Looking for Homeschool Classes for your Kids?
Every homeschool family is beautifully unique! And every homeschool co-op has its own unique qualities, too! Wings is a FULL YEAR 501c3 non-profit, a Christian environment and meets on Thursdays twice a month, from 1:00-4:00 pm, in Maple Grove. We have classes for ages 6 months to 14 years (age Sept 1). While you're searching for the right group for your family, consider what makes Wings different from other co-ops in the area!
1. Drop-off Classes. After signing your kids into their classes with kind, attentive, loving tutors and helpers, you have 3 hours for running errands, getting some work done, grabbing groceries, or taking some alone time at a coffee shop. We know all homeschool moms need a break! You can rest assured that your students are getting energy-filled instruction in a loving environment while you take time to re-charge.
2. Classes have NO homework. Our classes (art, gym and STEM) are enrichment classes and they will fit with whatever you are doing at home. While tutors may encourage extra exploration of a topic at home, nothing is "required" which means you can focus on your own curriculum, or use the class topic as a launching point for more discovery at home, but you'll have NO stress about getting extra homework done at home.
3. NO prep. NO teaching. Wings is unique because we provide paid tutors who teach all our classes. This means tuition may be higher than other co-ops, but it also means that you do not have to prepare class material or be the main instructor. All families are asked to serve as parent helper for 2 class dates over the span of the entire year. (note: a mom, dad, grandparent, or even special aunt or uncle can serve in this role, filling the family obligation 2-3 times per year. You can also request to pay for someone to take your spot if it's impossible for the current year - a list of those willing can be provided). This is a great chance to view the class in action and you'll just be an extra set of hands for the tutor, should they need papers passed out or white boards cleaned off.
4. Allergy-sensitive. We take great care in making sure our students are safe when they are at Wings. We give our members a list of snacks that are "safe" for our students who have moderate to severe allergies/sensitivities.
5. Convenient location! Wings meets in Maple Grove, conveniently located off 94 W and Maple Grove Parkway, with Target, Walmart, Sam's Club, Starbucks and Caribou nearby. Easy to get to from Plymouth, Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Corcoran, Rogers, and other surrounding areas.
6. Exciting and Engaging classes! Our tutors are hand-picked and are simply outstanding! Class sizes are limited, so students are able to get personal attention and can learn in the way that is best for them!
*Our STEM class provides opportunities each week to solve problems in teams and compete while learning about various concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
*Our Art class this year: Oil pastel is a fantastic medium for transitioning young artists from black and white to color. Lessons will use both oil pastel and pencil to cover fine arts concepts such as color, blending, light and shadow, perspective and dimension, and layering and composition. Class is fun and upbeat, and students apply everything they learn immediately into their work.
*Our Gym class consists of fun activities (like dodgeball, basketball, capture the football, soccer) as well as learning important skills such as sportsmanship, attitude, leadership, and more. Whether your student is extremely athletic or dreads sports, our tutor makes this class enjoyable for all!
*Younger kids (ages 2-6 plus some 7 year olds occasionally) will be divided into 3 multi-aged groups that will each have educational experiences and opportunities to do “school-y” things. Each day is filled with hands-on learning such as arts and crafts, play-dough, group music lessons, large motor/high energy time, show and tell, science, story time, snack time, free time, and tons of engaging interaction with their tutors and each other.
7. Yearbooks. At the end of the year, all students have the option to purchase a bright, colorful yearbook to remember their adventures in homeschooling! The yearbook is completely optional, but it's a great addition to your memory box! Parents submit the pictures and information they want included, and Wings compiles all the pages into a beautifully bound and professionally printed book!
8. Mom Support. Every fall, we host a special Moms' Tea for moms to connect and hear from the tutors. It's a beautiful way to kick off the school year and an unforgettable event!
9. Field trips! Throughout the year, we will have opportunities for field trips as a group. These are totally optional, parent-initiated, and a lot of fun!
10. Affordable! We work very hard to keep our prices as affordable as possible. You can expect to spend about $275 per student per school year. This averages out to less than $22 for 3 hours of classes per week, per child. Families can split payments: half or a third due in August (including all of the supply fees), a second payment October 1, and a third or final half due December 1. All enrollments are for the full year. For exact class prices, just request more information below!
Think Wings might be a good fit for your family?
For more information and more details, please contact us!
Ready to join? In addition to contacting the registrar, please do this: Request Membership by clicking on the upper right corner "join" at the top of this page. Fill in all info and write down the password you choose for easier access later. Thanks!
Registration paperwork is accepted after March 1 every year, new families are added beginning the first week of June, and classes begin in September!
We recommend all families who desire a spot for one or more children go ahead and fill out the paperwork (click here), and send that in along with the registration fee of $90.00. Your fee does not get deposited unless we have space for your kids that you accept (at which time, registration fee is non-refundable). Also, fill out the website form by clicking "join" (here or at the top of the home page) so we see that we should be watching for your paperwork. If an opening happens we will do what we can to fill it with waiting families before classes begin.