homeschool child has many opportunities to participate in
extracurricular activities including art, music, sports, and
computers. The following extracurricular resources are available
to homeschoolers in Oklahoma. We will update this list as
we locate more resources.
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child can take a course in Amateur Radio free from the National
Association of Amateur Radio: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/tbp/Curriculum-Materials.html.
If you need more information on Amateur Radio, in general,
please visit http://www.arrl.org/.
Midwest City, OK.
Homeschool Art 101 offers a wide variety of visual mediums
along with art history. Homeschool Ceramics offers hands
on art experience with art on the wheel and hand building.
1730 Center Drive. Midwest City, OK 73110. Phone 405.736.0688.
Academy. Norman, OK. Offers classes in dance, musical
theatre, acting, music and Zumba. They have classes just
for homeschoolers as well. For more info, log on to the website
or contact Cherl Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or
is Fun - pottery classes in Oklahoma
City. For more info contact Robin Young at email@example.com
or (405) 812-6338.
Tulsa & BA Art Class for children
7-16. Students will learn the basic color arrangement and
skills in using acrylic paint. Students also learn about
famous painters. For schedules contact Linda Parkinson
at e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (918) 366-1150.
Rembrandts. Offer year-round
drawing classes for artists 31/2 to 13 years old. Find
one in your area.
Heritage Girls Troop, Mondays 4 pm at Augustine
Christian Academy. Contact: Dawn Smith email@example.com.
For organization info, view www.ahgonline.org.
Heritage Girls Troop OK1991 meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
of the month at 7p.m. at Stonegate Presbyterian Church
in Edmond, OK. Girls ages 5 and up participate in field
trips, community service projects, special events,
and more as they earn badges and have fun. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit
the official AHG website at www.ahgonline.org.
Air Patrol: Cadets fly, learn to lead,
hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits.
For ages 12-18. Find a unit close to you at: Find
Scout Troop 30 & Cub Scout Pack
the home schooling community of the NW OKC
meet near Council & Hefner
on Monday nights. Boy Scouts is for boys 11 – 18
and Cub Scouts is for boys 6-10. The Scouting
program adds to the home schooling experience by providing
boys with valuable comradeship, adventure, and leadership
opportunities. Call Scoutmaster Randy Stark at 787-8271 or
Cubmaster Wayne Sutton at 721-3861 for information about
how your son can be involved in this rewarding program.
Scouts: Edmond, OK Pack 341. Do you like to camp, fish, play
games, meet new friends? If so, Join Souts! If you are going into 1st
grade through 5th grade we would LOVE to have you join our pack! If you
are interested in joining please contact Amy Crisp at email@example.com.
Cub Scout Pack 778 is for Boys Ages
6 - 10. Pack Meetings monthly at Tulsa Bible Church
in Tulsa, OK. Den meetings weekly,
various days and times. Contact: Shelly Faust -
748-9718 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Steve Smith at email@example.com.
For more info, check their website.
Police Explorer Post 10: For boys
grades 8-12 who are interested in law enforcement
as a career. (918) 591-4572.
Scouts - I don't know any homeschool
girl scout troups in Oklahoma, but here is how to
form one. If anyone forms one in Tulsa area, let
me know. I want to go camping!
Workshops and lessons in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
are held periodically at the Tulsa
City-County Library. Phone: 596-7977 for more information.
HeARTsong Creative Center offers acting, musical theatre, art classes, creative writing, gallery exhibits, poetry readings, film screenings, and other artistic expressions for children and adults. The center is located in Bixby, OK. Check the website for information on summer classes. (Note from Cindy: The Center is founded and run by native Oklahomans with a passion for the arts, including a friend of mine who is an award-winning author, Anna Myers.)
