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Online College Courses

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 By: Wendy West

OnlineCourses is an open courseware resource. It is one of the top online courses and classes available on the web. We offer free online courses on the web to any devices of the users choice. The site is developed to be optimized for mobile devices which will allow users to take courses anywhere. We present free online courses on the web to any devices of the users choice. The user interface is easy to use and navigate. Offering courses from accounting, biology, chemistry to writing, students can explore the courses, create unique programs and track their progress. We feature courses from institutions such as Yale, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard.

Fitness in the Park

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 By: Wendy West

Fitness in the Park was born on the idea that fitness is a missing component in a homeschoolers curriculum. As a homeschool father of three, I understand the need for a “Fitness” component to our children’s life and the need to stay fit in our ever changing world. I hope that the time we have together, while we are sweating at the park, will be a rewarding and fulfilling time for you and your entire family. For only $10 a session per family or $75 a month per family come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at a park near you. For more information, contact Coach Brian Hoffman BFS, USAW @ 720-810-2418 or email:

IEW Writing Instruction

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 By: Deanne Smith

When: Weekly classes
What: Writing Instruction using the Institute for Excellence in Writing methods
Cost: $10-15 per class plus materials
Contact: Deanne Smith

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." ~Sylvia Plath

In my experience, self-doubt is the largest barrier to developing good writing skills. The methods taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing remove this barrier, guiding students to become competent communicators. As a certified instructor, I would like to offer my assistance in guiding your students toward this goal. I offer the following services: consulting, editing, individual and group tutoring, and classes. (References are available upon request.)

I am in the process of deciding what classes to offer next year. As I consider this, I would like to know what the needs/interests are. He...

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LIving History Days

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 By: Wendy West

Living History Days
Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, 1781

You and your family are cordially invited to join us as we bring the spring of 1781 to life. After a year of horrible setbacks in 1780, the fortune of war could not have turned around more gloriously than in 1781. Experience 18th century life first hand; immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and activities of the past through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, a drama, and two battle reenactments. Over a dozen different aspects of colonial life will be available for you to experience, so you are sure to learn a lot about our rich heritage. Fun for all ages, young and old alike, you will experience dedication, authenticity and true-life experiences that will make this memory last a life-time, and hopefully keep y...

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Volunteer Training Day

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 By: Lynette Lembke

Praying Hands Ranch is a therapeutic riding center located at 11892 E. Hilltop Road. They work with handicapped adults and children. If you like working with horses and people, please consider volunteering. The next volunteer training day is Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Call 303-841-4043 for more information.