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Education & Learning May 4, 2007

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Discover Dallas/Fort Worth’s educational alternatives, from homeschooling and unschooling support groups to magnet, charter, private and alternative schools.

Camp Tonkawa Wilderness awareness learning center northeast of Denton featuring numerous programs and camps for homeschoolers.

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Vault beyond neighborhood dancing studio lessons into the world of dance as an art form: classes for all ages, educational programs, non-traditional performances, lecture-demonstrations and more.

D/FW homeschooling & unschooling support groups

Arlington Association of Home Educators Homeschooling support for Arlington area.

Christian Family Home Education Association of Dallas Garland-based group.

Christian Home Educators of Arlington Site currently under construction.

Cityview Homeschoolers

Collin County Lifetime Learners

Collin County Homeschoolers SAIL (Sharing Adventures in Learning)

D/FW Catholic Homeschool Group

Dallas Homeschoolers EXCEL! Inclusive metroplex support group for homeschoolers seeking cooperative, non-sectarian, non-partisan educational and social opportunities.

Ellis County Christian Homeschool Association

Frisco Home is School Christian group serving Collin and Denton Counties.

Horizon Homeschoolers Formerly Grapevine Area Homeschoolers, Christian support and advocacy group.

HEAR of Rockwall Christian group based in Rockwall County.

Homeschoolers: Hearts and Hugs Homeschool community volunteer program.

Johnson Co. Learning in Family Education Christian group for Johnson County.

McKinney Area Christian Homeschoolers

Metrocrest Home School Support Group Christian group based in Carrollton/Farmer’s Branch.

Minority Homeschoolers of Dallas Metroplex Christian support group.

North Texas Home Educators Network Large, Christian organization serving local homeschool support group leaders.

North Texas Self Schoolers Sarah Jordan, 150 Forest Lane, Double Oak, TX 75067; (817) 430-4835.

Northeast Tarrant County Association of Christian Home Educators

Parker County Catholic Homeschoolers

Parker County Christian Home Educators

Plano Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers

Plano Association of Texas Homeschoolers Christian support group.

Plano Educational Association of Christian Homeschoolers

Richardson Home School Association Christian support group.

Robert Muller Center for Living Ethics Homeschool Program

Southwest Dallas Homeschool Association Christian support group serving Dallas and northern Ellis Counties.

Tarrant Home Education Association

Texas Association of Catholic Homeschoolers

Westside Association of Christian Home Educators Christian group serving west Fort Worth.

Yahoo e-mail lists for Dallas/Fort Worth homeschooling families

Alternative Home Education Community Unstructured/unschooling approaches

Burleson Home School Social Group

Crunchy Unschoolers

D/FW Blackboard Homeschooling for children of African descent.

D/FW Liberal Homeschoolers Field Trip Co-op

D/FW SAFE D/FW School-Free Education Zone, based in Lewisville/Flower Mound area

Dallas Unschoolers Circle

Denton County Pagan Homeschoolers

Denton Texas Homeschoolers

Eclectic Life Learners

Homeschoolers Online Support Tarrant County

Little Elm Area Homeschoolers Group

North Texas Natural Learners Secular homeschooling/unschooling families in the Denton/North Dallas area.

Plano Family Unschoolers Network (Plano FUN)

Rethinking Education Unschooling conference

Richardson Homeschool Group

Whole Alternative Kommunity Education (WAKE) Unschooling/unstructured approach group in Oak Cliff.

Dallas Museum of Art The DMA has not only a number of great collections, but also a superb menu of educational programs for students and teachers, special children’s events, children’s areas and more.

“Dealing With the School District” FAQ Texas Home School Coalition document detailing many legal requirements and how-to’s of homeschooling in Texas.

Dual-credit courses Dallas County Community College District program grants students both high school and college credit for classes.

Eta Sigma Alpha Charter honor society for homeschoolers for high school-equivalent students. Contact [email protected] or send SASE to P.O. Box 2322, Cedar Hill, TX 75106-2322.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & Natural History Museum School Year-round educational sessions for children ages 3 through 6th grade.

Home School Athletic Association Christian sports league for Dallas and North Texas.

Kimbell Art Museum Another gold mine of educational opportunities, with special programs and collections for students and teachers alike.

Magnet Schools of Texas

Dallas Science and Engineering Magnet High School

Fort Worth William James College Readiness Academy

Richardson magnet schools

Private and alternative schools

Centre for Creative Living Fort Worth-based elementary program.

Creative Preschool Cooperative of Richardson Preschool designed “to instill the love of learning by emphasizing the development of the whole child, while allowing children to enjoy the beauty of childhood with the parents as active participants.”

Elms Academy Homeschool resource center offering tutoring and classes to homeschooling children.

River Legacy Nature School Weekly program for preschoolers located in Arlington.

Robert Muller Center for Living Ethics Drawing from Waldorf, Montessori and other teaching methods.

Spanish Schoolhouse Spanish immersion preschool in Frisco.

Texas Charter Schools Directory of Texas open-enrollment charter schools as well as a page for the Dallas area, including:

A.W.Brown-Fellowship Charter School (Dallas) (972) 709-4700

Acadamy of Dallas (Dallas) (214) 371-9600

Alpha Christian (Garland) (972) 272-8521

Children First Elementary Academy (Dallas) (214) 371-2545

Dallas Can! Academy (Dallas) (214) 824-4226

Dallas Can! Academy (Dallas South) (214) 943-2244

Eagle Charter Schools, Inc. (Dallas) (214) 381-2901

Evolution Academy Charter Schools (Richardson) (972) 907-3755

Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff (Dallas) (214) 375-7682

Gateway Charter Academy (Dallas) (214) 375-2039

Golden Rule Charter School (Dallas) (214) 333-9330

Inspired Vision Academy (Dallas) (214) 391-7964

Lindsley Park Academy School (Dallas) (214) 321-9155

North Hills Schools (Irving) (972) 501-0645

Nova Charter School of Southeast (Dallas) (214) 398-6300

Oak Cliff Academy (Dallas) (214) 972-8846

Pegasus Charter School (Dallas) (214) 740-9991

Rylie Academy (Dallas) (972) 557-5578

Texas Language Charter School (Dallas) (214) 941-4881

Unity Academy (Irving) (972) 445-2424

Winfree Academy Charter Schools (Irving) (972) 251-2424

Winfree Academy Charter Schools (Richardson) (972) 234-9855

VOW (Virtue of the Week) Classes Classes for ages 3-14, located in Garland.

Supplies and materials

Creative Arts in Action Homeschool learning center, bookstore and cafe in Watauga; workshops and classes.

Jan Brett activities, projects and flash cards.

Discount stores including Ross, TJMaxx, Marshalls; locations throughout the metroplex.

Five in a Row program provides a unit study-based approach to learning based on outstanding children’s literature. http://www.fiarhq.com/

Free homeschool tracking software

Lakeshore Learning 13846 N. Dallas Parkway, Dallas, (972) 934-0593.

Mardel Christian and educational supplies; locations throughout the metroplex.


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