Children's Acting Guild in Tuttle,
OK. Theatre classes
for kids ages 4-19. For more info: http://www.oklahomachildrensactingguild.com/
Family Theatre Warehouse in Oklahoma
offers homeschool drama classes for students ages
8 to 18. We have been teaching
quality performing arts to children for more than 15
years. Our homeschool drama classes begin in Sept. and
Feb. and each class meets once a week for 2 hours. The
class end with a performance of a full length play. For
more information Call 848-SHOW (7469) also available
film making, music theatre, private voice.
and Debate Club in Owasso, OK. Students will compete
in local, regional and national tournaments. Students
will choose what competitive events they will participate
in and work on their competitive pieces during club
meetings. Families will want to join National Christian
Forensics and Communications Association (www.ncfca.org)
and/or Stoa (www.stoausa.org). We have a Junior Competitive
Speech Club (8-11) available only to younger siblings
of Senior (12-18) competitors. Call 918-316-0908
for more information..
Drama (Tulsa). Held at Henthorne
Park-4825 S. Quaker Tulsa, OK. This class is for
home-schooled students aged 9-15 to provide students
with an introduction to theatre. Tuesdays 9-11
am, September 14 through November 16. Cost is $85
total for 11 classes. Please call 918-746-5065
to enroll or find out more information.
Toastmasters International. Toastmasters has an excellent program that could easily take the place of a Speech class. I (Cindy Downes) have personally been involved with Toastmasters in the past and absolutely loved it. It is fun, educational, and challenging for all ages. There are clubs available all over the country, and many are open to students. They also have specifically for teens and you can organize your own club.
Debate Club provides a fun and
challenging opportunity for Christian homeschool
students to become effective communicators and strong
leaders by competing with like-minded teens across
the country in various speech and debate events.
Club meetings will be on Fridays 1:00-3:30, September
- April, at Crossroads Church, OKC. The club is open
to students ages 12-18. For more information, please
contact one of our parent coordinators at VCAdebate@gmail.com.
Event descriptions and more information about the
national organization, Stoa, can be found at www.stoausa.org.
Drivers Education. Oklahoma
law allows parents to teach their teens to
drive and also qualify for the standard drivers
education discount on auto insurance premiums.
For more info, see website listed above.
Ed in a Box.
Star Driver Education. Franchise.
Driver Training. Home study, parent-taught, computer-based
course approved for OK and most other states. Recognized
by most insurance companies.
information on Oklahoma
law regarding driving.
of Driver Training.
Education Class. Your
student can receive driver's education and the
driver's test from Jerry's Northeastern
Oklahoma Driving School, Tulsa, Phone:
Academy.OK has five locations and has been in business
in Oklahoma teaching driver education since 1994.
Driving School Inc. Two locations offer driver education
as well as the reading test: 301 S. Bryant Suite C-300,
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034, Phone: (405) 348-6686. and 12311
N. Rockwell, OKC, OK. 73142, Phone: (405) 720-6686.
Driver's Education program. For more information
see their Web site or call (405) 945-3208.
Driver Training. Approved in most states. Parent-taught and
recognized by most insurance agencies.
Drive of Oklahoma.
Community College, Tulsa, offers the
Nelson-Denny Reading Test (required for students
to get their driver's license) at the Northeast
Campus at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on the first
Tuesday of every month that the college is
open. There is a charge. Students must bring
their birth certificate and a note stating
that they are homeschooled. Phone: 918.595.7534.
Driving School, 2nd & Bryant, in Edmond offers
the reading test. There is a fee. Call 405.348.6686
for more info.
Oklahoma Christian University, Introduction to Engineering
Summer Camp. Learn if engineering and computer science
are for you at a one-week summer camp for high school
students. Work together with world-class faculty
and college students on a different theme each year.
This "intro" course will help you understand
how mathematics, sciences, and computing capability
can be used to solve problems and help others. Study,
build, and test in a faith-based
learning environment. For more information visit
to Engineering or contact Richard Miller, Ph.D.,
Oklahoma City: The National League of Junior Cotillions
is a character education program which teaches manners,
etiquette, social skills and basic ballroom dance to students
5th-12th grades. The program consists of 5 classes/dances
and one formal end-of-the-year dinner and dance where the
students have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired
skills. For more information, contact: Carey Sue Vega,
405-721-1467 or visit www.CareySueVega.com
Lesa Powsey, owner and director of "In Grace",
is now enrolling for A Gracious Beauty, the eight week
evening course for teen ladies, and Girls for God's Glory,
a six week afternoon course for preteen girls. There is
also an afternoon workshop available for small groups called
Daughters of Grace. All ladies' classes cover etiquette,
deportment, communication with grace, and feminine disciplines.
