Ambleside Online
a website based on Charolotte Mason’s approach – has book lists by year and a fantastic art study

Book Adventure
book suggestions by grade, reading level and topic

Cooking Up US History by Barchers & Marden

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer free classes by 80+ top universities.

High quality educational videos

Discovering Geography of North America with Books Kids Love by Fuller

Doing Good Together
MN-based national group helping families volunteer to make the world a kinder place.

A national group providing an alternative to scouting that is kid-driven and can be entirely free. You can join a group, start a group or pursue skills on your own.

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

Hennepin Theatre Trust
Critical Review program for high school students

History of US & Story of Science by Joy Hakim

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell — a book about books

MN Historical Society
living history sites, MN History Center, classes & curriculum guides to various time periods.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
offers an inexpensive training on art history/appreciation curriculum, Art Adventure – choice of over a dozen topics with 10 pieces of artwork each


Performing Arts Education
Group discounted tickets with accompanying curriculum at the Children’s Theatre, Guthrie, Mn Orchestra and Ordway. Check websites for ticket purchase dates. 

Reach for the Stars
Academic enrichment programming available to MN students

Science through Children’s Literature by Butzow

Shakesperean Youth Theatre
Classes and productions for alternatively schooled teens
1800 free talks to stir your curiosity.

U.S. History through Children’s Literature by Wanda J. Muller

Used Curriculum
used curriculum and more site

Voyageurs’ Encampment
River Rendezvous in Bloomington, MN - late September
Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea - first weekend in October 

Wargo Nature Center
Homeschool programs & Heritage Lab conducted every Fall in Lino Lakes/Centerville area… competitive registration begins in August.

Westwood Hills
Nature Center Homeschool classes in St Louis Park

Woodlake Nature Center
Nature Center Homeschool classes in Richfield

Yea!MN-Climate Gen
Environmental action group for high schoolers