2016 Homeschool Resource Guide

Getting Started & State Laws

• Leaping from the Box
Leaping from the Box contains resources & articles to assist Homeschoolers and Home Educators. Move beyond the “cookie-cutter” box mentality in your homeschooling journey. We have materials for Independent Learners including tips for using textbooks, community resources & online information. Leaping from the Box answers common questions about home schooling in Alabama. We also have support groups, cover schools and more available. For more information email Admin@LeapingFromTheBox.com.

• Homeschool.com
For over 14 years Homeschool.com has helped homeschooling families get the information they need about the different curricula, products and services offered to the homeschooling community. We strive to provide you with information about everything from products and services to the inspiring stories of homeschoolers around the world. Homeschool.com contains great information on different approaches to homeschooling, such as: classical, un-schooling, Charlotte Mason, school in a box and much more.

• HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association)
(540) 338-5600; www.hslda.org
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend the constitutional right of parents and to protect family freedoms. HLDSA gives families the freedom to homeschool without having to face legal threats alone.

• Homeschool Central
Homeschool Central is a resourceful website for new and veteran homeschoolers. It includes state laws, curriculums, un-schooling, support groups, blogs, How-To sections and much more.

• CHEF – Christian Home Education
Fellowship of Alabama
(334) 288-7229
CHEF of Alabama exists to promote and encourage Christian home education for the glory of God. Whether you are considering homeschooling, just beginning your homeschooling journey, or are a veteran homeschooling parent, our goal is to encourage, inspire, and equip you. For more information email sharon@chefofalabama.org or president@chefofalabama.org.

Cover Schools

• Dayspring Academy/Highschool
Maplesville, AL 36750
Phone: (334) 518.9181
Administrator: Delaina Smitherman
Website: http://www.dsacademy.org
Requirements: A church enrollment form to local Board of Education
Enrollment Fee: $95 first time enrollment fee
Re-enrollment for members is pro-rated per family.
Enrollment Deadline: Accept new enrollments year-round
Other: Phone/in person curriculum help, message board (covers all of Alabama), transcripts for each child, online support, area coordinators available to plan local activities. All books, report cards, graduation ceremony and awards or diplomas will be extra.
• Evangel Family Christian Academy
3975 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: (334) 272-3215
Contact: Denise Matthes, Director
Requirements: Family Church Reference form completed by your pastor, membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), semester reports, 170 days attendance
Membership Fee: $165
Other: Graduation Ceremony with cap, gown and diploma, official transcripts, proof of enrollment for driver’s test, insurance and DDS, athletic programs for ages 12 years and up, Drama club, Senior Class officers and valedictorian
Website: WWW.EvangelFamily.org

• Ezekiel Academy
Mailing address: P.O. Box 243034, Montgomery, AL 36124; Physical address: 8191 Seaton Place, Montgomery, AL
Contact: Maretta Oswald, Administrator; Deborah Monplaisir, Assistant Administrator
Requirements: A completed application, statement of faith, course of study for each student enrolled, 170 days of instruction, parent orientation meeting in August.
Tuition: $200.00 per year per family
Enrollment Deadline: August 04, 2016
Other: Parents submit quarterly or semester evaluations, LIFT tutorial class (ages 12 and up), field trips, service clubs, athletic teams (football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, soccer for ages 12 /up), Stanford Achievement testing, a formal high school commencement with diploma. Please visit www.Ezekielacademy.org.

• Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd., Hayden, AL 35079
Phone: (205) 433.9828
Administrator: Deb Spradlin
Email: everstacademy1@gmail.com
Website: www.alabamahomeschooling.com
Mission: Everest Academy believes that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.
Other: We serve all of Alabama, Statewide coverage. Newsletter sent weekly by email. We offer a wider range of field trips and activities.
Requirements: Application for enrollment and grades and attendance records due at time of graduation or transference.
Tuition: $200 new enrollees / $100 re enrollment per family per year

• Harvest Fields Academy
4280 Deatsville Hwy.
(334) 398.2008
Email: harvestfieldsacademy@gmail.com
Website: www.harvestfieldsacademy.com
Administrator: Tanya Murphy
Sponsoring church: Harvest Fields Community Church
Harvest Fields is a church cover school for residents of Alabama, who wish to homeschool their children. Our commitment is to the children in the homeschool community. We strive to provide up to date and accurate information on home school activities, sports, social activities, and graduation for families with children of all ages.
Requirements: Family information form, Church enrollment form, Request for School Records Form, Parent Confirmation Form, Birth Certificate, Court Document (providing guardianship)
Enrollment Fees: Early/Re-enrollment fee: $55 annually, New enrollment: $65 annually
Other: Legal Church School Covering, Year round school year and enrollment, local social activities, local field trips, local sports, local school pictures, Occasional Newsletter with current information of upcoming events, Official transcript for graduating seniors, Official diploma for graduating seniors, a formal Graduation Ceremony, support of all teaching methods.