In addition, they have a short workshop for boys called
Excellence for Young Men. The primary instructor is a former
homeschooling mom, assisted by her 21 year old daughter.
Their website is http://www.ingrace.net .
For information or brochures, contact Lesa
or Heidi Powsey (with your mailing address and phone number)
at 918-834-1544 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Take a one-hour introductory flight and ground instruction
lesson for $64.00. Contact Scott Redmond, 918-258-1008
Riding Stables owned by Lisa Watson. Highly recommended!
Horse riding lessons as well as field trips.
Army National Guard will enlist
Juniors or Seniors that are at least 17 years old that
are being home schooled. They are treating them just
as any high school student, to include the fact they
will qualify for enlistment bonuses up to $20,000, free
college tuition for all of Oklahoma’s
State Colleges and Vo-Tecs. Documentation required is just
certification by the parent or guardian that they are in
a home school program and that they are either a Junior
or Senior. They have a split training program available
for the Juniors so that they can go to basic training between
their junior and senior years. This is a great opportunity
for our young people to further their education as well
as provide a service to our country. If you would like
more information or would like a representative from their
department to contact you via telephone or personal contact,
please contact, Master Sergeant Del Ford at 405-250-8787
or email: top.Ford@us.army.mil
Homeschool Bands, Band meeting locations
in Edmond/Guthrie, Midwest City, Moore/Norman,
Dibble, Skiatook, Stillwater, Yukon, OKC, and Broken
Arrow. Director Tom Rye. Offering quality
instrumental program of sacred, classical,
and traditional band music. Beginner through
Advanced. Also private instruction.
Email: email@example.com. Phone: (405) 341-1580.
Continentals is a traveling music
group made up of homeschooled students from all
over the nation, ages 12 to 16.You can audition
to become a Continental singer, dancer, or technician.
For more information, check out their web page at: http://www.continentalsingers.org/
Tim Waters, Director of Bands at ORU in Tulsa,
OK. offers homeschool teachers and families some
printed music for free on his
website. View/download the music at: http://www.drtw.net/music.html.
Conservatory of Music (Tulsa)
offers individual instrument instruction, group lessons,
ensemble participation, and music theory and ear training
classes. For more information, contact them at 918-584-7129
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warner—Private music lessons in Stillwater,
Oklahoma. Guitar, bass, and mandolin. More information
is available at http://www.nativebluestem.com/lessons.
and Guitar LessonsDrum World, Tulsas
premiere store for all things drumming, offers one-on-one
private instruction in electric, acoustic, and bass guitar,
as well as drums. Call 270-DRUM for more information
or to sign up. Tulsa, OK.
House of Tulsa. Private lessons in guitar,
bass, mandolin and banjo: http://www.guitarhouseoftulsa.net/
Konservatory: Group and private music
lessons for ages 6 and up. Broken Arrow.
April's Piano lessons,
group or private for ages 6 to 96! Call 918-622-6702. Tulsa.
Piano Arts Academy, 4130 S. Jamestown, Tulsa, OK 74135. Pre-piano, Beginning and Advanced; Individual or group instruction, through 12th grade. Phone 918-743-4277.
Violin Lessons offers
and Music Theory classes offered by Teresa Stokes
in Bartlesville and Dewey, OK. Daytime and evening
hours. Teresa has a degree in music education
and plays in the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra. Ages 7-18. Phone: 918.534.7072 or email@example.com.
Music Studios offers
individualized lessons for beginning students
of all ages in piano, guitar, percussion, voice
and all string, woodwind and brass instruments.
Their focus is on technique, repertoire and music
literacy. Address: 9320 E 71st Street, Tulsa. http://www.saiedmusic.com/lessons.htm
Art Productions is a christian-based
dance, tumbling, fitness, cheer and pom studio offering classes
for home-school students at our studios or through our
satellite program. Main studios in Bartlesville
and Owasso. Our classes consist of upbeat,
modern, non-secular music only. For more information contact
Kristy at 918.322.5244 or visit our website at www.stageartproductions.com.
