Open Air Electives is an outdoor drop-off program for homeschool students featuring Art, PE, and other elective classes for Grades K-5 as a package deal offered by local businesses in Loudoun County, VA.   This program was launched in 2020 as a low-risk solution for COVID safety, but has been such a blessing that we are continuing into next school year!  We plan to offer an 8-week course for Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022.

Base Package Information (K-5) – $250

We are proud to announce that GamePoint Athletics will offer Physical Education and the Loudoun Chapter of Abrakadoodle will offer Art as the “base package” for Open Air Electives.  These two classes are offered for the first two hours of the program for $250, which includes 8 weeks of classes, all enrollment and space rental costs, as well as access to community-style playdates and outdoor field trips on Fridays. During the 3rd hour, you may opt to enroll in an additional elective class, for which we will have a buffet of selections for you in 2021-22 (see below)!

 

 

P.E. by GamePoint Athletics

Physical Education offers a variety of enriching activities that focus on teamwork, friendly competition, skill development, and tons of fun!  Children will participate in various types of PE games that involve tag, parachute, relays, and strategic invasion games such as Capture the Jewels.  Throughout the Fall and Spring, children will also participate in sports units including soccer, flag football, wiffle ball, Omni-kin ball, games with paddles, extreme kickball, nerf dodgeball, and more!  Each class, children will learn the value of a specific character trait (such as resilience) and the value it has for their lives.  This typically happens in short 5 minute small groups, and throughout the lesson as the children are engaging in the curriculum in fun and interactive ways.

Supplies:  Students will need closed-toe sneakers and a water bottle.

 

 

Art by Abrakadoodle

The Abrakadoodle art experience engages children with art lessons that will inspire your child’s imagination. Our program is intended to be an art enrichment class where children will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques.  The students will utilize materials such as watercolors, paint, oil pastels, air dry clay and more to create their own unique artwork.  Our emphasis is learning through the process of art and having fun.  Students will create and bring home a new piece of artwork each week.

Supplies: Students will need to purchase the following supplies for their individual art kits before the start of class: Pencils, Eraser, Colored Markers, Crayons, Scissors, Glue stick, Pencil box or large ziplock baggie to transport supplies.  We also recommend fingerless gloves for cold days.

 

 

3rd Hour Options – You Pick!

Once you have registered for the Base Package, you may opt to add on a 3rd Hour Elective.  These electives may vary by location and cost.  The links to register for the 3rd Hour classes will be emailed to you after your Base Package registration is processed.  You may choose different 3rd Hour options for Fall and Spring Semesters. For Spring 2022, choose one of the following:

 

Music Makers Class by Musikgarten (K-2) – $125

Music by The Catoctin School of Music (3rd-5th) – $125

Drama by Drama Kids (K-5) – $145

STEM by Stemtree  – $165

*Nature Study by Claude Moore Park Naturalists (K-5) – $60

*Available at Claude Moore Park location ONLY.

For full class descriptions, click HERE.

 

 

Fun Fridays

Join us on Fridays for family-style field trip adventures!

ANNOUNCING SPRING 2022 FIELD TRIPS!
 
Brinton Observatory – A night of stargazing and astronomy
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens – Cherry Blossoms galore!
Fitzgerald Stables – Beginning horse care and riding lesson
Gold Mining Camp Museum – Experience panning for gold and explore a mining camp!
Wegmeyer Farms – All about strawberries!  Pick your own bucket!
Seneca Schoolhouse – Step back in time to experience a school day in 1880!
Loudoun Aquiary – Discover Virginia’s wetlands, water treatment, and more!

 

All Fun Friday events require the attendance of a parent or guardian.

Spring 2022 Dates & Locations

Spring 2022 Semester will last 8 weeks beginning mid-March, and will be offered at the following locations:

Mondays, Claude Moore Park (Sterling) – SOLD OUT

Claude Moore Park classes run on Monday mornings from 9 AM – 12 PM, beginning March 14 – May 9.  Make up dates for weather closures include May 16 and 23.  No class during Spring Break (April 11).

Wednesdays, Purcellville Baptist Church (Purcellville) – SOLD OUT

PBC classes will run on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 – 3:30 PM, beginning March 16 – May 11.  Make up dates for weather closures include May 18 and 25. No class during Spring Break (April 13).

Thursdays, Little River Baptist Church (Aldie/ South Riding) – SOLD OUT

LRBC classes will run Thursday afternoons from 12:30 – 3:30 PM, beginning March 17 – May 12.  Make up dates for weather closures include May 19 and 26. No class during Spring Break (April 14).

Spring 2022 Registration

We are now accepting new families for Spring 2022!

Please select the location below where you would like to attend Open Air Electives.  You will be able to register for the optional 3rd hour classes after completing Base Package registration.