Home School

Monthly Home School Enrichment Lessons

Bring history and science to life, right here in Huntsville!

Each month we will spend time in our historic park, our mountaintop trails, or our resource-filled classroom to give your student an exciting learning experience. The lesson includes a short oral presentation, a hands-on activity, and a handout featuring information and follow-up activities related to that month’s topic.

Our home school classes are open to children from kindergarten to 8th grade. The class runs an hour and a half. We offer multiple sessions each month to allow families to choose a time that best fits their schedule and needs. Registration is required and must be received a week in advance.

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Home School FAQs

Will I drop off my child or stay with them?
Most parents drop their students off for the hour and a half class. A small number of parents do choose to stay with their students. However, due to limited space parents who choose to attend with their child must register and pay also. Sorry, no younger siblings may attend with parents; we have found this can cause both space issues and distractions.

Is there a place I can wait during the class?
Burritt on the Mountain has a large green with a restroom and some picnic tables that you are welcome to use if you choose to stay onsite. We also have our trails which circle the mountain and take just over an hour to hike. You can also pay admission and have full access to our facilities, including our playground, tree house, historic park with barnyard and animals, and the Burritt Mansion and exhibits.

I have both elementary and middle school students. Will they need two different classes?
We are happy to allow siblings to attend together.  The class material is the same, just presented at slightly different levels, which can be tailored based on the ages we have enrolled. If you have multiple students, choose whichever class suits your schedule best. If you have any concerns, we would be happy to advise you about which session would be ideal.

Should we sign up for all the classes in that week?
Each month’s lesson is a single class session, offered at five different times. Unless you would like additional reinforcement of the lesson, please choose one class.

I have a large study group/co-op that would like to come for this month’s topic.
If you have a group of 12 or more who would like to attend, we would be happy to look into setting up an individual class for you. Please contact Meghan Laury Tucker at 256-518-3931 or Meghan.laurytucker@huntsvilleal.gov to discuss the details of the trip.

For more information, please contact:

Meghan Laury Tucker, Education Assistant
256-518-3931
Meghan.laurytucker@huntsvilleal.gov

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