Hamm offers private lessons for violin & viola in the Tulsa area. He has taught beginning through advanced
levels for 30 years, including 25 years as faculty violin
instructor @ Oral Roberts University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 918.227.1587.
Violin Lessons. Jocelyn
Rowland Hughes in Broken
Arrow, OK. offers Suzuki Violin lessons to
homeschooled children. She has a degree in music from
the University of Tulsa and teaches the Suzuki
Method philosophy (www.suzukiassociation.org); children
can start to learn music as early as age 3. Contact
Jocelyn at (918) 649-6909 (cell), (918) 259-1136(home),
Homeschool Band. Children 8 and over can get a
wonderful music education from Tulsa Homeschool
Band and Guitar. There are 3 levels of band, and
3 of guitar: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
Students come from all over the area, not just
Tulsa. The band meets once a week in two locations,
one in South Tulsa, and one in north Tulsa County,
but joins together for concerts- two a year.
Homeschool Choir. A non-profit choir
association dedicated to raising up the next generation
of church musicians. THC consists of a prep
choir (K-3rd), an intermediate choir (4th-6th),
a concert choir (7th-12th), and an ensemble, totaling
well over 100 members. The Ensemble is chosen
by audition and serve as “musical
ambassadors” for THC in a variety of venues. Students learn theory,
choral technique, performing technique and more in a
fun Christ-centered atmosphere. Visit their webpage
for more info. .
piano lessons in Mustang
for ages 7 and up. Please visit www.pianoadagio.com for
more information or call Amber
Parrow at 405-245-2676.
Metro Fine Arts Academy,
304 SW 134th St., Oklahoma City, OK, offers piano,
voice, drums, guitar, clarinet, sax, drama, art, Musicgarten,
violin, and cello. Contact them at: 405.799.9799 x 11.
Chancellor, private lessons in French
horn and other
brass instruments. OKC. Phone: (405) 842-8507 or (405)
501-4743 cell. Website: http://www.hornchancellor.com/
piano lessons by Gary Barnes. Gary
has over twenty years teaching experience and a degree
in music performance. He has played for several churches
and musical groups. Specializing in music theory,
reading music, and playing by chord. For more information
of Find Arts, Enid and Woodward locations. Dance,
and swimming. Homeschool
programs. Phone 580-256-3262 (Woodward) and 580-334-6195
Mommy or Daddy & Me at Tulsa Community College
for ages 3-5. Classes designed to encourage students to
learn in a fun, safe and positive environment along-side
of a parent. Classes for fall include: Music Mania, Lollipop
Theatre, Reading Train, Marvelous Math, Animal Antics,
and Art Exploration. For more information, call 595-7566
Reading Program. Students read for Pizza Hut rewards.
Available to homeschoolers.
Book Buddy Reading Program. Students read for Braums ice
cream rewards. Available to homeschoolers.
Oklahoma Backpack: Their mission is to engage a
select group of high school students in additional
life-skills learning opportunities through hiking adventures
in a wilderness setting, while building confidence,
moral character, leadership, and teaching long term
goal setting and achievement as a way of life. Check
their Web site for photos, testimonials, and more information.
(Note from Cindy: I have
had no feedback from homeschoolers about this group,
so please let me know if you have any information either
positive or negative. email@example.com).
Glenpool/Jenks Community Center Homeschool Physical
The New Center offers a full court gym, arts and crafts
room and an internet information room, which
currently has 12 PC. If you are interested
in participating in this program, please contact:
Pat Hatch at (918) 596-5977, Cell (918) 855-0761.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.parks.tulsacounty.org
PE at Chandler Park.
They offer a 2 days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) program
from 1:00pm-3:00pm at $40 a semester for the per child.
Activities include: hiking, playing disc golf, basketball,
martial arts, horse shoes, soccer, bowling and other games.
They also go on field trips to the zoo, museums, and other
places. They meet in a local church when it is cold and
raining. Contact: Pat Ward, email@example.com.
Tae Kwon Do. Coweta. They offer
a very reasonable 6-week program that includes all the
lessons you can get to and a uniform for $70. Classes
are available six days per week. Call the school 486-5425
and ask to speak to Mr. Barret for more info.
