Homeschool Science Enrichment Program

The Phinizy Center homeschool program has been developed with your family’s needs in mind! Our educators have designed a unique program for children and youth who are in kindergarten through 12th grade. All field trip subject matter will be age and developmentally appropriate, and students will be grouped by age.

The program consists of two separate semesters with five sessions each. Each session will be held on a Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. starting in August and running through May. The cost is $40.00 for the five week semester. Due to space limitations we can’t guarantee a place for your child until your payment has been received. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. Register early as each group will be filled on a first come first served basis.

We also invite you to bring a picnic lunch and join others at the picnic pavilion for lunch following sessions.

Do your homeschool children have younger siblings? We encourage you to take them for a hike or to enjoy the Children’s Playspace during learning time. This will ensure that homeschool learners are not distracted and get the most out of their experience.

Homeschool Curriculum Subject Overview

Fall 2016 – Water Fall:

The Phinizy fall 2016 homeschool topic is water – from the physical properties of water to water through history and everything in-between. August starts with the physical characteristics of water, states of water and the chemical make-up of water. The focus in September is on our dependency on water for hydration as well as inspiration. We will introduce Georgia River of Words and encourage participation. The semester continues with a look at water in the habitat, human impact to water and managing water as well as storm water issues. We are expecting an exciting wet fall!

Spring 2017 – Animalia Spring:

For Phinizy spring 2017, we jump into the animal kingdom with a look at different animal groups and how they fill a unique niche in the habitat. From population patterns and competition to food webs and habitat adaptions to basic survival needs, it will be a fascinating study. We start in January with the bird group and move from there to mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish. Come join the educational fun!

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If you have questions or to find out if there are any spaces available, please contact Ruth Mead at 706-396-1411 or email

First semester registration is closed. However, some spaces may be available. Please contact Ruth Mead at 706-396-1411.

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Register for Semester 2 online below.

Homeschool Schedule

Fall Semester
August – December 2016

Spring Semester
January – May 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group 1 Dates
2nd Monday of Each Month

Group 2 Dates
3rd Monday of Each Month

(Please choose your preferred group at the time of registration. Group numbers are limited.)

Fall Semester Topics

August: What is Water?
September: Water is Life
October: Water in the Habitat
November: Managing Water
December: When It Rains, It Pours

Spring Semester Topics

January: Snow Birds
February: Furry February
March: Froggy Frolic & Turtle Tantrums
April: It’s a Buggy World
May: Fishy Graduation