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Welcome to Planet Homeschool

In Fall 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns and out of an abundance of caution and care, all our co-op classes will be held online. Classes will be taught by experienced, caring teachers with a proven track record of teaching effectively online. We also plan to offer expanded online socializing opportunities for PHS students.

In Spring 2021, we hope to meet at our usual location at Faith United Methodist Church, 2708 33rd Ave NE, Saint Anthony Village, MN 55418.

Join Planet Homeschool

Registration is ongoing.
To ensure instructors have sufficient time to prepare for all students, you are strongly encouraged to register before the end of August.

Our Co-op’s Location

Our Learning Community

Planet Homeschool is a vibrant and welcoming secular learning community for homeschooling families with students ages 10 and up in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota. Our classes are led by teachers who are passionate about their craft and actively engaged in their fields. We attract an exceptional group of lively and intellectually curious students who truly enjoy being here. PHS is supported and led by talented parents whose great ideas have helped build our co-op from its start in 2000.

The PHS learning environment is characterized by small class sizes, a comfortable and informal atmosphere, and close relationships among instructors, students, and parents. Students have common gathering spaces for studying and socializing and ample free time to get to know one another.

Families are welcome to register their students for a full load of four classes or as few as one class each semester. It is up to each family to determine their student's schedules. We do recommend that new families with students ages 10 or 11 consider starting with one or two classes to give their student time to adjust to PHS gradually and to make sure our teen-centered co-op is a good fit for their younger student.

Parents are expected to share in the administrative and supervisory aspects of the co-op.

Parents of 10- and 11-year-old students who are new to PHS are expected to stay at PHS during their students' first semester of classes. Parents of students 12 and up and returning PHS students are welcome to stay but can also drop off their children. On occasion, teachers or PHS volunteer administrators may ask that a parent of an older child stay on-site if they think that will work better for the student and will help the co-op function more smoothly for all.

We meet on Fridays throughout the school year at Faith United Methodist Church (2708 33rd Ave NE, Saint Anthony Village, MN 55418).

If you have questions regarding Planet Homeschool, we encourage you to explore our website and look over our FAQ. If you still have any questions regarding PHS please feel free to contact the PHS Lead Volunteers at PlanetHomeschoolMN@gmail.com

Calendar

Aug
14
Homeschooling in Cyberspace with Nic Rosenau
Friday 14 August 2020
10:00 AM
Aug
19
Curriculum with Tiffany Skidmore
Wednesday 19 August 2020
01:00 PM
Aug
26
Why I Love Homeschooling with Kathy Oaks
August 26 - Wednesday
01:00 PM
Sep
11
First Day of Fall Semester
Friday 11 September 2020
9:15-10:30 10:35-11:50 12:30-1:45 1:50-3:05
1
Ancient World History
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
Parapsychology, Cryptozoology, and Other Strange Stuff
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
Modern World History and Current Events
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
History's Worst Decisions, Disasters, and Catastrophes
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
2
Contemporary Moral Problems
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Tim Hereid
Costume 101: Costumed Role-Play/Cosplay
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Sarah Beggs, Janet Lewis
Questioning Reality
13 y/o - 19 y/o
Nora Parker Cox
Exploring the Natural World Through Art
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Joyce Nelson Shellhart
3
    Japanese
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Suzanne Burke
CANCELLED
Photography
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Kathy Oaks
4
 
CANCELLED
Essay and Nonfiction Writing
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Tim Hereid
CANCELLED
1:1 Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Michael Oachs
CANCELLED
1:1 Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Michael Oachs
5
CANCELLED
PHS Choir and Instrumental Ensemble
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Tiffany Skidmore
CANCELLED
Clowns and Fools: Shakespeare's Comedy (Focus on Much Ado About Nothing)
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Logan Verdoorn
CANCELLED
1:1 Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Michael Oachs
CANCELLED
1:1 Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Michael Oachs
9:15-10:30 10:35-11:50 12:30-1:45 1:50-3:05
1
Ancient World History
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
Mock Trial
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
Modern World History and Current Events
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
Medieval History
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Theresa Redfern-Hall
2
Will You Be Rich When You Grow Up? Economics for Everyday Life
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Tim Hereid
Space Travel, The Future, and You
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Tim Hereid
  Public Speaking
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Kathy Oaks
3
  Wonderful World of Puzzles and Numbers
12 y/o - 19 y/o
David Brokken
Knit and Crochet - Fiber Arts
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Kim Chase-Kozak
 
4
  Building Electronic Instruments
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Benjamin Klein
Japanese
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Suzanne Burke
Figure Drawing
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Joyce Nelson Shellhart
Fellowship Hall
Fencing
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Minnesota Sword Play
Musical Theater Production: The Sound of Music or Spamalot
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Tiffany Skidmore
Stagecraft for Musical Theater Production
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Ballroom and Latin Dance
12 y/o - 19 y/o
Cinema Ballroom
Kitchen
  How To Boil Water
13 y/o - 19 y/o
Barbara Crist-Nepp, Doug Nepp