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Home School Programs

Double J Riding Club classes and activities are designed to support both homeschooled students and students away from school with hands on learning in a variety of academic, physical, and social areas including: Early Childhood Education, Science, Creative Arts, History and Cultures, Foreign Language, Equine and Animal Sciences, Nature, Dance and Physical Education. Taught by trained professionals, each class/activity is comprised of no more than 8 students providing a small, safe, and stimulating environment, in which students are able to interact and collaborate with their peers around rich and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Programs run Fall - Spring and are open to children from Kindergarten-12th grade. All ages are recommended ages.

 

Class options:

Early Education Courses:

Animal and/or Physical Education Courses:

  • Equine Science - Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Ecology: Animals and Habitats - Ages 6-10 yrs
  • Introduction to Veterinary: Large and Small Animals- Ages 8 & ^
  • Mini Adventures: Ages 5 & ^
  • Animal Adaptations- Ages 6-12 yrs
  • Horsemanship 101- Ages 7-12 yrs- More Information Here!
  • What Pet Should I Get?- Ages 6-12 yrs More Information Here!

Science Courses:

  • Imagineering- Ages 7-11 yrs
  • Conservation Science- Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Experimental Science- Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Simple Machines- Ages 7-12 yrs
  • Biology 101- Ages 7-12 yrs
  • Volcanoes- Ages 7-12 yrs

 

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History Courses:

  • Geography- Ages 7-11 yrs
  • History- Ages 7-15 yrs

Elective Courses:

  • Introduction to Digital Photography - Ages 10-18 yrs
  • Mixed Media Art- Ages 8-15 yrs
  • Farm Art- Ages 4-7 yrs
  • Outdoor Adventure- Ages 5 and Up
  • Music: Guitar- Ages 7 and Up

*Looking to spend the day at Double J Riding Club? No worries! If there are gaps in the classes you are interested in participating in, we can provide private and/or group options for your child. Options include, riding lessons, private art/photography classes, guitar lessons, or maybe some one on one time with animals. We are happy to discuss ways to complete your day.

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E-Learning study and lunch hours:

 

 

E-Learning Study Hour
All Ages

Instructed by Rotating Instructors

Looking for a quiet place to support your E-Learning? Double J Riding Club offers a small group format in which your student can quietly focus on their E-Learning. Staffed by our team of college educated instructors, we are here to help support your student navigate their work. This is a drop in class where students can come and go during the hours provided. Activity stations will be set up for students who finish their work early. This is a great class for working parents who need additional care hours before or after classes.

Offered: Monday-Friday from

8 am- 10 am and 2:30 pm- 5:30 pm.

Cost: $30 per class per day

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Lunch Hour
All Ages

Instructed by Rotating Instructors

If you are here for classes during the day, we can offer a supervised, quiet, clean place in which to have your lunch. Hand washing is mandatory and no more than two to a table in order to maintain social distance and provide safety to all our students.

Offered:

Monday-Friday from 11 am - 12 pm

There is no fee to attend lunch hour

Cost: Free

 

Animal and/or Physical Education Courses:

 

 

Equine Science
Ideal for Grades 2nd-10th

Instructed by Kaylee Spain and Stephanie Barcelona

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding of horsemanship through readings, hands on activities, and journaling. During this educationally rich science program, students will learn: how horses move, their anatomy, horse's jobs, horse's gaits, their wants and needs, proper care, horse history and art!

The journal resource is PACKED with interactive pages that will allow students to travel through horse and human history, document their results from various experiences, record what they've learned, complete breed of the week profiles, understand equestrian vocabulary and even some crafts!

Cost: Classroom Only is $150 (10 week semester) or $45 (3 week semester)

Riding Add on is $45 per lesson

Current Class Offerings:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 AM (Winter Mini and Winter 2020/21 Semester)

Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 AM (Winter Mini and Winter 2020/21 Semester)

Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM (Winter Mini and Winter 2020/21 Semester)

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Contact us for group riding openings before or after class!

Please contact us for correct placement prior to signing up for class

Classroom time with riding is 2 hours

Physical Education & Health
Ideal for Grades 2nd and Up

Instructed by Carly Kriak

Physical Education and Health course will provide an overview of the lifestyle necessary for fitness and health. Students will participate in physical activities and will be introduced to proper nutrition, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength training. In addition one third of the class will take place in the classroom where students through hands on activities will walk through the six major systems that make up our human body.