• Holy Spirit Academy
Telephone: (334) 294.7305
E-mail: Happygirl.beach@gmail.com
Administrator’s Name: Monica Burke
Location (mailing address): 8570 Vaughn Rd., Montgomery, AL 36117
Office hours (for phone contact): 9 am-4 pm
Sponsoring church: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Enrollment area: Local to Central Alabama
Statement of Faith: not required.
HSLDA: required
General description (or Mission Statement): The mission of Holy Spirit Academy is to serve families choosing to educate their school age children at home in compliance with Alabama law. HSA provides home schooling families with a structure of support and services for academic excellence and for living the Catholic faith in the home and society.
Requirements: HSLDA membership, Church School enrollment form filed yearly, curriculum list, semester progress report, semester attendance report, and September required meeting of primary teachers. We do accept families of other religions with a pastor’s letter stating they are registered members of their church. Tuition: $35 yearly fee.

• Little Flock Ministries
P.O. Box 250504, Montgomery, AL 36125
(334) 288.7475; (Montgomery)
Hours: 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Administrator: Tracy Glover
Email: glovereleven@bellsouth.net
Mission Statement: Interdenominational church school. Our goal is to serve homeschooling families regardless of church and/or religious affiliations.
Requirements: We do require that the four basic subjects be taught, one attendance report per month, two progress reports per year. You must maintain daily record of attendance, grade book, lesson plans and a work portfolio with samples of past work at home. You must fill out application package.
Tuition: $25 per year per family
Enrollment Deadline: open year round

• New Hope Academy
301 Water Street, Prattville
(334) 361.9505
Hours: 8 a.m until 6 p.m.
Administrators: Tina Halbert
Email: thelearningplace@att.net
Website: http://www.thelearningplacealabama.com Mission Statement: The Learning Place provides a legal homeschool covering for those parents choosing to homeschool their children. We are a “hands-off” cover school, requiring only the basic enrollment procedures and attendance policies. Please read our forms for more information. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Enrollment: Accepting applications year round.
Tuition: $30 per child with a family cap of $120.

• Outlook Academy
P.O. Box 1027, Millbrook, AL 36054
Phone: (334) 290.0919 or (334) 625-8328
Administrators: Dora Bennage, Carren Joye and Daniel Joye
Email: info@outlookacademy.com
Web site: www.outlookacademy.org
Outlook Academy is a hands-off church school. Because we believe that parents are best suited to direct the education of their children, Outlook Academy asks only for what the law requires while also offering support for your personal choices. We accept students from all over the state. Because we wish to use today’s available technology to make the homeschooling process as easy, efficient and convenient as possible, many of our services have Internet options, such as attendance reports via email.
Requirements: Attendance reports at the end of the mid-July. Not required: membership in HSLDA but encouraged, meetings, minimum days of attendance, testing, curriculum review, or statement of faith.
Enrollment Fee: $125 for family for new enrollment if done during open enrollment period, $170 if done after open enrollment
Enrollment Deadline: August 1, with mid-year enrollments for an additional fee
Other: Weekly Co-op, convenient attendance reporting via email, monthly newsletter, online support, contact information for local homeschool support groups, web site featuring curriculum information and news of home schooling interests.

• Sovereign Grace Academy
301 Water Street, Prattville
(334) 290.3304 or 652.4606
Administrators: Diane Day
Email: sovereigngraceacademy@yahoo.com
Sovereign Grace Academy (SGA) is a church cover school that seeks to provide legal covering, support, and encouragement for homeschooling families in the most efficient and convenient manner. As a hands-off church school, we refrain from interfering in your homeschooling and require only minimal reporting.
Website: www.millbrookpca.com (under ministries tab)
Enrollment: Accepting applications year round.
Tuition: $20/family annually.

Please visit www.leapingfromthebox.com for statewide cover schools. Also, check with your local church to see if it might be a cover school for its members.


