September 12, 2023 - April 23, 2024
Tuesdays, 10 AM - 1 PM
We are excited to announce Especially for Homeschoolers, 2023-24. Our meetings are held on Tuesdays at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata: Community Education Building. This year, our Rising Scholars will be gearing up for exciting academic challenges, including National History Day and NCAC's Good Old Fashioned Science Fair! Our Smaller Scholars will experience interdisciplinary adventures through a wide variety of engaging clubs, including arts and crafts. All age groups have the opportunity to explore a wide range of clubs through EFH.
EFH offers students the opportunity to shine, both individually and as a member of a team, fostering self-confidence, determination, collaboration, and a love of exploring and learning.
Every fourth week will feature a field trip. In the past, field trips have included a guided activity at Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Campus, Freer Gallery of Asian Art and lunch at the Sakura Japanese Steakhouse, a show at The Puppet Co., and a guided tour at the Library of Congress. At times, we are able to purchase reduced-price tickets ($6/child) to educational shows at the Kennedy Center, which we will also make available to your family.
Parents are an integral part of our EFH program, assisting with teaching, character development, and field trips. This is not a drop-off program.
Interested? Sign up today by completing the EFH registration form!
Smaller Scholar Clubs
Ages 3-5 (PreK)
Rising Scholar Clubs
Academic Landmarks for Our Rising Scholars
Our Rising Scholars group welcomes children ages 7 and up
It’s adventures galore as we prepare for the Good Old Fashioned Science Fair, mix up chemistry challenges, and create team projects for our non-competitive Destination Imagination challenges. Students have the opportunity to display their science projects at the Charles County Science Fair for all to see!
History and Culture Studies
Let’s have some fun studying geography, world cultures, and genealogy, as well as prepare for National History Day. NHD Fair participants have the opportunity to advance to the county and state level of competition.
Expect to have some great experiences here! Our Language Arts will include spelling, composition, reading fun, and public speaking. Those who wish may participate in the preliminary level of the Scripps Spelling Bee, possibly advancing to the state and national levels of competition.
Fun Experiences for our Smaller Scholars Include
Our Smaller Scholars group welcomes children ages 3-7
Reading Rainbow Escapades
Magic School Bus Science
Exploring World Cultures through Arts and Crafts
Tuesday, October 17, 12 - 1 PM
One-on-one mentoring for students participating in NCAC's Good Old Fashioned Science Fair
NCAC Good Old Fashioned Science Fair
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 12 - 1 PM
For advancing students, CCPS HITS Expo
Saturday, March 9, 2024
NCAC National History Day
Tuesday, January 30, 2023, 12 - 1 PM
For advancing students, CCPS NHD Fair
March TBD, 2024
Daily Co-op Schedule
9:45 AM: Arrival, Club Set-up and Free Play
10 - 10:45 AM: Club A
10:45 - 11 AM: Student Free Play
11 - 11:45 AM: Club B
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Brown Bag Lunchtime
12:15 - 1 PM: Club C
Children will rotate through subjects, allowing each age group to experience age-appropriate activities in each subject area.
Tuition and Materials
First Term, 12 weeks of instruction: $150/family
Second Term, 12 weeks of instruction: $150/family
A weekly or monthly payment plan can be arranged with Ms Georgia. Materials that incur an extra cost will be addressed individually throughout the year.
In Addition, CSM Usage Fee
To cover the cost of using CSM's building, a second payment of $12/child ($19/child, ages 3 and up, if not a Charles County resident) per 12-week term will need to be paid through your child's CSM account, which can be created at CSM: Create Account.
Important Documents and Forms
More Details are Available Here