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Home School Programs

Double J offers a variety of Home School programs that focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, learning about sustainable agriculture and creating a strong sense of community. Activities are hands on, teach a variety of socially responsible and environmentally friendly lessons and provide city kids an opportunity to get down and dirty on the farm.

Programs run Fall - Spring and are open to children from Kindergarten-12th grade

Class options:

  • Tiny Animal Adventures - Ages 18mo- 4yrs- More Information Here!
  • Junior Farmers - Ages 3-6 yrs- More Information Here!
  • Equine Science - Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Animal Science: Habitats - Ages 6-10 yrs
  • STEM Science (Chemistry & Genetics/Evolution) - Ages 10-15 yrs
  • Horticulture - Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Introduction to Digital Photography - Ages 10-18 yrs
  • Mixed Media Art- Ages 10-18 yrs

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Equine Science
Ages 7-12

Instructed by Tammy Kaspar and Cece Grisolia

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 $20 per class (runs in 4-10 week sessions)
Riding Add on is $40 per lesson

Current Class Offerings:

Mondays 9:45-11:15 AM (Winter 2020 Semester)

Tuesdays 9:45-11:15 AM (Winter 2020 Semester)

Wednesdays 9:45-11:15 AM (Winter 2020 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 and 15 minutes

Horticulture
Ages 7-14

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen

Throughout this course, students will learn about plants, soil sciences, seeds, composting, vegetable gardening, urban agriculture, botany, sustainability and insects through hands-on activities and fun exercises. We will choose vegetable varieties to plant out in the farm’s garden and students will bring home seedlings to be grown at home in their own gardens. Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J in class.

​Class time: Wednesday from

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Classroom Only is $20 per class, $200 for 10 week Winter 2020 Semester

Current Class Offerings:

Wednesdays 1-2:30 pm (January 15th-March 18th)

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Animal Science: Habitats
Ages 6-10

Instructed by Tammy Kaspar

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

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding about habitats and the animals 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, crafts, outdoor exploration, experiments, and plenty of animal interaction!

Class time: Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per class, $200 for the Winter 2020 Semester

Session Dates: Week of January 13th- March 16th

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Introduction to Digital Photography
Ages 8-18

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

 

​Class time: Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per class, $200 for the 10 Week Winter 2020 Semester

Session Dates: Week of January 13th- March 16th

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STEM Science
Ages 10-15

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 and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 PM

Cost: $175 for 10 week Winter 2020 Semester (Weeks of January 13th-March 16th)

Tuesday and Thursday: Evolution of Life
The winter session will focus on molecules and chemical reactions

Tuesday: Chemistry
The winter session will focus on molecules and chemical reactions.

Thursday: Genetics & Evolution
The winter session will focus on DNA structure and function.

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Mixed Media Art Course
Ages 8-18

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Through different mixed media, students in this course will learn what it takes to be an artist. This semester students will get real with resin, learn to draw in color and create fabulous acrylic pours.

    • Get Real With Resin: Learn to work with resin and create masterpieces using nature, photographs and cherished pieces from your life.
    • The Art of Color: Bring your imagination as we learn about color schemes, placement, depth and composition to create a one of a kind piece of art using colored pencils.
    • Fabulous Acrylic Pours: Students will learn about the popular and fascinating new art form of acrylic pours. We will learn about colors, layering and application techniques.

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

Cost: $250 for 10 Week Winter 2020 Semester (Weeks of January 13th- March 16th)

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Questions?
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708-528-4674