If you are a homeschool family, Firstenburg Community Center has a deal for you.
School is officially in session and even those who homeschool have started their academic year. The Firstenburg Community Center has started a new program specifically for homeschool families that gives kids ages 6-18 the opportunity to take a secular class in several different subjects.
Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will run six weeks each. These classes will be taught by educators, experts, and qualified parents. Subjects include literature, writing, geography, theater, sign language, foreign language, music, design, financial literacy, science, and PE (dance, yoga, rock climbing, swimming, and team sports). These classes give kids who normally work on schoolwork at home with their siblings the opportunity to interact with other kids of various ages in a classroom setting while satisfying their schooling requirements.
Stacey Allington, a recreation assistant with Vancouver Parks and Recreation, said, “We are excited to serve families in this new way. Firstenburg Community Center is already a vital resource when it comes to community education and wellness. Providing high-quality homeschool courses is a continuation of our mission to serve the community”. Erin Robertson M.Ed, a homeschool parent, chimed in, “the partnership in planning these classes with Vancouver Parks and Recreation has been phenomenal. In addition to the quality content in each class, students have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn from different teaching styles and experience truly unique course offerings”.
Students who are homeschooled or take classes online are all welcome to enroll. If a student enrolls in two or more classes, they will have free access to public swimming on Mondays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM or Thursdays from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM. If you have multiple children enrolled there are discounts available.
For more information and to register, visit the City of Vancouver online.