Swim School is located in Tulsa,
on Mingo between 61st & 71st and offers group swimming
lessons, a homeschool swim team, and advanced competition
swimming. Phone: 254-1988.
Northeast Assoc. of Homeschools is a Christian
organization offering a variety of sports to Tulsa
area homeschoolers. Check out their website at: http://www.noahjags.org/
KIDS! Spirit, Soul & Body Kids, 1700
N. Redbud Pl. Broken Arrow, Ok. 74012. Home
school gymnastic classes and Friday field trips for
home school groups. Classes on Wed. @ 3:00, Field
trips, last Friday of month. Contact Priscilla Godi
at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone:
258-KIDS (5437). Website: http://www.ssbkids.com .
Lori Banner teaches swimming classes in the day and evening
at the Broken Arrow Boys Club. Contact
her at 254-0881.
Fencing Club. "Introduction
to Fencing" and "Beginning Foil." Highland
Park Christian Church, 5708 East 31st Street,
Tulsa, OK. http://www.tulsafencing.com.
Skating First Friday of each month,
noon-2 p.m. at the Oilers Ice Center 6413 S.
Mingo, Tulsa (across
from Union High School). Cost: $3.00/skater (includes
skate rental). This is an open activity offered
by the sponsoring business to the homeschooling
community at a reduced fee. It is open to all
Skating Entertainment Center, 401 E Broadway
Court, Sands Springs, OK.
$4.00 per skater (age 2 and under are free). Non-skaters
are admitted free, also. Offers Homeschool skating
on 3rd Wed of each month. Contact: Jenny Collier,
Whiteside Community Center Homeschool Sports. 4009 South Pittsburg Ave., Tulsa, OK. 918-746-5040.
The homeschool Bronco's baseball team is looking
for players to add to their program. The Broncos
are a nationally competitive team at the high
school level and a locally competitive team at
the T-ball to middle school levels. For more information
about the try-out or the Bronco baseball program,
call Steve Prentice at (405) 620-3326 or Rob McAfee
Cheer4Christ Program for FREE!
Practices held each Thursday from
6-7pm OR 7-8pm. Location: Henderson
Hills Baptist Church Gymnasium (I-35 & 15th
Street in Edmond) If
you decide to join .... COST: $25 per
month/family, plus uniform fee. We
are a Pom/Cheer performance dance group. Moves
and cheers will be to the glory of God! Costumes
will be to glorify our Lord! More Info:
contact Mandy Maberry 405-519-5539.
Gymnastics. 7420 Broadway Ext., OKC, OK. (405)
City Knights - Basketball: http://www.okcknights.com/
City Storm Hoops - Basketball: http://www.stormhoops.com/
Patriots- Football: http://www.okpatriots.com/
pitch Softball, OKC AREA – The Lady Broncos
is a multi-age organization consisting of T-ball through
high school. Vison: to provide a Christian
atmosphere of competitive softball for all athletes involved.
Our varsity and junior high play a Fall season against
area public and private schools and a Spring league season.
The T-ball - 12U compete in local leagues in the Spring
and Fall seasons. More Info: www.okcladybroncos.com
or contact Marcella Sundbye at email@example.com call 405-787-0791.
Basketball National Website: http://www.homeschoolbasketball.net/
Sports Net: http://www.hspn.net/;
- locate a team where you live: http://www.hspn.net/default.asp?topPick=TEAMFIND
Homeschool Athletic News: http://www.ncsaa.org/homeschool_news.htm
Christian Athletic Association: http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/ncaa/NCAA/common/index.html
and FAQ regarding homeschooling: http://www1.ncaa.org/membership/membership_svcs/eligibility-recruiting/faqs/homeschooling
Resources for Extracurricular Activities & Events:
Nature Center, Tulsa, OK (Nature activities)
Parks & Recreation, Tulsa, OK (various activities)
Family Magazine, Central Oklahoma Events
Country, Events in Frontier Country
OK, Events in Oklahoma
Blog at the Old Schoolhouse
daily/weekly info on activities in the Edmond/OKC
area, sign up for OKHSMoms
Network run by Ellen Latimer.
daily/weekly info on activities in the Tulsa
Metro area, sign up for subscription to T.H.E.
by Linda Duntley.