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by Mary Ann Kelley

Minnesota Homeschool Co-Ops & Academic Enrichment

Minnesota Homeschooling Co-ops

Southern Cross Christian Co-op (SCCC)Apple Valley

A Christian homeschool co-op that meets from 11:30 - 4 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from Sept thru May serving students in K thru 8th grade. Offering classes such as Science, Cultural Studies, Art, Communications, Preschool, Nursery and more. All classes are taught by qualified teachers. The mom's support time includes prayer groups, speakers, and food. Also offer extras such as field trips, yearbook, picnics, Christmas party, mom's night out, and Spring Extravaganza.

Kingdom Builders Homeschool Co-opBloomington

Homeschool Co-op with classes for K-6, nursery and preschool available. Meets twice monthly for classes and twice for optional field trips.

Heritage Home School AcademyFridley

Heritage Homeschool Academy is a homeschool co-op made up of families from across the northern Twin Cities suburbs collectively rooted in Christ. The Co-op meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM September through April. The purpose of this group is to serve as a partner in education with your family through the homeschooling experience by providing challenging and exciting large group class experiences, promoting group activities outside of the co-op school day including field trips, parties, and park days, and serving as a source of community and encouragement on your homeschooling journey. The group recognizes a dependence on God's grace in leading of families on this journey and welcome others to join in this pursuit. For additional information or questions email us at info@HeritageHSA.com.

Grace Homeschool AcademyMinneapolis

Grace Homeschool Academy is a group of Christian home educating families coming together in southwest Minneapolis every other Friday morning to teach children grades Kindergarten through 12th. This parent-led co-op, relies on volunteers to instruct/assist in classes, organize events, maintain the building, and more. The Academy also contracts with teachers to teach classes to the students.

Owatonna Area Christian Home Educators (OACHE)Owatonna

A local support group and class co-op for homeschooling families in the Owatonna, MN area. Offers monthly parent support meetings, weekly co-op classes, field trips, and service projects for the whole family.

Teach Co-opSt. Louis Park

TEACH Co-op is a Christian co-op that meets weekly on Tuesdays in St. Louis Park, Sept-May, for 30 weeks and offers Gr K-12 semester and half semester classes. Choose from 4 IEW classes (Gr K-12), 8 Science classes (Gr K-11), 5 Art classes (Gr K-12), 2 Spanish classes (Gr 7-12), 2 Speech classes and Ancient History Alive. Childcare 0-5 yr avail, drop off for Gr 7-12 only. Contact teachcoop1@gmail.com or visit www.homeschool-life.com/mn/teach.

Kingdom Builders Co-OpTwin Cities

Kingdom Builders is a Christian, family-oriented homeschool co-op in the south metro area of the Twin Cities.

Truth Academy Christian Homeschool GroupWayzata

Truth Academy is a Christian home school drop-off program which meets Fridays in the west metro at Calvary Memorial Church, providing home school classes that are designed to support parents in providing a high quality education for their children. Classes are "a la carte" for students in grade school through high school. Contact administrator, Maria Matthys at 952-484-6758 or truthacademymn@gmail.com to set up a visit.

Minnesota Homeschooling Classes & Academic Enrichment

Nowthen Classical Conversations CommunityAnoka/Nowthen

Classical Conversations is a nationwide Academic Classical Christian Home school Co-op. The mission is to Know God and Make Him Known. Students study using the classical model stages of Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric. Believe the intent of education is to teach a child how to learn, that parents are the best teachers for their children, and that the practice of education is most fruitful in a supportive community. For more information, visit the website or email Hannah @ hannah.jo22@yahoo.com.

The Works MuseumBloomington

Experience exciting hands-on engineering activities and science fun with elementary aged students. Explore interactive exhibits in The Museum featuring building, simple machines, optics, sensors, and more! Exhibits are located on one easy-to-supervise level. Add a workshop to field trips for more science education and engineering fun. Workshop topics include Light and Kaleidoscopes, Chemical Changes, Pasta Bridges, Super Circuits, and more! Students in grades K - 6 will experience hands-on science and engineering activities and complete a take-home project.

Christian Homeschool Academy of Tutoring (CHAT)Eden Prairie

CHAT offers classes for students in grades 6-12 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. eCHAT offers classes for students in grades 1-6 on Thursday mornings. All classes are held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Sign up for as many or as few classes as desired. Visit the website or contact kim@mcg.net or lauragj7@gmail.com with questions!

Home Educators for Excellence (HEdfex.org)Excelsior

Home Educators for Excellence (HEdFEx ) is a secular educational co-op. HEdFEx offers classes for ages 3-14 as well as social opportunities. The core classes that are offered each year and each term are art, Spanish, science, and early childhood music. Electives change each year and each term. Take only the classes that interest your child. Location:Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Wargo Nature CenterLino Lakes

Wargo Nature Center offers monthly homeschool classes for a variety of ages. Professional naturalists provide quality environmental, recreational and natural history programming that focuses on hands-on experiential learning. Third Thursday of each month at 10:00 - 12:00 or 2:00 - 4:00. The cost is $4/child. Pre-registration is required.

Wood Lake Nature CenterMinneapolis

Wood Lake Nature Center provides fun and educational programs for homeschoolers grades K through 6. There is a five-year rotation of nine topics for each school year. Homeschool Co-ops, associations, groups, and individual families are welcome. For more information check out the programs below or call Wood Lake's Homeschool Coordinator at 612-861-0551.

Write/Right TutoringRochester

Write/Right Tutoring is a private tutoring service for preschool through elementary school age children struggling with pre-writing, printing and cursive handwriting. Patricia Nyberg MS., OTR/L owner of Write/Right tutoring is a pediatric occupational therapist who is a Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) certified specialist. Patricia provides individual and group customized instruction utilizing HWT curriculum, materials and HWT printing evaluation tool, the "Print Tool". In addition her instruction emphasizes postural control, hand strengthening and mature pencil grip. Patricia works closely with parents to implement home activities. Lessons are offered before school, after school, evenings and some weekends.

Mad Science of MinnesotaStatewide

Mad Science has been providing youth enrichment classes in the Twin Cities area since 1998. Their mission is to spark the imagination of children with exciting interactive programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them. Mad Science offers a large selection of after-school, preschool, summer and vacation camp programs, workshops, special events and birthday parties. From entertaining educational programs to educational entertainment, Mad Science sparks imaginative learning.

Minnesota Classical ConversationsStatewide

CC is a national homeschooling program that uses a Bible based curriculum taught in a christian, classical tradition. Classes are geared for age 4 through high school.

Truth Academy Christian Homeschool GroupWayzata

Truth Academy is a Christian home school drop-off program which meets Fridays in the west metro at Calvary Memorial Church, providing home school classes that are designed to support parents in providing a high quality education for their children. Classes are "a la carte" for students in grade school through high school. Contact administrator, Maria Matthys at 952-484-6758 or truthacademymn@gmail.com to set up a visit.

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