• ABEKA Curriculum: Abeka Curriculum has a Christian and traditional approach to education. They offer three options to teaching. The DVD option is a fully accredited college preparatory program with ABEKA Academy. The second option is the traditional parent – directed option with ABEKA Academy. The third option is textbooks / materials for home schooling that you pick and choose from. ABEKA offers home school material displays several times a year in Montgomery and surrounding areas. Please visit www.abeka.com for more information or for a free catalog.

• Alpha Omega Publications: Alpha Omega offers a wide variety of Christian curricula for varying learning styles. Please visit www.aop.com for more information or a free catalog.

• Apologia – Along with our award-winning creation-based science courses, Apologia Educational Ministries offers biblical worldview and apologetic titles, online classes, inspirational books, homeschooling tools (such as planners), the Real Refreshment Retreats for homeschooling moms, and mission opportunities. All of our products and services have been created to help homeschooling families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith. For more information visit www.apologia.com.

• Bob Jones Curriculum: BJU offers quality textbooks, homeschool consultants, student focused distance learning classes, and a wide range of other products and services to meet your educational needs. BJU Press offers home school material displays in Montgomery and surrounding areas during the year. Please visit www.bjupress.com or call 1(800) 845.5731 for more information or a free catalog.

• Calvert School – “When enrolled in Calvert school, you have a partner in education.” They provide you with all of the textbooks, tools and support you need. Calvert is a classical Christian Private School. The teachers provide the lessons plans and everything is provided to you. They offer support with placement testing, education counselors, and advisory teaching services. Please visit www.calvertschool.org/home-school/ or call 1(888) 487.4652 for more information or a free catalog.

• Heart of Dakota – Christ centered homeschool curricula that is flexible, easy to use, and educational. This curricula can be used with multiple ages at the same time. Please visit www.heartofdakota.com for more information or for a free catalog.

• Keystone National High School – Online Accredited High School and Middle School where you can earn your diploma online. Visit www.keystonehighschool.com.

• KONOS – KONOS is distinct from other curricula. It uses the entire library as a textbook and the whole world as its curriculum. www.konos.com

• My Father’s World – Raising up generations of families who see the world through God’s eyes and live according to that knowledge.

• Oak Meadow – Oak Meadow offers many different options to meet individual family needs for education. They offer complete curriculum for at home use or you can enroll online to receive academic credit. Their curricula gives students freedom to learn with flexibility and recognition of learning styles. Please visit www.oakmeadow.com.

• Rod & Staff Curricula – Rod and Staff offer Bible based textbooks that are designed to make the child God conscious. Please visit www.rodandandstaffbooks.com and click on the homeschool link.

• Saxon Curriculum – Saxon teaches the foundational skills of math and reading. Please visit www.saxonpublishers.com for more information.

• Sonlight Curriculum – Sonlight uses a classical Christian approach to education. It is literature rich and focuses on teaching children to seek God’s kingdom and to create a learner’s heart, enthusiasm and excitement for learning. Please visit www.sonlight.com for more information, a free catalog or to visit the forums.

• Tapestry of Grace – Tapestry of Grace uses a Classical / Redesigned approach to education through a plan of study that helps parents provide a Christian, classical education using a guided unit study approach. Students cycle through world history every four years, with all ages studying the same slice of history each week, each at their own learning level. This curricula does not include does not include a phonics program, science, math, grammar, spelling, or foreign language. Please visit www.tapestryofgrace.com.

• Timberdoodle Co. – Offers a wonderful selection of books and Core Curriculums. Our selection is based on over twenty-five years of homeschooling and 24 years of selling homeschooling supplies. Please visit us at www.timberdoodle.com

• Veritas Press – Specializes in providing educational materials for a classical Christian education. Scripted lesson plans with a complete curriculum package or online classes with expert teachers available. Please visit www.veritaspress.com.

• Winter Promise – Winter Promise celebrates the strengths of family by building unity, togetherness and memories. Our captivating programs will excite your family’s curiosity and our interactive learning opportunities will involve every type of learner. www.winterpromise.com

Special Needs

www.autismtoday.com: Everything you need to know about autism

www.autism-society.org: Information, education and support for families

www.autism-pdd.net/inks/alabama.html: Information and support

www.wrightslaw.com: Special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities

www.mitchells-place.com: Diagnostic services, treatment, education and support for families


A to Z Home’s Cool – Curriculum and information; http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com

Becky’s Porch Swing – 425 Coliseum Blvd., Montgomery, AL. We are located inside the Eastbrook Flea Market, downstairs in booth 409 and 398. A Garden of books and resources for home education. “Plant a good book…and watch a great mind grow.” We have the best selection, and the best prices, all under one roof. For more information please call, Becky at 270-1557 or email beckyrod@knology.net. Open every day: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 until 4:30 p.m.

