The original total homeschool resource center since 1991!
2640-A7 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA. 91016 (626) 821-0025
The Home of Homeschool Freedom!
Proudly serving the homeschool community for over 25 years!
Welcome to Excellence In Education, the home of homeschool freedom. We are the original and largest homeschool resource center in the West Coast that is all inclusive in what options we offer. EiE was established in 1991 after we successfully homeschooled our two daughters. As you navigate this site you will find that we have many options including park day, classes, seminars, private satellite program, bookstore, on-line catalog and many other. Please take time to familiarize yourself with our options and services. We look forward to meeting and working with your family.
Monday through Friday 11:00 – 5:00
9:00 – 6:00 Classes
UPDATED CLASS INFORMATION
Robotics and Programming Classes
for the Spring at EIE!
See our classes section for complete details. Can be found under either
Elementary Classes or Science – Other.
WOW! We have expanded our Robotics offering for the Spring Semester.
ROBOTICS – LEVEL 0: Barnabas Tinker Series
The Barnabas Tinker Series takes young inventors on a series of 60-minute robotics adventures over the course of 8 weeks. In each session, students will learn key engineering principles as they build little robots of their own. Sample projects include: Critter-Bot, FAN-tastic Robot, Scribble-Bot, Arcade-Bot, S.S. Tugboat, Robot Operation, Aquarium-Bot, & more!
ROBOTICS LEVEL I: Introduction to Robotics
This Introduction to Robotics class provides an opportunity for young students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a fun and engaging manner. Students will be introduced to circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot of their own. Every robot will be different, as your child designs his/her own robot’s appearance and behavior. Best of all, everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class. Our class concludes with a robot showcase where parents are invited to see their kids present their completed projects. Students will also practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.
ROBOTICS LEVEL II: Intermediate Robotics
This course is a continuation of the LEVEL I, Introduction to Robotics course. Students will be introduced to the world of sensors and DC motors. These new tools will allow them to create a robot that moves and thinks on its own. As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.
ROBOTICS Diving Into Hardware: Young Inventor Series
Barnabas Robotics’ “Diving Into Hardware” course focuses on how everyday electronics work. In this class, young inventors will take a deeper dive into hardware engineering by experimenting with buttons, displays, switches, and more! They will also learn software programming on the Arduino coding platform to bring their electronic creations to life. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students will be able to take their inventions home at the end of the course.
ROBOTICS – LEVEL III (Introduction to Raspberry Pi + Python Programming)
In this class, students will begin to explore text-based programming (Python) and continue to dive into the world of sensors. As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students should be comfortable typing on a standard computer keyboard prior to enrolling, as this class involves text-based coding. (Students ages 13+ may sign up for this course without having first taken Level 2).
ROBOTICS Python Programming Plus (Young Inventor Series)
Barnabas Robotics’ “Python Programming Plus” course focuses on going deeper into the world of Raspberry PI and Python text programming. We will be experimenting with IoT (Internet of Things) to connect every day devices to the internet. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students will be able to take their inventions home at the end of the course.
Taught by Jill Wilcox
Jan. 9, 16, 23
Come learn about energy! What is it? Learn how energy “works”, what the three types of energy are, how to transfer it, how to produce it, and how to calculate how much you produce. Filled with lots of cool, ENERGETIC experiments!
SPECIAL NOTE: This class will be taught by Jill Wilcox, this is a fantastic opportunity to have your elementary students experience the dynamic, entertaining and energetic presentation by the best science teacher you have ever met!
Are you a struggling math student?
Join Dorothy “The Math Wisperer” Mc Candliss in a new class starting January 9, 2018!
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30 – 1:30
KIDS AND TEENS
Class schedule change!
January 8, 2018 class has been cancelled.
New class dates for January 2018 will be:
Monday January 22
Monday January 29
OUR NEXT SEMINARS
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Join us for this round table style of seminar where audience interaction will be highly encouraged. If your husband has questions or concerns this will be seminar of the year for him. We will be able to answer any question and at the same time encourage all participants. Your husband will leave with a sense of confidence and being part of the team. All subjects are open for discussion including being part of the team, relationships, curriculum, progress of children, “homeschool home”, time with kids, handling concerns from their family and/or friends, and any other concern. Remember, this will be a round table discussion where the men will have plenty of opportunity to participate with their words of concern and wisdom. This has been a very popular seminar given by Marty at homeschool conferences in the past several years. We offer a special invitation to the dads who are the primary teacher to attend this one of a kind seminar. This will also be a great opportunity for dads to socialize with other dads.
FIELD TRIP UPDATES
Who Wants to be an Opera Singer?
LA Opera – Elementary Student Matinees
Wednesday January 17 10:30 AM
Go to our January Field Trip Section for complete details.
Who Wants to be an Opera Singer? is a fun and interactive
introduction to the world of opera, written by Mark Saltzman. With
a spin of the giant opera wheel, our singers compete for the
coveted Golden Throat Award and a brilliant career in opera by
singing some of opera’s “greatest hits” and telling us a little about
the operas from which they spring.
Check out our new Tutorial Section. Videos seminars on important subjects.
2017-18 EIE Class Offerings
EiE is excited to present the class schedule for the 2017-18 school year. It will be a wonderful year of great academic classes and exploratory classes not found anywhere else. Be sure to check out our CLASSES section and watch for updated information on the classes and teachers.
Martial Arts Opportunity
1 Month Trial Offer
Includes Free Uniform
ATTENTION HOME SCHOOL PARENTS
Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy is now offering Martial Arts Classes for home schooled children!
Earn PE Credits
Learn Self Defense
Make New Friends
Classes will be held at Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00 AM.
Special Pricing for EIE Students!
Owned by a EIE Academy Family – We encourage you to seriously check out this fantastic opportunity. – We believe in the benefits of Martial Arts. –
We give credit for the influence of martial arts for our two daughter’s success in life.
Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy 4203 E. Live Oak Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 445-7072
Eli Valencia (Facebook post 10-13-16)
Melinda Sellers (2-20-17 Facebook post)
EIE offers many services and resources. 1. They have a terrific bookstore/shop. 2. Can enroll your student as a private homeschool student with them, or the option to do you own program. (We were our own private school, R4). 3. There are classes taught by fantastic and well qualified instructors if one so chooses. EIE is a most wonderful well rounded homeschooling program for all ages. Weather a little hand holding is needed, or a lot. If I had any sort of question about homeschooling, they knew it and kindly supported. The book store was terrific resource for us, and my students enjoyed a number of classes to take a wee burden off of me. For example, subjects that aren’t my strength like Latin, and I didn’t want chemistry projects all over my kitchen table. It was nice for them to partake in a class or instructor that offered a different view point or approach, which is always enlightening. Plus, fun and enriching subjects such as art, music classes, and etc. are offered. They can also guide home school legalities if a family needs some hand holding in that regard as well. Highly recommend. We enjoyed EIE off and on from ages 6 to 16. My students are at university and doing great. As the expression goes, “it takes a village to rise a child,” I’m very grateful to have been apart of this village.
Fantastic Physical Education Opportunity
With Johnny Mack
$7.00 per class
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Youth fitness program for homeschool children designed to provide a structured physical fitness program to develop strength, flexibiity and endurance for children 5 – 15. This program helps children lead a healthier lifestyle while learning the importance of being actively fit.
Classes held at Robertson Park 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena.
For more information please call (323) 219-0903.
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This is for all the homeschool dads as well as the moms.
A great expose on the real differences between the two.