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Welcome to Planet Homeschool

Join Planet Homeschool for our 26th year
2024–2025

Fall Term 2024
Fridays 13 September–13 December 2023
(no classes 11 October & 29 November)
Online classes on Thursdays, 12 September–12 December 

Winter Term 2025
Fridays 10 January–31 January 2025

Spring Term 2025
Fridays 14 February–9 May 2025
(no classes 18 April)


Our Co-op’s Location

Planet Homeschool is a vibrant welcoming inclusive secular learning community for middle and high school students ages 10–19.

We meet in-person on Fridays from September through May.

PHS instructors are passionate about student learning and actively engaged in their fields. Our classes are small, fostering a comfortable, informal atmosphere and close relationships among instructors, students, parents and guardians. At the heart of our community are our awesome youth: the lively and intellectually curious students who truly enjoy being here and learning together. Students have gathering spaces for studying and socializing, and free time to get to know one another. Members may host additional social gatherings and activities such as bowling, movies, or park gatherings.

As a co-op, PHS is made possible by all our talents and labor. All members are expected to pitch in, whether that’s helping with setup and cleanup every Friday or taking the lead on organizing an open house.

We invite you to explore our website. If you have further questions regarding PHS, please feel free to contact our co-op’s Lead Volunteers at PlanetHomeschoolMN@gmail.com.

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News & Updates
Planet Homeschool's 25th Year!
PHS Leadership Team | 2023–2024
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Planet Homeschool is now on Instagram
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Course Planning for the Upcoming Year
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1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period
Room 114
Spy School
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Jewelry Making
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 115
Daring Dialogues: Debating Current Controversies
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Creating Magical Beasts
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Everything D&D
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 116
World Mythologies and Religions
10 y/o - 19 y/o
LARPwright: Scripting a World (Live Action Role Play)
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 119
Lego Robotics
10 y/o - 19 y/o
3D Animation
14 y/o - 19 y/o
The Art of Film
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 121
Sibling Squad (1st Period) (Fall)
Sibling Squad (2nd Period) (Fall)
Sibling Squad (3rd Period) (Fall)
Sibling Squad (4th Period) (Fall)
Fellowship Hall
Reimagining the Sonnets with Shakespearean Youth Theater
13 y/o - 19 y/o
Theater: Acting Techniques
10 y/o - 19 y/o
PHS Clubs (Fall)
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Off-Site
Exploring MN Wildlife with Silverwood Park
13 y/o - 19 y/o
Thursdays online
Photography: Senior Seminar
14 y/o - 19 y/o
1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period
Room 114
Chemistry Lab
14 y/o - 19 y/o
Beginning Sculpture
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Candle Making
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 115
Hostile Aliens, Cosmic Wormholes, and Space Lasers
10 y/o - 19 y/o
How to Run a Business: Etsy Shop
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Arts for Change
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 116
Photography
14 y/o - 19 y/o
Wild World of Words
10 y/o - 19 y/o
3D Printing: Open Lab
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 119
Teamwork & Leadership
14 y/o - 19 y/o
Competitive eSports: Rocket League
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Student-led D&D Campaign
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 121
Sibling Squad (1st Period) (Winter)
Sibling Squad (2nd Period) (Winter)
Sibling Squad (3rd Period) (Winter)
Sibling Squad (4th Period) (Winter)
Fellowship Hall
Cosplay: Essential LARPing Props (Live Action Role Play)
12 y/o - 19 y/o
PHS Clubs (Winter)
10 y/o - 19 y/o
1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period
Room 114
Cults and Extreme Religions
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Drawing
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 115
Robots, Programming, and Electronics
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 116
How to Survive the End of the World
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Burning Desires: Crimes Throughout History
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Video Production 101
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 119
Visual Effects
14 y/o - 19 y/o
How to land on the Moon in Kerbal Space Program
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Room 121
Sibling Squad (1st Period) (Spring)
Sibling Squad (2nd Period) (Spring)
Sibling Squad (3rd Period) (Spring)
Sibling Squad (4th Period) (Spring)
Fellowship Hall
Puppet Making with In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
10 y/o - 19 y/o
LARPcraft: Crafting a LARP (Live Action Role Play)
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theater Production
10 y/o - 19 y/o
PHS Clubs (Spring)
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Thursdays online
Photography: Senior Seminar
14 y/o - 19 y/o

Calendar

Jul
24
Park Day
July 24 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Jul
31
Park Day
July 31 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Aug
07
Park Day
August 7 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Aug
14
Park Day
August 14 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Aug
21
Park Day
August 21 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Aug
23
Fall Term Preparations Meeting for Executive & Support Volunteers
August 23 - Friday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Aug
28
Park Day
August 28 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Sep
04
Park Day
September 4 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Sep
06
Not-Back-to-School Get-Together
September 6 - Friday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Sep
09
All-Member Meeting: Fall Orientation
September 9 - Monday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sep
11
Park Day
September 11 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Sep
13
First Day of Fall Semester In-Person Classes
September 13 - Friday
08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
Sep
18
Park Day
September 18 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Sep
25
Park Day
September 25 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Sep
27
All Member Meeting: Volunteering At PHS
September 27 - Friday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct
02
Park Day
October 2 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Oct
03
Semiannual Meeting of the MSHE Board of Directors
October 3 - Thursday
06:30 PM
Oct
09
Park Day
October 9 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Oct
10
Fall Break — No PHS
October 10 - Thursday
Oct
11
Fall Break — No PHS
October 11 - Friday
Oct
16
Park Day
October 16 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Oct
23
Park Day
October 23 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Oct
24
Spring Semester Registration Opens for Renewed PHS Members
October 24 - Thursday
09:00 AM
Oct
30
Park Day
October 30 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Nov
01
Halloween Costume Day
November 1 - Friday
08:45 AM - 03:20 PM
Nov
01
Spring Semester Registration Opens for New Members
November 1 - Friday
09:00 AM
Nov
06
Park Day
November 6 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Nov
07
Planning Meeting for Next Year for Executive Volunteers
November 7 - Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nov
13
Park Day
November 13 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Nov
20
Park Day
November 20 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Nov
26
Thanksgiving Break — No PHS
November 26 - Tuesday
Nov
27
Park Day
November 27 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Nov
28
Thanksgiving Break — No PHS
November 28 - Thursday
Nov
29
Thanksgiving Break — No PHS
November 29 - Friday
Dec
04
Park Day
December 4 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Dec
10
Last Day for Online Classes Held On Tuesdays
December 10 - Tuesday
Dec
11
Park Day
December 11 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Dec
12
Last Day for Online Classes Held On Thursdays
December 12 - Thursday
Dec
13
Last Day of Fall Semester In-Person Classes
December 13 - Friday
08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
Dec
18
Park Day
December 18 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Dec
19
All-Member Meeting: Fall Recap
December 19 - Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dec
20
Winter Break — No PHS
December 20 - Friday
Dec
25
Park Day
December 25 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Dec
27
Winter Break — No PHS
December 27 - Friday
Jan
01
Park Day
January 1 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Jan
03
Winter Break — No PHS
January 3 - Friday
Jan
08
Park Day
January 8 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM