Educational Opportunities

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Consider these opportunities for homeschool families.  Check back often as these opportunities are often updated.

 

Tradecraft.  Everyone Starts as an Apprentice

What: Meet with teacher and lifelong student to discuss technical schools as a post-secondary option.
Who: Marc Jones
Where: Grace Christian Ministries (390 Freemont St., Fort Myers)
Date: February 10, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
More Information: 
https://www.homeschool-life.com/fl/chesf/

Math Hustle
What: Provide math tutoring/support to students in grades 6-12, specifically in the areas of Algebra to Calculus to Statistics.
Who: Nathan Campbell
Learn More: http://mathhustle.com/ and/or mathhustle@gmail.com 

Fandom Fest
What: Live entertainment, gaming by Game Guys, climbing experiences by Mobile Rock Adventures, Cosplay Makerspace & Fashion Show, RPG tutorials & card trading, Fandom activities, crafts & giveaways, virtual reality, etc.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, @ Noon-5:00pm
Registration and more information: https://www.leegov.com/library/fandom-fest

LEAD Like a Girl Summit, 2019
Who: middle and high school-age girls
Where: Florida Southwestern State College (Building U – Room 102)
When: November 6, 2019 @ 9:00am-12:00pm
Purpose: Empower young ladies to take charge of their lives and become their own advocates, lead others, realize dreams through education, and understand that personal development is a life-long process. 
More Information: Kelly Thawley @ 239-337-0433

Southwest Florida Reading Festival
What: Celebrating 21 years of the power of reading!
When: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 10:00-4:00pm
Where: Fort Myers Regional Library (2450 First Street, Fort Myers River District)
Registration and more information: http://readfest.org/

Lee County Cello Choir
What: An extracurricular cello choir for interested middle and high school students seeking additional performance opportunities.  
Where: North Fort Myers High School Orchestra Room, C108
Learn More: 
Ms. Bangash, nadiab@leeschools.net or Cello Choir Flyer

 

College & Career Center Workshops & Career Exploration
What: Attend various workshops geared toward college applications, SAT/ACT prep and awareness, scholarship/financial aid, social & emotional college readiness, etc  Workshop Flyer Details

Where: College & Career Center (2266 Second St, Fort Myers, 33901; corner of Second & Jackson)

Who: The Foundation for Lee County Schools
Date: monthly during the 2019-2020 school year
More Information: Kelly Thawley @ kellykt@leeschools.net or 239-337-0433 

 

Sanibel Pottery
What: Sanibel Pottery offers 6-week sessions in clay.  Students in grade 3 and beyond will have the opportunity to learn the process of clay. 

More Information: Contact Sanibel Pottery, 239-565-3306
Registration: https://www.sanibelpottery.net/

Southwest Florida Autism Spectrum Homeschool Elective Program
What: Help supplement your family's homeschooling curriculum.  Weekly lessons focus on various countries in our world including STEM; Art/Improv; Social Studies.
When: Mondays - Fridays
Starting: August 12, 2019
Cost: $30.00 per session (Gardiner Scholarship accepted)
Where: Family Initiative Office (730 SW 4th Street, Unit 6, Cape Coral, FL 33991)
More Information: Contact Family Initiative Incorporated at 239-910-0712 or info@fi-florida.org 

 Mini Maker Faire STEM "Education Day"
Who: Homeschool students can visit Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs to explore and learn about participating makers, their products/projects, and the science and engineering behind these products/projects.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on, engaging STEM activities which could include a "Nerdy Derby," DIY Zoetrope, a Take-It-Apart Station, a Lego Station and more! 
Where: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (10150 Bonita Beach Road or 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135)
When: Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 12:00-2:00pm
More Information: Heather Roper, 495-898 or https://bonitasprings.makerfaire.com/
 

History of the Constitution
What: Discussion of the Constitution and impact in our daily lives. 
Who: KrisAnne Hall, Attorney and Speaker
When: March 9, 2020
Where: Legacy Church (21115 Parc Lane, Estero FL)
Time: 7:00pm
More Information: www.chesf.org 

Rotary Club
What: Rotary's programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority.  Our programs are not just for club members.  Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.
Learn More: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs

Sanibel Sea School 
Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems - animals, people, plants, land, ocean and weather. They provide students an opportunity to touch, feel and interact with natural surroundings. In addition to their standard programs, Sanibel Sea School works with many homeschool groups to design curriculum-based field trips and lessons. They also provide summer camps and scholarships.
Learn More: http://www.sanibelseaschool.org/

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
When: Ongoing Educational Programs
Where: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
What: Students of all ages may participate in various educational programs at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
Learn More: http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/

Alliance For The Arts
What: Socialize, create and see a different point of view.  Join us for one (or many) of our affordable workshops or classes and jump start your creativity.  Take an art class and get inspired!  With over 200 classes from Instructed Life Drawing to Fine Art Acrylics, improv to guitar lesson, our diverse collection of classes for all ages and abilities ensure you'll never stop learning.
Where: 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Learn More: https://artinlee.org/

Homeschool P.E.

What: Provides homeschool children ages 5-18 all the benefits of an athletic curriculum under the guidelines of professional instructions in a safe environment.

Who: SAINTS of Florida

When: Sessions vary during the year.

Learn More: https://saintsofflorida.com/