For library assistance to homeschoolers, contact the Youth Services desk (847)639-4210 or email us. We have begun a section in the Library dedicated to homeschooling. Come in and ask us where to find this special collection!
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American History Enrichment Group
Historical Fiction Book Groups and Project Fairs led by parents and students designed to provide a positive group experience. This group is open to all interested families and you can join at any time throughout the year.
Contact Julia Crenshaw at email@example.com
A Biblically based cooperative learning enrichment program for homeschoolers Pre-K thru 12th grade. We provide hands-on supplements to your home curriculum including: PE, drama, art, sports, music, accountability, fellowship and fun. We meet once a week on Wednesdays in Lake Villa, Il. See our web page at: www.appletreenorth.com Kitty Popenhagen 815-648-2782
The Ark is a total Family and Group Support Center offering Indoor and Outdoor Education Spaces and Opportunities.
Academic programs include Homeschool Partnerships, Live Teaching, Individual Courses and Tutoring.
Extra-curricular activities include Community Service Mission Opportunities, Field Trips, Drama/Musical Theatre, Chess Club, Art, Music, Parent? Time-Out, Senior Citizen Mentoring Opportunities, and more. Bring your group activity, or participate in one of ours!
Serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas, located in Harvard / Capron, Illinois.
Laura Straus 815-569-2803 or info@ArkHome.org Web site: www.ArkHome.org
Barrington Area Home Schooler (Support Group)
Barrington Area Homeschoolers exist to strengthen Christian homeschool families by fostering relationships, providing activities and inspiring learning. We hold monthly support meetings for parents and offer a GREAT variety of field trips and enrichment and service opportunities for students. Through our YAHOO! groups, you can find out about all kinds of opportunities (such as teen and pre-teen club events, special needs support) and have the opportunity to ask questions as they come up in you life/school. We also have sub-groups including one for special needs, one for teens, and one for new home schoolers.
Tammy Massey, Membership Coordinator (847) 836-2347 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Barb Olsson, BAHS Leader 847-658-0229 or email@example.com
Provides classes on Thursdays and Fridays for homeschoolers.
Please visit our website, click here or see a current brochure for details.
C.C. is a one-day-a-week, comprehensive, academic program that follows a classical method in both the subjects taught and how those subjects are taught. Students are in C.C. classes on Mondays and are responsible to accomplish homework from those classes during the week under their parents' supervision. C.C. serves students in third through twelfth grades.
The Classical Consortium meets every Monday from mid-August until mid-May , except holidays, at the Village Church of Barrington. Students are in classes from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm.
Tuition for C.C. Grammar students is$1.300/year, Logic students is $1,400/year and Rhetoric students is$1,600/year. Tuition may be paid in monthly installments. Books must be purchased separately. A comprehensive booklist is provided by C.C.. No Statement of Faith is required for students families.
Check out their web site at: www.ClassicalConsortiumAcademy.com Jennifer Burns firstname.lastname@example.org 847-713-2674
Grace Community is a dynamic group. Grace changes yearly with the gifts and educational desires of the group's
member families. This year we would like to offer a preschool class to accommodate siblings.
If you would like to add your gifts and talents to our cooperative
Contact Jennifer: email@example.com
(Homeschool Enrichment Achieved Respectfully Together) is a nine-month, weekly program
for homeschooled children that supplements the teaching they receive at home through
qualified instruction in the areas of art, science, Spanish, music and physical education.
In addition, students are exposed to a wide variety of other subjects during month-long
unit studies taught by parent volunteers. The program is on Thursdays from 8:40 am to
2:55 pm at The Village Church of Barrington. Contact: Jennifer Burns 847-713-2674 click here for website
The purpose of the workshops is to provide high quality, academically challenging, spiritually uplifting classes to supplement, support, encourage, but not to replace, what is being learned at home. Our workshops are a unique educational experience in that we combine a high level of commitment from parents, students, and teachers. Interview and SOF required.
Check out their web page at heartlandhomeschool.org Karen Forst 815-337-1508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Christian mother's support group that meets once a month in Harvard.
A children's enrichment group is also available and meets once a week.
They offer occasional field trips for member's children. Statement of Faith required.
click here for website
Holy Family Catholic Home Educators
Holy Family is a support group for Catholic families.
We meet the fourth Monday of the month in Algonquin at 7:00 PM. Our group
offers Little Flowers for girls, Blue Knights for boys, First Friday rosary
for children, and co-op on Fridays that meet twice a month. We have St. Anne's
sewing circle for mothers and daughters, parties, and field trips.
