High School Homeschool Classes

Jill Pearson-Keltner M.Ed. and Jennifer Mercer M.Ed. are California-credentialed teachers who facilitate high school classes for small groups of homeschooled students.  We love learning with students and taking the journey together.  We believe in non-coercive, joyful learning, so students must choose to participate in the classes.  Classes are based on University of California approved curricula.  Jill and Jennifer offer classes to private homeschoolers and are vendors for various charter schools in San Diego CA. 

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TEEN CLUB!

"Being able to learn under Jennifer and Jill has really benefitted my education in these last two years of high school!  They provide a wonderful learning environment, and we always have fun no matter what!"           ~Marlie (age 17)

"I look forward to Jen and Jill's classes every week!  They are in tune with what we want to learn, and make even the most mundane subjects interesting.  I never fell bored or lost in class.  They are my favorite teachers and gifts to a world of boring, uninspired educators."     ~Natalie (age 16)

"I CANNOT recommend Learning Journeys Forum enough. They accept (charter) funds and the classes have been life-changing for my teens. Jen & Jill have been so great with my teens, really making their transition into high school classes and a new city easier. They are astounding at accommodating different classroom needs and learning styles."                                                ~Meg (homeschooling parent)

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2021-22 Class Schedule

Monday
Times TBA
  • Drama and Shakespearience!
  • Finding Your Passion
  • Teen Yoga
  • Worldschooling
Tuesday
3:30 -5:130– Teen Club
Wednesday
12:30 – 2:30 – Social Studies
  • World History / OER Project
  • US History
  • Cultural Geography
  • US Government / Economics
3:00 - 5:00 - Biology with Lab
Friday
9:30 – 11:30 – English Language and Literature A
9:30 - 11:30 - English Language and Literature B
12:30 – 2:30 – Chemistry with Lab

Cost:

Academic Classes:  $300/semester

Lab Classes:  $350/semester

Teen Club:  $40/month

Vendors:

Dimensions Charter School

Inspire Charter School

Location:

5454 Ruffin Road

San Diego CA  92123

 

We will follow state and county safety guidelines for in-person group learning.

If in-person meetings are not possible, we will meet online via ZOOM.  (Lab science students will be provided with a lab kit so we can do experiments, labs, and activities together online.)

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LJF High School Classes

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Tues Mar. 23 at 7-8:30pm

Tues. Apr. 20 at 7-8:30pm

Tues. May 18 at 7-8:30pm

Sat. June 12 at 10-11:30

What classes interest you?

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INTEREST SURVEY

Class Offerings for 2021-22
Classes will run depending on student interest.

Lab Biology

This fun, lab-based, comprehensive biology class will cover all topics in a UC-approved syllabus.  Students will research assigned topics at home before meeting for once-a-week community learning, group demonstrations and high school level high-quality labs.

Lab Physics

This fun, lab-based, comprehensive biology class will cover all topics in a UC-approved syllabus.  Students will research assigned topics at home before meeting for once-a-week community learning, group demonstrations and high school level high-quality labs.

Lab Chemistry

This fun, lab-based, comprehensive biology class will cover all topics in a UC-approved syllabus.  Students will research assigned topics at home before meeting for once-a-week community learning, group demonstrations and high school level high-quality labs.

English Language and Literature A

This is a co-designed English class.  Students and facilitators will work together to create a curriculum that addresses student goals and interests in literary analysis and various forms of writing, such as personal essay, formal essay, poetry, persuasive essay, and others.  This class is designed for learners who are still working on academic writing skills.

English Language and Literature B

This is a co-designed English class which will take literary analysis and writing skills to the next level.  Students and facilitators will work together to create a curriculum that addresses student goals and interests in literary analysis and various forms of writing, such as short story, literary critique, personal essay, persuasive essay, poetry, and others.  This class is designed for learners who are comfortable with the writing process and more mature themes in literature.

American Government and Economics 

The first semester of this class will be American Government, and the second will be Economics.  Students and facilitators will work together to create a curriculum that addresses student interests and inquiries, as well as all topics in a UC-approved syllabus.  We will work on political and economic analysis, critical thinking, and communication skills.  If there is interest, we will travel to Sacramento, Washington DC, Chicago, or New York City to increase our learning.  (Additional cost for travel.)

United States History 

This comprehensive American History class will cover all topics in a UC-approved American History course.  In addition, students and facilitators will create a curriculum that includes deep dives into those topics and time periods of American History that students find most intriguing.  The class will include the acquisition of knowledge as well as critical thinking, communication skills, and affecting American history now as it takes place.

World History / OER Project 

Brought to you by the folks at Big History Project, this course runs much the same way.  Starting with evidence, students connect the people and events of history to understand the problems of today. Get ready for an adventure that starts in 1750, and makes historians of us all.

Cultural Geography

In this co-designed class, students will explore the patterns and processes that have shaped human understandings.  They will use geographical concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social dynamics, cultures, politics, religions, agriculture, industrialization, and urbanization.

Drama and Shakespearience! 

Play with drama through games, improv, characterizations.  Write and perform and original play.  Experience Shakespeare through deep dives into text and performance opportunities, including the San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Finding Your Passion:  Project Wayfinder 

Project Wayfinder is a curriculum designed at Stanford to help students find their path.  During this course, students will look at their interests, passions, and place in the world.  They will learn to guide their own learning journeys, through high school and beyond.

Worldschooling Opportunities 

This is a six-week course which culminates in a travel experience.  Both the study and the location will be created based on student interests.  Some possibilities include:  American Government in Washington DC, Art Study in Europe, Science Projects in Latin America.

Teen Yoga 

Teen yoga classes will include postures, breath, Indian folklore, as well as anatomy and physiology.  Jill is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher with 25 years of experience teaching yoga to all ages.

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