Cost: $150 (10 week semester)

Current Class Offerings: TBD

 

 

Ecology: Animals and Habitats
Ideal for Grades 1st-4th

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona and Jennifer Michalski

Does your child have a love and interest for animals and their environment?!

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding about habitats and the animals and plant life that call them home! The class will be enhanced through readings, hands-on-activities, experiments, observations, and journaling.

Each semester will feature a new habitat that your child will become an expert on! Activities include: journals, outdoor exploration, experiments, and plenty of animal interaction!

Winter Mini Semester: Animal Classification

Winter Semester Habitat: Artic

Class time: Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

 

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Introduction to Veterinary: Large and Small Animals
Ideal for Grades 3rd and Up

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Through out this course students will learn the importance of preventive care, proper diet, common illnesses, animal anatomy, wound care and more using the animals on Double J Riding Club's property. This course will work with both our large and small animals and will include the full horse veterinary mini session within the schoolwork.

Class time: Tuesdays from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Wednesdays 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm for Winter Mini Semester

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

 

Animal Adaptations
Ideal for Grades 2nd and Up

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Students will learn about different types of animals and the amazing things they can do to help them survive in the world! Students will then discuss what humans have invented from inspiration of animal adaptations. Class includes hands on encountering with different animals each week.

Cost: $45(3 week semester)

Current Class Offerings: Fridays from 1:30pm-2:30 pm

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

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Science Courses:

 

 

Geology: Rock Around the Earth
Ideal for Grades 3rd-6th

Instructed by Carly Kriak

Dive into Geology this semester as students learn all about the depths of the earth. Through observation, journaling and readings students in this amazing study will learn all about volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks and minerals. Easy, fun, and enriching experiments fill this program to make it hands-on and interactive every single week. Extend the fun by signing up for Dinosaur Days right before. 

 

Cost: $15 per class or $150 for the 10 week semester

Current Class Offerings: TBD

 

 

Biology 101
Ideal for Grades 2nd-5th

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

This comprehensive course is designed to teach elementary school students important biology concepts such as ecosystem fundamentals.  This class will combine readings and hands-on experiments to understand how these living things work. Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J, as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around us!

​Class Information:

Class time: Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm for Winter Mini Semester

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

 

 

Volcanoes
Ideal for Grades 2nd-6th

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Spend 3 weeks studying Volcanoes in this enjoyable science study. In this study you will learn about what causes volcanoes, the different types of volcanoes, lava, and so much more. Students will work on a variety of experiments in class including creating their own volcanoes. This study is filled with interactive journaling, hands-on activities and reading that comes to life!

​Class Information:

Class Time: Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

 

 

Physics: Simple Machines
Ideal for Grades 2nd-6th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the magnitude or direction of the force. There are six simple machines that were first identified by Renaissance scientists: lever, pulley, inclined plane, screw, wedge, and wheel and axle. Throughout this semester dive into these 6 simple machines; learn how they were used in history and how we use them now. Each week students will create they own machine and make observations on their machines.

Cost: $15 per class or $150 for the 10 week semester

Current Class Offerings: TBD

 

 

Conservation Science
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Cece Grisolia

Conservation Science focuses on how to protect and restore biodiversity (the diversity of life on Earth).  To preserve biodiversity, scientists must answer three general questions:
1.  How is the diversity of life distributed around the planet;
2.  What threats does this diversity face? and
3) What can people do to reduce or eliminate these threats?
Join us as we explore why conservation is important and learn ways you can conserve and protect the planet. Topics include recycling, energy use, pollution and more.
*Winter Mini Semester will focus on Rainforest Conservation 

Class time: Mondays 10:00 am- 11:00 am

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

STEM Science (Biology 102)
Ideal for Grades 6th-10th

Instructed by Rebecca Irwin

Designed for home school families who want to provide high-level science education to their children, students in this course will be challenged to higher order thinking through activity-based learning. Topics include: motion, gravity, solar system, star and element formation, conservation, sustainable agriculture and much more!

Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J, as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around us!

*Activities include data analysis, so students should understand math through fractions and decimals.

Classes meet on: Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 PM

Cost: $175 for 10 week OFFERED SPRING 2021

 

Thursday: Biological Science
The fall session will focus on Cells for middle school age

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Experimental Science
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Get energized this semester as we learn all about the scientific method. Science experiments are a great way to pique a student's interest in STEM careers and concepts. Each week students will work through an experiment focused on topics such as Heat, Energy, Light, Electricity and Magnetism.

