids ($343)
Drawing with Megan McNinch ($190)
Theatrical Production Arts with Michelle Lehman ($250)
Spanish Conversation with Dorothy Rose (starts at 1:05pm) ($160)
Fourth period, 1:50pm–3:05pm
Probability and Statistics of Games with Dr. Tom Anderson ($205)
Advanced Minecraft Redstone with Breadboard Electronics and Arduino Programming with Ethan Lehman and Michelle Lehman ($220)
Art History with Valerie Geary ($160)
Ballroom Dance with Dorothy Rose ($192)
Planet Homeschool Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 classes will be announced soon!
Planet Homeschool's 12-week Fall semester runs from early September through mid-December. The 16-week Spring semester runs from mid-January through late May. 2017-2018 dates will be announced soon.
Cost per child/student: free to attend Open House Party.
Cost per adult/educator: free to attend Open House Party
Cost per class varies and is paid directly to the class instructor. Annual membership fee is $70 (subject to change).
Registration: No pre-registration or RSVP is necessary to attend the Open House Party — but you are invited and encouraged to join and share our Facebook event!
For more information, contact the Planet Homeschool Leadership Team at PlanethomeschoolMN(at)gmail.com or visit homeschool-life.com/mn/planethomeschool.