Homeschool Clubs from True North Homeschool Academy

Face-to-Face Fun

These Homeschool Clubs are online but interactive!

Clubs from True North Homeschool Academy are a fun way to solidify learning in a non-traditional environment.

Homeschooled students will share face-to-face in our online classrooms and make friends from around the world- all under the guidance of an experienced and vetted educator.

Students will make connections and build friendships as well as hone their academic skills.

Skill Building

The clubs are designed by our teachers to create an atmosphere where homeschooled students can learn and grow. Students will practice and build skills in each club area. Club requirements differ so please check the links to the individual club for information on attendance, materials, assignments, and meeting times.

Current Clubs

Special Offers

We do the heavy lifting for you- teachers provide homeschool record-keeping, grading, and guidance for your child in each class or club.

Many of our excellent live, interactive classes and clubs are available to join for a single semester and sessions are recorded to make it simple for students to catch up or jump in!  Ask if you don’t see it noted in the course description.

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Art Club

Homeschooled students will be able to share their creative doodling, crafting, and artistic renderings with one another in this online class/club. Students will work with the teacher to improve artistic style in a fun and energizing atmosphere. This multimedia art club is detailed enough that you can count it as part of their elective credits. It is aimed at introducing, reinforcing, and building upon the basics of color, balance, perception, and art history. Students will study multiple styles of art and construct a portfolio of pieces consisting of original art as well as recreations of various master and modern styles in the time available.

Junior High Writing Club

Motivated students in grades 6 and up will set their own yearly and monthly writing goals, which vary. Students will find information and support for writing novels and poetry, starting a blog, entering writing contests and finding an editor to publish. We provide regular accountability and support along with weekly writing prompts, a place to read your writing and have it assessed, information on contests and writing opportunities, writing challenges, weekly skill-building, group readings, and helpful and positive critiques! Break -out rooms add to the comradeship as we work together to write! Skills we will work on may include:

  • Poetry Forms and Meter
  • Sketch Comedy Writing
  • Figures of Speech and Tropes
  • Dialog
  • Lyrical Writing

Each week students will share their book recommendations, briefly describing major themes in books, characters, and plot. The teacher guides students in basic literary analysis and presentation skills. Books are rated and we create an on-going book list. Because of our students’ varied interests and age levels, our book lists are fun and eclectic. We publish our Creative Writing Recommended Booklist each semester. A perfect tie-in to other English courses, this club is an ideal fit for those who want to hone their writing and creative skills, for those considering a career as an author or for those who need extra credit in English.

Speech and Debate

Female student of the true north homeschool academy speech and debate teamStudents may register for Fall or Spring semesters or for both but a full year is recommended for those who want to compete in STOA competitions. Speech and Debate is an introductory course that will expose students to the wonderful world of rhetoric, critical thinking, and communication! Students will learn about three styles of debate in addition to the various forms of individual public speaking events. This club/class will be an engaging blend of both speech and debate, rotating between the two subjects each week. By the end of the semester, students will:

  • Be prepared to debate this year’s Lincoln Douglas debate topic for the STOA speech and debate league
  • Create a 10-minute persuasive speech
  • Develop skills and confidence to give an impromptu speech in any situation

This club/class is appropriate for all students, regardless of their comfort level with public speaking, and offers a fun, interactive, and practical approach to developing critical thinking and communication skills.

Writing Club – Senior High

Improve writing style in a fun and energizing atmosphere or co-create your own English class and credits with the Senior High Writing Club. Students customize their own yearly and monthly writing goals, which may vary.  Club members offer regular accountability and support. Club members will enjoy weekly writing prompts, a place to share writing and have it assessed, information on contests and writing opportunities, writing challenges, weekly skill-building, group readings, and helpful, positive critiques! Break out rooms add to the camaraderie as we work together to write! Skill building may include but is not limited to:

  • Poetry Forms and Meter
  • Sketch Comedy Writing
  • Figures of Speech and Tropes
  • Dialog
  • Lyrical Writing

Each week includes student book recommendations. Students will briefly describe the book’s major themes, characters, and plot. Teaching will guide students in basic literary analysis and presentation skills. Books are rated and we create an on-going book list. Because of our students’ varied interests and age levels, our book lists are fun and eclectic. We publish our Creative Writing Recommended Booklist each semester. The Writing Club is a perfect tie-in to other English courses. It is an ideal fit for those who want to hone their writing and creative skills, for those considering writing as a career, or for those who need extra credit in English.