**WINTER MINI SEMESTER: SCIENCE FAIR

** WINTER FULL SEMESTER: ANIMAL ADAPTATION EXPERIMENTS

Class time: Wednesdays 1:30 pm- 2:30 PM and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 AMfor Winter Mini Semester

Cost: $60 for Winter Mini Semester

$200 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

 

Imagineering
Ideal for Grades 2nd-6th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Students will utilize their imaginations to engineer all kinds of projects, inventions and discoveries. Each week’s project will be a surprise based on topics using math, science, technology and engineering. Students will learn it's okay to go back to the drawing board after making mistakes to go on to create great things.

 

Classes meet on: Mondays from 1:30-2:30 PM and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 PM

Cost: $60 for Winter Mini Semester

$200 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

STEM Science (Physics)
Ideal for Grades 6th-10th

Instructed by Rebecca Irwin

Designed for home school families who want to provide high-level science education to their children, students in this course will be challenged to higher order thinking through activity-based learning. Topics include: motion, gravity, solar system, star and element formation, conservation, sustainable agriculture and much more!

Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J, as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around us!

*Activities include data analysis, so students should understand math through fractions and decimals.

Classes meet on: Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30 PM

Cost: $175 for 10 weeks OFFERED SPRING 2021

Tuesday: Physical Science

The fall session will focus on Physics for middle school age

 

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History Courses:

 

 

Biography: Afternoon Tea
Ideal for Grades 2nd-8th

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen

This "Biography" class incorporates an inventive and engaging way to learn about famous Artists, Authors, Poets, Inventors and Historians! Each week we will be holding a tea (or cold lemonade) where the "guest of honor" will be a famous person. Children will learn about the featured guest, examine examples of their works, and discuss the importance of their contribution to society. Throughout class we may read a book, do an art project, or incorporate other hands on methods of learning. Children are encouraged to dress for the period.
Tea (or cold lemonade) will be served. Children are encouraged to bring a "tea time" snack.

 

Cost: $150 for the 10 week semester

Current Class Offerings: TBD

 

 

History of the Sea and Sky
Ideal for Grades 2nd-9th

Instructed byTBD

Set sail on this multi semester journey through history. Students will head to the past and track down pirates, pilots, seafarers, skydivers, astronauts, explorers, scientists, astronomers and more. Hop aboard Viking warships as you adventure through the sea. Students will learn all about how the history of sail determined the nations that rose and fell, study ocean habitats, learn about the mysterious creatures that call the sea home, and trace the chronicles of mans journey by sea. Then head to the skies and work along side the Wright Brothers as they crack the mystery of flight. Students will see how flight shaped the 21st century as well as become mini meteorologists as they learn how to forecast weather through water cycle, wind chill, ocean currents and more. Finally head to space and learn all about how space ships are helping people discover things about the universe. Students then will study the planets and the stars. Through hands on activities students of all ages will love learning about the tales of daring figures and devilish friends.

Classes meet on: TBD

Cost: $150 for full 10 week semester

 

Christmas Around The World
Ideal for Grades 2nd-6th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Grab your passports and join us as we explore Christmas from China, Thailand, Japan, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Australia, Ethiopia, Philippines, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States. Throughout the three weeks students will travel to each country and learn all about the culture and traditions each country has around the holidays. Students will live their traditions first hand through holiday readings, games and art projects.

 

Classes meet on: Wednesdays from 12:00- 1:00 PM

Cost: $45 for full 3 week semester (Weeks of November 30th- December 14th)

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History: Children Around The World
Ideal for Grades 2nd-6th

Instructed by Rotating Instructor

Grab your passports and join us for our beloved program, Children Around the World! Throughout this multi-semester course students will travel to more than 30 countries while encountering their culture, traditions, holidays, crafts and celebrations. In addition students will learn about world geography and the plight of children around the world. See how children who do not have access to basic needs like clean water or shelter work to survive and find out ways you can help ease their suffering. Learn all about individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping these children dig wells and care for orphaned children.

 

Classes meet on: Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM

Cost: $150 for full 10 week semester (Weeks of September 14th- November 16th)

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Elective Courses:

 

 

Foreign Language: Italian
Ideal for Grades 3rd and Up

Instructed by Carly Kriak

This class will teach students the vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure required to read, write and converse at a beginner level in Italian, through understanding cultural themes, language functions and authentic interaction.

