Kaleidoscope is working with other local organizations to create a resource list geared towards homeschoolers. During the year we plan on expanding this list to include local family-friendly resources beyond those that focus on homeschooling. We hope that this list will offer families a clear idea of the wide variety of options available to them in the Keweenaw.

If you would like to suggest resources for our list, please submit them using this form.

Kaleidoscope: Keweenaw Alternative Education Organization

  • Location: Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga County

  • Website: https://www.kaleidoscope-education.org/

  • Email: keweenawkaleidoscope@gmail.com

  • Phone: (906) 281-5647

  • Description: Kaleidoscope: Keweenaw Alternative Education Organization is a community organization that provides learning experiences and support for families to further their educational pursuits. We work with all interested families, whether they choose public school, private school, or homeschool, to help them access community and online educational resources.

 

  • How might Kaleidoscope benefit my family?

    • Use Kaleidoscope as a resource to connect with other families with similar educational philosophies and ideas as your own. 

    • Use Kaleidoscope as a resource for connecting with family-oriented businesses in the community for things like winter sports, dance, and music lessons. 

    • Join Kaleidoscope for community events and service projects.

    • If you enroll your students in the CLK school district’s Virtual Program, you will have access to additional elective classes.

Kaleidoscope L'Anse 

  • Location: 22 S Main St, L'Anse, MI 49908

  • Website: https://www.kaleidoscope-education.org/

  • Email: keweenawkaleidoscope@gmail.com

  • Phone: (906) 281-5647

  • Description: Kaledeidoscope L'Anse, in partnership with CLK Schools, offers tuition-free electives for students. Examples of classes at our L'Anse location include Cooking, Fiber & Textile Arts, Art, Sports, and Tinker Lab. The courses are taught by community experts in their field. We strive to offer quality classes that are fun and engaging, and class offerings are strongly influenced by our students' areas of interest. Our program offers a safe environment for learners and their parents to socialize, support one another, and share educational resources.

 

Keweenaw Homeschool Co-op 4-H Club

  • Location: Houghton County

  • Email: keweenawhomeschoolcoop@gmail.com

  • Description: We are a parent-led group of homeschoolers in the Keweenaw Peninsula who organize classes and field trips together, and share resources with one another. Our co-op was established in 2018 and became a 4-H club in 2019. We meet on Tuesdays and offer 6 and 12-week class sessions. Some classes are taught by 4-H volunteers, while others are run through local community businesses. We also offer field trips, playground days, sledding days, and other gatherings.
     

Keweenaw Family Discovery Center, Hancock Location

  • Location: KFDC (in Glad Tidings Church), 601 Ingot Street,Hancock MI 49930

  • Website:www.keweenawfamilydiscoverycenter.com

  • Email: brajdl@clkschools.com

  • Phone: 906-275-2225

  • Description: The Keweenaw Family Discovery Center is a partnership with CLK schools that allows all district students and homeschoolers access to high quality learning experiences, because we believe that all children deserve the opportunity to excel, our activities are free of charge.  At the Discovery Center kids explore a wide array of hands-on programs and activities, supported by a virtual curriculum, from robotics, to dance, to art, to nature and wilderness survival. Our flexible programming takes a child-centered approach that respects the intelligence, opinions and interests of students of all ages.  Contact the Discovery Center to see how we can form a student centered educational plan for your child.  ​

 

St. Augustine Catholic Homeschool Cooperative 

  • Location: St. Anne's, Chassell

  • Website: https://stannechassell.org/coop 

  • Email: staugustinecooperative@gmail.com

  • Phone: 906-231-7810 (Sarah cell)

  • The St. Augustine Catholic Homeschool Cooperative is a ministry of St. Anne's Parish in Chassell. The cooperative offers a one-day a week schedule to meet the growing interest and needs for a Catholic and Classical education option in the Copper Country. St. Augustine meets on Thursdays from 10 am to noon during the school year. Mass is available at St. Anne's at 9 am. 

 

  • The cooperative is open to families who embrace the mission of the co-op, regardless of religious/church affiliation. Cost to join is $50 per family for the 2019-20 school year. 

  • This year, the cooperative is offering:

    • Art (K-8th grade)

    • Science (K-8th)

    • Writing (3rd-8th)

    • Preschool

    • Nursery (provided for parents who are volunteering)

Community Alliance for Progressive Education

  • Location: 215 Vivian Street, Hancock, MI 49930

  • Website: under development

  • Email: keweenawcape@gmail.com

  • Phone: 734-649-0600

  • Description: Our mission is to create and provide engaging, innovative education opportunities that offer a progressive approach to learning rooted in research and best practices.

Copper Country Home Educators

Keweenaw Alternative Education Resource List 

© 2019 Kaleidoscope: Keweenaw Alternative Education Organization 

Find us: 

PO Box 64
Houghton, MI 49931

Call us:

(906) 281-5647

Kaleidoscope partners with The Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw 's Virtual Program and is available to all students residing within the state of Michigan. All classes in the program, the traditional school, K12 and Upper Peninsula Virtual Academy are available to all students enrolled with The Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw.

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