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Homeschool Hub: Non-PPLD Programs

Do you know of a community program for homeschoolers? Is your group holding an event that is open to all homeschoolers? Do you want to hear about upcoming opportunities for your family in the Colorado Springs area? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions then this is the place for you! This blog is for homeschool programs, classes, etc. not sponsored by PPLD.

To have something posted contact Carol at or (719) 531-6333 x2406. She will need all the necessary information two weeks in advance. Be sure to include: what it is, who can attend, when it is (date and time), where it is, and who to contact. If any pertinent information is missing it will not be posted.

DESTINATION:SPACE An out-of-this world FREE concert, great for the whole family!

Join us for this community event on Wednesday, June 27. Concert performances at 6 and 7:30 p.m. • Star viewing begins at 8:30 p.m.

This event is perfect for the young (and the young at heart)!
There will be music, hands-on activities, an instrument petting zoo, star viewing, and crafts.

Featuring The Constellations: A Guide to the Orchestra by local composer JONATHAN PETERS with narration by Max Ferguson.

Visit or for more information.

4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO

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The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum that depicts life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods: American Indian area in 1775; 1860’s Galloway Homestead; 1880’s Chambers Home and Ranch; 1907 Edwardian Country Estate.

Follow this link to the Special Events Calendar.

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National Cybersecurity Center 2018 AFA CyberCamp

What will students do at the NCC’s AFA CyberCamp?

The AFA CyberCamp program is designed to excite students about cybersecurity and STEM pathways. The camp will teach important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction, and involve them in cyber-related activities that start to build a foundational skillset in technology. Through the camp, students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well how to harden entire networks running Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating systems.

The NCC’s AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Who can attend?

7th to 12th graders brand new to cybersecurity

When will the camp run?

July 23 - July 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily

Where will the camp be held?

National Cybersecurity Center
3650 N. Nevada
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 255-5223, Attention Dr. Mary Elizabeth Graft

What should students bring?

Notebook, pen/pencil, lunch/snack each day, water bottle. Computers provided.

Camp fee / How to sign up:

$295 per student (non member); 250 member) / Visit
A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information on the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, visit:

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Follow the link below to learn about free admission days at various Colorado museums and attractions.

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If you are thinking about homeschooling to start your child’s education, the Cottage School Program (CSP) at The Classical Academy is now accepting 2018-2019 Kindergarten (2 half-days a week) applications!

We are a part-time, homeschool Language Arts-Emphasis Program designed to uphold family instruction, core values and educational direction developed at home. CSP is also a tuition-free public school in D20 that exists to partner with parents in their role as the primary educators for their child’s instruction. We offer a Core Knowledge curriculum (not Common Core), Character Education and Specials (Classical Elements, PE, Art and Music).

Please call Ruth Kozyra, Curriculum Coordinator at (719) 487-2000, visit our website at, or email us at to find out more.

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Global Village Academy, a leader in language immersion education, is excited to offer our pilot homeschool program in the Fall of 2018-2019.

Classes are open to students in Kindergarten-8th Grade.

Student must attend one full day session, once a week.

Based on student enrollment, the plan is to offer the following languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and American Sign Language.

To learn more, please contact Alicia Welch at 719-238-9538 or

Global Village Academy is located at 303 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Enroll now!

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2018 Whiz Bang Children's Summer Program

The Colorado College Education Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Whiz Bang Children’s Summer Program for students entering grades 1 through 9 in the fall.

2018 Whiz Bang Dates: July 9 – 20, 2018
8:45 – 11:45 a.m., Monday – Friday

  • New this year: Cybersecurity for incoming 7th through 9th graders, coding for 2nd and 3rd graders, the science of magic for 2nd graders, and much more!
  • Financial assistance is available for children receiving free or reduced lunch at school.

For more information, see the attached flyer or visit

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