HOME SCHOOL ELECTIVES

Enriching the Homeschool Experience for Your Student

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Robotics Programs

Friday Mornings, 9:00 - 10:30, $100 per month

Students join the global FIRST robotics community, and they move past Lego to construct more advanced metal machines.  The programming is more challenging, and the game more sophisticated.  In this competition, your students are breaking into new territory in their journey to becoming engineers! 

First Robotics Tech ChallengeGrades 9-12

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Friday Mornings, 9:00 - 10:30, $75 per month

Each year, TCEA (fall semester) and Texas Tech's College of Engineering (spring semester) host challenging, imaginative and fun robotics competitions.  Students build and program their own robots to complete a series of tasks using Lego's EV3 system and technic bricks.  They'll learn collaboration skills, problem solving and how to overcome the complexities of interaction between the digital and physical worlds! 

TCEA and GEAR Robotics Grades 5 - 8

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Friday Mornings, 9:00 - 10:30, $50 per month

Students join the global FIRST robotics community, and use the Lego WeDo 2.0 system to build and program their own robots.  They'll learn how to design and implement their own solutions to problems and collaborate just like real engineers.  

First Explore Robotics Grades 3-4

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3-D Printing, Wood Shop and Computer Programming Languages

3-D PrintingGrades 5 -12

Friday Mornings 10:30 - 12:00, $75 per Month

Students learn to design their own 3D projects using TINKERCAD.  They'll begin exploring the limitations and workarounds associated with 3-D printing and sharpen their problem-solving skills to make their ideas become reality using our Prusa 3-D printers!

Wood ShopGrades 6-12

Friday Mornings 10:30 - 12:00, $75 per Month

New this school year!  Students will learn to work with a variety of woods, stains, tools and hardware to create functional items they'll keep forever!  

Computer LanguagesGrades 5-12

Friday Mornings 10:30 - 12:00, $75 per Month

Students will learn to program the Sphero Robot and create animations using JavaScript.  They'll also learn HTML and CSS, using them in concert to create a functioning website they can keep and update for years to come. 

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The Bible and How to Read It

Students in Grades 6 - 12, Parents also Welcome!  

Friday Mornings 8:00-9:00, $15 per month

There's no better book ever written, no written work more worthy of our attention.  Students learn the overarching story of the Bible, how to read the various genres within, how to use historical and literary context to find the authors' original intent and make appropriate application to our lives today.  They'll do all of this over a light breakfast in a fun, conversational setting.  

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Sports Lab 

Students in Grades 3 - 12

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons, 1:00-2:15, $35 per month

Your kiddo will learn the fundamentals of a variety of traditional sports and how to enjoy competing in an encouraging environment.  Our goals are to develop a wide range of athletic capabilities and contagious sportsmanship so that sports can be what they're meant to be:  fun!  

September and October - Kickball and Baseball

November and December - Tennis and Racquetball

January and February - Basketball and Dodgeball

March and April - Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee

May - Volleyball

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Gardening

Students in Grades 3 - 12, Parents also Welcome!  

Wednesday Afternoon 1:00-2:15, $35 per month

Students work to renovate and maintain Pampa's Community Garden. Guided by master gardeners, they'll plan the layout, prepare the soil and grow produce from seed to delicious, satisfying produce.