Bellerophon Books – Books covering art, literature, history, etc. www.bellerophonbooks.com

Beautiful Feet History and Science Curriculum
Offers classic and historic works that nurture a love for reading. www.bfbooks.com

Chem4kids– Wonderful chemistry website for kids. www.chem4kids.com

Children’s Books– Wide assortment of curricula and books. www.homeschooldiscountproducts.com

Christian Liberty Press – Large assortment for the Christ centered biblical approach.

Distance Learning Integrators– Electronic field trips. www.efieldtrips.org

Greenleaf Press – The original and still the best resources for teaching history and literature chronologically. www.greenleafpress.com

Hands of a Child – Large variety of Lapbook kits. www.handsofachild.com

Hearthsong – Unique toys, games, puzzles, dolls, arts and crafts. www.hearthsong.com

Homeschool Super Center – Secular and religious material offered. www.homeschool

Home Science Tools – Affordable Science tools and kits for hands on experimentation.

Learning Things – The Education Store

Mindware – Educational toys, games and learning toys. www.mindware.com

PATH-Parent at the Helm was created by veteran homeschooling parent Linda Dobson. PATH is the place to find the impetus to take charge of your child’s education…no matter where that may come from. www.ParentattheHelm.com

Rainbow Resource Center – Educational Books and Curriculum at Great Prices

Real Science 4 Kids – Science Curriculum from Preschool to Highschool. Please visit www.gravitaspublications.com

ROCK Solid – Educational Books and Curriculum at Great Prices. www.rocksolidinc.com

Store for Knowledge – A variety of kits, models and toys. www.storeforknowledge.com

The Homeschool Lounge
The Homeschool Lounge is a place for homeschool moms to connect for support, encouragement, a fellowship and fun.

The Homeschool Village
The Homeschool village offers articles written by homeschool moms giving sound advice, suggestions, and encouragement; and offering connections with homeschool bloggers.

Timberdoodle – Fully customizable, budget friendly, complete curriculum and more!

White House Kids – News, history and games. www.whitehouse.gov/kids

Yesterday’s Classics- Classic Books for Children

Zoom Kitchen Chemistry-Explore the virtual kitchen and perform online experiments. http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/kitchenchemistry/
Support Groups &
Supplemental Instruction

• Academy Days Homeschool Co-op
Carren Joye, carren@outlookacademy.com
Please visit our website for a list of classes being offered for the upcoming school year. Held weekly during the school year at Grace Community Church in Millbrook, this affordable co-op is designed for students (preschool through high school) to gather for subjects difficult to teach at home or best taught in group setting. The co-op is open to all homeschoolers of any covering.


Bricks 4 Kids
(Ad Sponsor)

(904) 357.0122, Stephanie Shuford
Afterschool enrichment, in-school workshops, birthday parties and so much more. We service the Montgomery area and we look forward to reaching out and serving the children of this great city. We introduce the concept of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Please call for more information.

• Central Alabama Homeschool Co-op
Contact: Tanya Murphy, (334) 398.2008
www.harvestfieldsacademy.com (under Co-op tab)
CAHC is a Christian academic cooperative for compulsory age children that meets once a week for 15 weeks in both the fall and spring semesters. Each semester we will have two breaks and one half day assembly with a potluck lunch. We also offer a nursery and Pre-K class. We will meet on Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:35pm. We will offer four 55 minutes classes as well as one 30 minute grade level math lab. Please visit our website for more information and classes offered.

• Classical Conversations (CC)
CC is a community based homeschool program in the form of support groups that get together weekly. Group leaders help to equip parents to homeschool through a series of academic services, tutors, and meetings. CC offers kindergarten through 6th grade with an introduction to History, Math, Science, Latin, English, Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW) and Language arts. Finally, the 7th through 12 grade students work on challenging curriculum that involves Saxon math, Apologia Sciences, Classic Literature, Writing, debating, and much more. “CC exists to know God and to make Him known.” Please visit our website for chapters in your area.

