About Us

Our Program:

Academic Antics is a nonprofit educational program that offers a wide range of classes for PreK-12th graders.  Part-time day courses, clubs and field trips are available for homeschooled students. Events, workshops, afterschool enrichment classes, and clubs are provided for the larger community.  Our class offerings range from highly academic to unique enrichment offerings.  For our high school students, there are UC approved a-g courses, including Science labs taught by college professors.  We also offer unique multidisciplinary courses that combine academics, arts, or technology through fun; including sciences, hand crafts, language arts, critical thinking, and mathematics.  Our enrichment offerings in the Arts, are taught by experts in their disciplines, including visual art, dance, theater, and music.  All of our classes are designed to be experiential, participation, or play based learning; taught by passionate professionals.

Since 2010, Academic Antics has served approx. 200 students each year, at several locations throughout the Santa Clara County.  Being a local nonprofit we are always looking for connections, partnerships, opportunities to be supported by, and support, other organizations in our community.

We have a little something for everyone! Clubs, Classes, Field Trips, and Workshops!

Academic Antics is a community started and run by homeschool parents with professional, qualified teachers whose love for working with kids shines through.

We welcome all homeschool families to participate in the ways that serve you best -- through classes, field trips, short-term workshops, clubs, and more. We invite you to participate on your own terms -- some families join us only for field trips or a single class. while others are an integral part of most things we do.

Interested in classes? Whether you're interested in PE, or Film Production and Media Studies with a former film producer, director, and actress, Lab-focused Science, Art, Health, or Language Arts, we have great options for all ages. We have Lego Robotics, Research Skills, Flash Animation Programming, Poetry... too many to list. We're happy to help you select the best classes for your students if you'd like. Give us a call! Note: we also have comfortable spaces for parents and siblings to hang out while a family member is in a class.

Interested in clubs? We have a Minecraft club (starting mid-September), a girl scout multi-level homeschool troop, and organize a monthly homeschool game night All are welcome! Also coming soon: Lego club, Tween Girl's Club, and Open Dictionary Scrabble club.

Interested in short-term workshops? We have had Persuasive Writing workshop to help prepare students for this year's writing task and College Alternatives Workshop. Interested in Math Workshops? Have a request? Let us know!

Interested in A-G approved classes? Please let us know which ones! Currently we get our novel list approved to support a-g and are considering adding approved a-g labs, but we need to know if there's enough interest to open a lab class.

Interested in something else? Let us know! Fill out our suggestion form with your                   ideas.

Yes, Academic Antics is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School and Connecting Waters. We are an inclusive program and welcome homeschool students from other programs (or PSA families) as well. We're happy to submit paperwork to apply for other charter schools if a family requests.

Is there a class you’d like to see offered that isn’t listed? Send me an email and/or teacher recommendation and we’ll look into that for the future.

If you’d like to help guide our future development, join our yahoo group by sending an email to academicantics-sanjose-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  – that’s where we ask for parent input for the programs we develop (some of you are already here!)

Academic Antics is a core learning and enrichment program for homeschooling families. This program, founded in 2010 by homeschool families in San Jose, CA, provides peer group learning opportunities to prepare students for high school, college, and life. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Thank You to all of our families who help create such a wonderful community!

For more information, please email us at: info@academicantics.com

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