Classes at Atlanta Homeschool Co-op
AHC classes are a true community effort. Parents and children volunteer to set up and clean up the facilities, teach and assist classes, and tend to administration behind the scenes. Class day is "all hands on deck" as working together builds the relationships that are the foundation of our community.
Classes are held at Eastside Community Church (468 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316) on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:30. These classes focus on school aged children, so we ask that at least one child in each participating family be kindergarten age or older. A variety of classes for all school aged children and some classes for younger siblings are held.
All homeschool families are invited to join us for park day after classes at Brownwood Park. Generally a group stays to play from 12:30 – 2:30 or so. This is a great time to build on social skills and connect with families that may not be taking classes. Parkday plans vary when classes are not in session and are announced via our member forum. Non-members may inquire about Park Day by email.
AHC Buddy Program
AHC's Buddy Program pairs up our newest members with older members, as a way to help new members transition into the group! This program serves to help new members feel more welcome and meet new people. Class & Park Days can feel overwhelming and particularly hard for new families coming into a group with a good deal of history & we want to make that easier!
If you are a new family that would like to participate, please firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you paired with an AHC “buddy!”
2019-2020 Class Calendar
Fall Term: Orientation – August 28
Classes- Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 13, 20
No Classes on Oct 9 and Nov 6. Inclement weather make-up day Dec 4
Spring Term: Orientation - February 5
Classes- February 12, 19, 26, March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29
No Classes on March 11 and April 8. Inclement weather make-up day May 5
Workshops: Workshops may be held May, August and January. Recent workshops have included
- Solarprinting T-shirt workshop: In this workshop,students used Solarfast, a light sensitive dye, to create awesome shadow prints on t-shirts. Various stencils and objects were provided to help customize one-of-a-kind designs.
- Paper Flower Making workshop: A talented professional florist taught families how to make beautiful, large paper flowers using paper, glue guns and lots of hands-on and fine motor work.
All classes are taught by volunteers. Each family taking classes is expected to have one adult participating during classes. We ask each adult to fill 3 volunteer "spots" from the list below:
- Teach a class (counts as 2 spots)
- Assist in a class (1 spot)
- Monitor children outside between classes (1 spot)
- Set up or Clean up (1 spot)
AHC families are "hands-on". Everyone is expected to actively participate on class days.
Families, in which adults are not able to participate in our Wednesday classes program, please discuss your situation with the Registration Coordinator. In most cases, we are able to work with you so your child can be part of our program, so long as there is some adult responsible for your student(s). (see non-participation fee)
PLEASE NOTE: AHC is not a school and we do not issue grades or transcripts. If you would like to include your child's classes on your homeschool transcripts that is up to you. If you would like input from the teacher about a grade, please consult directly with the teacher.