• Elmore Cty Homeschool Organization (ECHO)
Elmore County Homeschool Organization is a social/support group for homeschooling families. We provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children, and support & encourage their parents in the homeschooling process. We welcome all families from any county. We meet the second and fourth Friday of every month during the school-year from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harvest Fields Community Church in Deatsville. Membership is free. ECHO offers field trips, holiday parties, enrichment activities, social activities, teen only events, and a yearly awards ceremony.
Website: www.onlineecho.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/elmore.county.homeschool.organization
Email: elmore.co.homeschool.org@gmail.com
Co-Leaders: Catherine Ray (334-285-2558) and Tanya Murphy (334-799-7119)

• Fellowship of Home Educators (FHE)
FHE is a group of families in Prattville and surrounding area who support one another in the area of home education. We offer many educational opportunities as well as social gathering for our children.

Homeschooling in the River Region
A local Facebook page with other mothers like you. They list any local events and activities geared towards homeschoolers and support. A great place to meet new homeschooling families. Please search for us under Homeshooling in the River Region on Facebook.

• L.I.F.T.
Sharon Hubbard, 286.9957
LIFT is a supplemental program to homeschooling your students. It was developed with the intention of assisting parents of students 12 years old through students 19 years old in areas they may not feel fully confident to teach. Members of other church school ministries who pay the activities fee to Ezekiel Academy may participate in LIFT during the school year. Large variety of classes offered. Please visit us at www.liftmontgomery.org.

• Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE)
Maxwell Area Home Educators is a support group formed primarily to encourage military homeschoolers in the MGM (Maxwell/Gunter/Montgomery) area regardless of their reasons for homeschooling, philosophy, or method of instruction. MAHE is NOT a legal “church school,” but a network of homeschoolers working together to assist one another in our homeschooling efforts. If you are new to homeschooling or are long term homeschool parents looking to broaden your child’s academic experience, there is much we can do to help you.

• Montgomery Homeschoolers
This group was created for all homeschooling families in the Montgomery area. We are hoping to plan field trips, or attend field trips with others. Plus, play dates, gatherings, support, etc. This group can also be used for curriculum resources and help with planning. Let’s help, encourage and support one another. Please search for us under Montgomery Homeschoolers on Facebook.


Sylvan Learning Center Home School
(Ad Sponsor)

(334) 262.0043
2640 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36107
The Sylvan Learning Center in Montgomery is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and offers Home School services for children in grades K through 12. Students receive 560 hours of instruction in
Math, Science, History, and Reading/English. Home School instruction is offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. State required electives are completed outside of the Learning Center as an independent study.
Requirements: Transcripts from previous school withdrawal letter from previous school. Proof of registration with Home School Organization
Cost: Please call for pricing. (Dependent upon which payment option is selected). For more information please visit us at www.sylvanlearning.com.

Workshops & Book Sales

• ABEKA Homeschool Materials Display
June 2, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Comfort Inn & Suites – East Chase, Montgomery, AL
July 14, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 203 Legends Court, Prattville, Al.
August 17, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Comfort Inn & Suites – in Eastchase
Please visit Abeka’s website for dates in other locations.

• Alabama Homeschool Expo
We will be coming back to Montgomery, Alabama in 2017. Please watch for dates on our website. Look for discounts and details at AlabamaHomeschoolexpo.com.

• AUM Homeschool Programs
AUM’s Homeschool classes are enrichment classes that are specially designed for homeschool students. They are not designed to replace curriculum. Class sizes are small so students receive individualized attention. All classes are hands on. Our goal is to offer learning experiences that parents are not able or willing to attempt at home. Classes will resume in September and a complete schedule will be available in August. For more information please call 244.2804 or visit us at www.aum.edu and click on the Continuing Education tap at the top right and scroll down to Youth programs.

• CHEF Home School Conference
June 24-25 in Birmingham, Al at Metropolitan Church of God. www.chefofalabama.org
CHEF of Alabama serves all home educators in Alabama by providing information, services, and resources from a Christian perspective to anyone who needs help in the area of homeschooling. CHEF had a huge Homeschool Convention and Curriculum Fair every year. To find our more about CHEF please visit their website at www.chefofalabama.org.

• Evangel Family Christian Academy
Used Book Sale
Please call for dates.
The used book sale is for all who desire to attend. Table space must be reserved for families who are NOT EFCA members ($20 fee) by calling EFCA.

• Southeast Homeschool EXPO
July 28-30 Cobb Galleria in Marietta, GA. The Homeschool Expo is a “don’t miss” whole family two day event with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products where parents can review and purchase the latest curriculum, hear great speakers who give practical encouragement, and receive personalized help and answers to any questions. Please visit www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com.