 

​Class time: TBD

Cost: $150 for the 10 Week Semester

Session Dates: TBD

Young Authors and Playwrights
Ideal for Grades 4th-8th Grade

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen

For this lunch and learn class, students can bring their lunch while exploring...

  • Gathering ideas for stories

  • Creating characters and settings

  • Writing short stories

  • Writing longer works and poetry

  • Editing

  • Writing a play

  • Creating costumes and sets

There will also be lots of writing prompts to spark the imagination and hone new skills. And, best of all, it's really fun! Students must be proficient in reading and writing, on their own, to get the most out of this class. There will be take-home writing projects for this 10 week workshop.

 

​Class time: TBD

Cost: $200 for the 10 Week Semester

Session Dates: TBD

Music: Guitar
Ideal for Grades 3rd and Up

Instructed by Stefanie Barcelona 

Learn the basics of playing guitar! An introduction to the guitar from learning the different parts of the instrument to strumming basic chord structures.

Objectives of the course:

  • Know the names of the parts on an acoustic guitar
  • Know the names of the open strings
  • Know how to tune the guitar
  • Know how to play major chords
  • Know how to strum the guitar
  • Know chord progressions leading to learning songs

All students will need to bring an Acoustic Guitar to class.

 

​Class time: TBD

Cost: $150 for the 10 Week Semester

Session Dates: TBD

Farm Art
Ideal for Grades Kindergarten- 2nd Grade

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

This course will allow students to experiment with paint, watercolors, outdoor materials, collaging materials and so much more! Let your child’s inner artist out using Double J’s farm as inspiration! Each week students will create a beautiful work of art you would be proud to showcase in your home.

Class time: Cost: $60 for Winter Mini Semester

$200 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates: Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 PM

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Introduction to Digital Photography
Ideal for Grades 4th-12th Grade

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Get to know your camera with this class as we explore the basic fundamentals of photography. Throughout the semester we will master camera lenses, lightning, portrait techniques, landscapes and much more! Each class will include indoor and outdoor photo shoots, class critiques and post processing tips.

  • Class Requirement: Digital SLR Camera

** WINTER MINI SEMESTER WILL FOCUS ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HORSES​

Class time: Sundays from 2:30-3:30 PM, Mondays from 3:45-4:45 PM, AND Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Mini Adventures
Ideal for Grades 1st and Up

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen and Jennifer Michalski

Have your kids been cooped up behind a screen doing distance learning? Come on down to the farm and get the sillies out at this all fun class. We will play outdoor and indoor games, make messy crafts, learn about nature and have adventures! Weather appropriate clothing is strongly suggested. Instructed by the author of Backyard Adventures. 

 

Class Information:

Class time: Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm for Winter Mini Semester

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

 

Mixed Media Art Course
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Join us as we paint, draw, build and create with clay, wire, paints, pastels, and more in this explorative and fun Art Lab! Students will make exciting projects with a different medium each week while having plenty of creative exploration time in this encouraging and supportive environment. ​This class is fun, educational, and accessible class for young artists of all experience levels. Projects are new in every session.

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Class time: Sundays from 12:00-1:00 PM, Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 PM, Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 PM, Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 PM, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 PM, and Saturday from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM.

Cost: $60 for Winter Mini Semester

$200 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

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Art Exploration
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Dive deep into Art with these 3 week Mini Courses!

Holiday Boards:

  • Using techniques such as sanding, staining, painting, and collaging students will spend 3 weeks creating beautiful holiday boards worthy of displaying on your front door or inside your home. Each photo board will include a holiday photo of the student with a horse taken by our photography instructor Jennifer Michalski.

Pottery: 

  • A ceramic vessel can be anything you decide - a cup for your hot chocolate, an jewelry bowl, or a statue of your favorite animal. Jennifer will show participants the basics of hand building, a non-wheel process of clay construction, and together we will dive head first into ceramics using the simplest method - the pinch pot technique.

Class time: Mondays from 12:00-1:00 PM, Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45 PM AND Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 AM

Cost: $60 for Winter Mini Semester

$200 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Knitting 101 (Mini Course)
Ideal for Grades 2nd and Up

Instructed by Kaylee Spain

In this class you will learn all the basics you will need to make your first projects. Subjects covered are casting on, the knit & purl stitches and how they are used in basic stitch patterns, fixing simple mistakes, binding off. Additionally, general yarn shop information will be covered. Students will make a finish product for the holidays.

Cost: $60 (3 week semester)

Current Class Offerings:

Fall Mini Semester runs for 3 weeks from the week of November 30th-December 14th.

Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm

 

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