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Home School Activities at Grace PCA:

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Grace PCA opens its doors to local homeschoolers for various activities during the week. Our central location and relatively small size make for an ideal gathering spot for homeschoolers. We host writing classes that run from August through May. They are open to five levels (ages 2nd grade and up) and use curriculum from IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing). They are taught by Grace member Cynthia George (MAT English Education). For more information, call Cynthia at 803-643-9826 or email at cgeorge1012@att.net.

In addition we host co-op classes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, also from August through May, in conjunction with the writing classes. These classes are open to all age levels but primarily elementary and middle school. There is no formal curriculum; rather individual teachers choose their subject matter. The goals are to encourage socialization and working in groups along with learning. Contact Cynthia George (803-643-9826) or Wendy Hoyle (803-593-3991) for more information.

For the 2013-2014 school year, general science and biology labs, MathCounts competition practice sessions, and a Future City competition planning group will also meet on Tuesdays. Grace typically hosts the AAHE (Aiken Area Home Educators) open house in January. Students can have their pictures made for the yearbook. Parents can browse the used curriculum or sign up for field trips. For more information about the AAHE (Aiken Area Home Educators) support group, contact Wendy Hoyle (803-593-3991) president, or Debbie Sides (803-642-6362) secretary/treasurer. A signed statement of faith is required to join along with a small membership fee.

For the previous academic year, several homeschooled students made the countdown round for the MathCounts competition, one coming in second place. The AAHE Future City group placed first in the SC region and went on to the national competition in Washington, DC. We also hosted a homeschool science fair, with the winner participating in the county fair and placing in the top three. Come join us and contribute your talents!




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