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Homeschooling in Omaha: Let’s Get Social

So you are considering homeschooling. “What about socialization? Don’t you want them socialized?” I’m a mom who has chosen to homeschool. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked this question, I’d have a lot of nickels. Of course I want my children socialized. What some do not realize is socialization is still present in homeschooling; it occurs during the extra-curricular activities. It’s not much different for traditional education. Structured education is not the primary source of socialization for any child as it occurs during unstructured play and activities outside of school. People unfamiliar with homeschooling can see it as work done in isolation, and they are unaware of the vast amount of activities available to homeschoolers. In Omaha, we have so incredible opportunities for socialization in the form of groups, classes, and activities. Here is a comprehensive list of what Omaha has to offer homeschooling families.

Co-ops and Formal Classes

Homeschooling Omaha

 

  • Omaha Homeschool Learning Center
    • The Learning Center offers supplemental classes from preschool to high school. Classes meet one day a week on Wednesdays and range from Biology to Tae Kwon Do to Art.
  • Classical Conversations
    • Classical Conversations is focused on classical and biblical education. There are various campuses around Omaha. Groups meet one day a week following a structured curriculum kindergarten through high school.  
  • Catholic School House
    • Catholic School House is a supplemental curriculum in which children meet once a week in a classroom setting. Parents are asked to volunteer and participate in the education and curriculum.
  • Trinity Classical Academy
    • TCA offers a collaborative, Christian, and classical education for children k-12. Students attend the school two days a week and homeschool three days a week.
  • Private Co-Ops
    • Many homeschooling families have homeschooling friends. We form informal co-ops to “share” lessons, take turns teaching, and help our children socialize in a classroom-type setting.

Homeschool Days

  • Various locations around Omaha offer homeschool days. These Omaha businesses offer opportunities for homeschool families to meet up and socialize. 
    • The Strategic Air and Space Museum (SAC)
    • Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
    • Rose Theater
    • Skate Daze Homeschool PE Day
    • YMCA Homeschool PE Day
    • Joslyn Castle
    • Premier Gymnastics
    • Skate City Homeschool PE Day

Homeschool Extra-Curricular Groups and Activities

Other Extra-Curricular Groups and Activities

  • Just like traditionally educated students, homeschoolers have a variety of community activities and clubs that are available for them. These clubs allow kids to socialize with students from public and privates schools along with other homeschoolers.
    • 4-H
    • Swimming
    • Awanas
    • Church Youth Groups
    • Sunday School
    • CCD
    • Work
    • Traveling Sports Leagues
    • City Sports Leagues
    • YMCA Sports Leagues
    • Destination Imagination
    • Math Counts
    • Tae Kwon Do
    • Karate
    • Dance Classes
    • Volunteering
    • Computer Science Competitions
    • First Lego League
    • Music Classes
    • Play dates
    • Neighborhood friends
    • Public Library Classes
    • Do-Space
    • Henry Doorly Zoo Camps

Homeschooling Family Groups

Homeschool families have quite a few options for support throughout their educational journey. Through these outlets, many make wonderful connections with others.

Homeschoolers have so many options for socialization in our great city. From speech to basketball, these programs allow our young people to make lifetime connections and friends. 

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