Renaissance Homeschool Group*
*Renaissance Homeschool Group is a non-profit organization, led by a
volunteer board. RHG offers innovative educational programs to expand learning and social opportunities for homeschooled students in an environment that is positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive.
Are you looking for high quality, innovative classes for your
children taught by skilled and enthusiastic teachers?
Is your child eager to learn and does he/she enjoy doing so with
other eager learners?
Would you like to be part of a homeschool group with a happy,
positive atmosphere, where all people are respected, and high behavioral
and academic standards are a core focus?
Would you like to get to know other wonderful homeschooling
families, and join both religious and secular families to happily work
together to create great programs for our kids?
If so, then we might be just the group you’ve been looking for!
Just 18 days ago… phew! J…a few moms got together to discuss what could
be done to keep a great group of families together, bring even more
terrific families into our midst, and to be able to continue a positive
relationship with Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA). With many ideas and input,
it was quickly realized that something truly unique and wonderful could be
developed, and Renaissance Homeschool Group (RHG) was born. We have many
innovative classes scheduled for this fall and beyond, including some that
will be offered through an exciting partnership with Michigan State
RHG will meet on Wednesdays, at St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Road,
Farmington, MI 48335.
Our first day of classes will be on September 11, 2013 and our fall
semester will be 14 weeks long.
Registration forms will soon be available, and may be emailed back to RHG
at any time through July 18th. Final registration and an information
meeting will be at St. John Lutheran Church on July 18th at 5:00 pm.
Our fall class schedule is below. Most classes will be available to both
self-pay as well as OVA families, while a few blended (virtual combined
with in-person) classes will be available to OVA families only.
*9:00 – 9:55 *
Grades 1-3 Beg Robotics (Robofest Jr.) Patty O’Brien Novak
Grades 3-5 Reading Adventures – OVA Blended
Grades 3-5 Equations (Smart Shopper) Barbara Danielson
Grades 5-8 Communications (Public Speaking Boot Camp) Laurie Melavey
Grades 6-12 Painting (Painting with the Masters, Part 1) Sue Massucci
Grades 8-12 Living Science Lab Diana Toole
Grades 1-3 Physical World (Jr. Mad Scientist Series: Light & Color) Sue
Grades 3-5 Team Sports Teacher TBA
Grades 4-8 IEW – A & B Laurie Melavey
Grades 6-8 Equations (Smart Shopper) Barbara Danielson
Grades 6-12 Video Game Design (Michigan State University program) Patty
Grades 8-12 Physical World Lab (Conceptual Physics) Diana Toole
*11:00 – 11:55 *
Grades 1-3 Writing Skills (Let’s Make a Story) – Laurie Melavey
Grades 3-5 Physical World (Mad Scientist Series – Light & Color) Sue
Grades 6-8 Team Sports Teacher TBA
Grades 7-9 Equations (Angles, Slopes, & Circles! Oh My!) Barbara Danielson
Grades 6-12 Toastmasters Diana Toole
Grades 6-12 Computer Coding (Coding Language TBD, or Python with MSU)
Patty O’Brien Novak
*12:30 – 1:25 *
Grades 1-3 Team Sports Fun Teacher TBA
Grades 4-7 Creative Writing � Laurie Melavey
Grades 4-8 Beginning Robotics (Robofest: Beginning Robotics ) Patty
Grades 6-8 American Eras (Critical Thinking: Colonies to Constitution)
Grades 6-12 Reading Projects (Imaginary Literary Worlds) Sue
Grades 8-12 Essay Writing Diana Toole
Grades 9-12 Debate Stuart Sedlacek
Grades 1-3 Literature (Around the Great Lakes with Literature) Laurie
Grades 3-5 Reading Projects (Imaginary Literary Worlds) Sue
Grades 3-5 Team Sports Teacher TBA
Grades 7-9 Physical World Diana Toole
Grades 6-12 Computer Tech (Minecraft) Patty O’Brien-Novak
Grades 8-12 American Eras (Critical Thinking: Colonies to Constitution) –
Grades 1-3 Reading Adventures – OVA Blended
Grades 3-5 Computer Tech (Minecraft) Patty O’Brien Novak
Grades 4-8 Literature Discussion (Book Club) Laurie Melavey
Grades 5-8 Jury Trials in the Classroom Wendy Mayer
Grades 6-12 Drawing Animals Sue Massucci
Grades 8-12 Team Sports Teacher TBA
*Oxford Virtual Academy*
If you choose, you may enroll your child with Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA)
to provide funding for some of your RHG classes. Specifics will be
provided at the info meeting on July 18th.
Details are also available on the OVA website:
If you choose to not enroll with OVA, then you may register with RHG as a
self-pay family. We also welcome all OVA students to register for RHG
classes beyond their OVA allotment at the self-pay rate. Tuition & supply
fees will be available shortly for all self-pay classes.
Please contact Kim Dennis for more information or to be added to our e-mail
list. We look forward to hearing from you!
Renaissance Homeschool Group
Website to be active soon – renaissancehomeschool.org