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Welcome to Planet Homeschool

All Fall 2020 classes are synchronous (real-time) online classes. Fall Semester classes started on Friday, September 11, 2020. Late-registration decisions are made by individual instructors.

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We hope to resume in-person classes in Saint Anthony Village for Spring 2021. Registration for Spring Semester classes opens to new members on Friday, November 6, 2020.

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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

Sep
24
All-Member Meeting: COVID-19 and Spring 2021
Thursday 24 September 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oct
02
Fall Break — NO PHS
Friday 2 October 2020
Oct
30
Halloween Costume Day
October 30 - Friday
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 (Spring)
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
PHS Choir and Instrumental Ensemble
10 y/o - 19 y/o
Tiffany Skidmore
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