Renee Klein email@example.com
Huntley Area 'Homeschool Connections' Group
This group offers monthly parent support group meetings designed to help all
local homeschoolers network. They also offer family nights, as well as additional
opportunities for children. They meet at the Huntley Library.
Contact: Petro Efterhuysen 847-515-3182
Centered in and around McHenry, Lake, Kane and Cook Counties, this volunteer run group runs a wide variety of dances and other events throughout the year.
Contact: TeenActivities@gmail.com or visit http://ilteenactivities.blogspot.com/
Indian Hill Homeschool Group (Cooperative)
IHHG is a Christian co-op. For the 2011-2012 school year our co-op is offering over 75 enrichment and credited classes for grades Pre k - 12th. We meet Tuesday for grades PreK-12th and some high school classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays. High school classes begin August 23rd, and our Jr. high and elementary classes start September 6th.
Meeting Location: Indian Hill Bible Church, 36133 North Fairfield Road, Ingleside, Il. 60041
Contact: Michele Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org
MCCSG Academy at MCCSG.org. Christian and Catholic Christian services. 1, 2 and 3 day programs. After school programs - tutoring available. Programs include; Academic Days w/ Math, Science, History, Religion, Art, Writing, Reading (traditional school year once per week) 3 weeks on and 1 week off. Report cards and parent grades incorporated. We are a charity servicing home educators, a non-profit 501c3. Drop off included. Basketball, flag football, lego club, sewing club and many other enrichment programs. Scholarships available. If you are looking for a solution to education struggles MCCSG has much to offer - making home education viable. Video: http://youtube/m0jyXUHq5Oc Site: mccsg.org. Contact 815-403-8027 or 847-909-9042 or 815-575-0642. Convenient location for McHenry, Lake, Kane and surrounding areas. We are not a Church and reside in a commercial location.
McHenry County Homeschool Cooperative
This Charlotte Mason philosophy-based co-op's purpose is to create classes that help supplement a Charlotte Mason education. The goal is to have all parents actively participate and be involved in supporting each other in their teaching efforts. Classes for students are on Tuesday afternoons St. John's Lutheran Church in Island Lake, and field trips are offered on Fridays.
Jane Rowley (815) 344-8920
The homeschooling community of McHenry County, IL is widespread and diverse. This
on-line only group is designed to help all of us in McHenry County stay in touch with one another, share events, and help each other find the local resources we need to succeed beyond our wildest dreams. This group is for all McHenry County homeschoolers no matter your educational philosophy, curriculum, or religious background and is not intended to discuss those issues. Respect for all is mandatory.
Web Page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/McHenry_Co_Homeschool_Happenings
McHenry County H.O.U.S.E.
McHenry Co. H.O.U.S.E. is a chapter of Illinois H.O.U.S.E., a non-sectarian and all-inclusive group for child and parent peer support. McHenry Co. H.O.U.S.E. offers networking, children's activities, field trips, a newsletter, and various classes. They meet throughout the year in Crystal Lake and Woodstock. Please call for meeting's current time and location.
Contact: Lorri Kunz 815-568-4548 email@example.com
Open H.O.U.S.E. is a chapter of Illinois H.O.U.S.E., a non-sectarian and all-inclusive group for child and parent peer support. Open H.O.U.S.E. meets weekly in various locations throughout SE McHenry Co. and includes field trips, a 4-H club and more.
Beth Kane 847-669-8836
Roots Christian Home Educators
Roots Christian Home Educators is a family run home school cooperative which meets in Crystal Lake two Fridays per month from September thru May. The goal of Roots is to provide enrichment activities and Christian fellowship for our children and ourselves at an affordable cost. In addition to our enrichment classes we offer Mom's night out and an optional field trip each month as well as a few special events throughout the year such as our annual art show and family fellowship night. As a not for profit group we strive to keep our materials fee to a minimum. Application and agreement with statement of faith is required. There is no application fee.
If interested please contact Melissa via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 847-414-6471.
Society of ST. Scholastica Homeschoolers
This Catholic support group offers mom's meetings the third Friday of the month in private homes throughout the region. Support for the entire family in the form of field trips and activities such as spelling bees, recitals, rosary making sessions, and May Crowning ceremonies help to immerse the children in their Catholic culture.
Contact: Debbie Servi 847-540-6623 email@example.com