Extra-curricular Activities

Armory Gymnastics Center
(Ad Sponsor)

1018 Madison Avenue, (334) 241.2789
Classes for ages 2 years and up. Cost: $40 per month (2 classes per week) Each additional child is $30. $40 Registration fee per year. Mondays and Wednesday classes: 12:30 and 1:30-2:30. Tuesday and Thursday classes: 12:30 and 1:30. Please call or visit our website at www.armoryathletics.com for information.

• Brunswick Zone Bowling League
1661 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL
The Home School League will meet in September. Please call closer to this time to get the exact date. At this meeting the parents will decide what day and what time Home School League will meet. All ages of home school students are invited to bowl in this league. For more information about the league contact us at (334) 819.7171.

Docarmo’s Takewondo Center
(Ad Sponsor)

3179 Taylor Rd., Phone: (334) 220.5835
Homeschooling classes year round
Monday and Thursday mornings.
Please visit www.trytkdfree.com

Family Karate Center
8159 Vaughn Road, Montgomery
Phone: 277.4911 or 467.5762
Instructor: Master Carole Coker
Offers homeschool classes Monday through Saturdays at various times starting at age 2. Private classes. Instructor has master’s degree in early childhood education and special education (Only school that offers work with Autism, Aspergers, ADD, and ADHD). We have a full workout room for mom’s while children are in class. Free tutoring from certified teacher for all children. Homework checked. Outstanding academic achievement receives treasure chest rewards. Each homeschooler’s report card displayed on Wall of Fame. Students earn bonus bucks for pro-shop. Call for FREE class today.

• Homeschool Choir with Karen Gosselin
Days and Times: 3 year old – 1st grade –
1:30-2 p.m.
2nd grade – 6th grade – 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
6th grade – 12th grade – 2:45-3:45
Location: Eastern Hills Baptist, Montgomery
6th graders are allowed to choose which choir they want to be in…Jr. singers learn music skills by playing more games…Sr. singers learn music skills though mostly singing.
Cost: $35 a month for 1 child ($8.75 a lesson); $45 a month for 2 children ($5.63 a lesson per child); $55 a month for 3 or more children ($4.58 a lesson per child). Registration fee is $25 per child (can be split up if needed) for music, instruments, upkeep, etc. Talk to me if this poses a problem.
For the preschool and younger choirs, we learn music by playing games and activities! We learn singing skills, major and minor muscle coordination, early reading skills, and more! We use play to learn listening skills and singing skills.
For the older choir, we use singing skills to learn music reading. We work abundantly on listening skills to create blend, harmony, and melody.
Please contact Karen Gosselin at (334) 303.4783.

• Homeschool Piano with Alan Newman
Please contact Alan at alangnewman@gmail.com, (334) 538.6774 or visit him on Facebook at Alan Newman EzMusic for more information.

• Homeschool Skate Day at Looney’s
Phone: (334) 281.1032
September thru May, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
$3.00 per skater (includes skate rental)

• McWane Science Center Labs
200 Nineteenth Street North, Birmingham, AL
(205) 714.8359; www.mcwane.org
McWane Science Center Labs are designed to supplement what you are teaching at home. Students will be able to use equipment and take part in experiments that are not easily executed in the home classroom. Our labs fall within the standards of the Alabama Course of Study as well as the National Science Standards.

• P’zazz Art Studio
354.1975, 138 W. Main St. Downtown Prattville
Homeschool art classes offered on Wednesday’s starting in September. Please visit our website at www.prattille.pzazzart.com.
• River Region Homeschool Band
Meetings begin September at Fountain of Grace Church in Prattville. We offer a beginner class and Intermediate/Advanced Class. $40 per month with an additional discount for family members. Please check us out on Facebook under River Region Homeschool Band for any updates. Please call Ted Mann at (334) 312.1486.

• United GymStars
6100 Brewbaker Blvd., Montgomery, 284.2244
What a great way to get in physical education. Classes are offered on Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:30 for ages 6 and up. A waiver is signed for each participant. Cost is $6 per child per visit.

• YMCA Homeschool Physical Education
Select YMCA’s offer PE to homeschoolers for an hour. Please call your local branch for more information.

Homeschool Discounts

Joanne’s Fabrics
HSLDA does offer discounts
to some stores as a member perk.

If you provide any services or resources to homeschooling families and you were not listed in this issue, please contact us at editor@montgomeryparents.com. We want to make sure you are included!

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