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EXPLORE OUR PODS

HELLO, EDVENTURES

EdVentures is a learning pod program for homeschooling families or those looking for an alternate education model. We offer an academic hybrid program, Friday enrichment program, enrichment classes, community field trips, and more!
 

OUR LEARNERS

Our learners are eager, engaged, and enjoy participating in the learning process. They enjoy a peaceful working climate that supports deep learning. Our learners enjoy a mix of both independent work and collaboration with classmates. Our learners respect that each of their classmates possess a unique set of strengths and gifts, along with their own opportunities for growth...and they support each other in reaching their academic goals.

 

Our flexible curriculum allows us to accommodate learners who are at grade-level, gifted/accelerated, or who require mild academic recovery in one subject or another. Many of our families seek us out for our smaller, more intimate, stress-reduced learning environment, while others love that we can individualize academics and the daily work load to suit their gifts or needs (i.e gifted/advanced, dyslexia, dysgraphia, anxiety, learning gaps, recovery from past school trauma/bullying, etc.). We are not equipped to handle students with disruptive, aggressive, or behavioral challenges of any kind. 

OUR PODS

ACADEMIC HYBRID PODS (K - 8th)

Our signature program is a hybrid learning experience where students enjoy 2 days of in-class instruction learning the required "core 4" subjects (Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies). Our teachers truly understand how to maintain a "quality over quantity" approach to academics and provide lessons that are stimulating, engaging, conversational, and filled with opportunties for creativity and critical thinking. Hybrid families also receive 2 days of program-provided "Home Study" curriculum to fulfill grade-level requirements in the core subjects. Home Study curriculum averages about 2 hours for younger students and 3 or 4 hours for middle school students on Home Study days (2x per week), leaving ample time to pursue personal interests or enjoy family time. Again, we value "quality over quantity," and thus we take strides to ensure that Home Study curriculum is purposeful and supports the overall learning experience. 

Our approach allows students to pace themselves as needed to find their personal challenge point. Our theme-based curriculum focuses on the tenets of deeply respecting and understanding our environment and nature, building community through meaningful human connections, and respecting the beautiful array of people and cultures in our country and beyond. Our curriculum is a unique blend of our own resources and carefully selected commercial curriculum to create a dynamic, engaging, hands-on, literature-rich, creative program that inspires and excites learning.

Our academic hybrid pods are ideal for families looking for added structure and support with academic instruction, a strong social network outside the home, a community of AMAZING kids, as well as oodles of social enrichment opportunities! 

LEARNING COHORTS

 

While our hybrid pods are multi-aged, students are broken down into cohorts of around 8 students for small group learning. These cohorts are somewhat fluid as they flex to meet the developmental and/or academic needs of each child. For instance, a 3rd grade child might be placed in the 3rd/4th grade cohort for most academic and social opportunities, but could work in an advanced or supportive/recovery cohort for math. 

FRIDAY ENRICHMENT POD (2nd - 8th)

Our Friday Enrichment Pod is a social and enrichment experience like no other in the area. In this three-hour drop-off program, students enjoy a revolving selection of interest-based electives, large and small group activities, games, art, free play, and more. This format allows for students to build deeper social connections than a single-class format and helps to foster a sense of community and belonging. 

 

1-DAY ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT PODS (PROJECT-BASED LEARNING)

Our single-day academic enrichment pods provide a unique "project-based" approach to learning. We set aside the 'textbooks' and take deep dives into a variety of theme-based subjects. These classes offer hands-on, experiential learning in the subjects of science/STEAM, math, writing, social studies, and literature. Students join us for several hours so we can truly get our hands 'dirty' learning the topic on hand through projects, art, building and construction, reading and research, etc. These can be added to the 2-day hybrid experience OR taken as a stand-alone class to enrich your homeschool curriculum.

 

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