SHN was established in May of 2014
SHN has reinvented the wheel when it comes to Homeschool programs and has become an area trend setter with similar programs opening throughout the area, based on the popularity of SHN programs and our directors out of the box ideas.
Here at the Social Homeschoolers Network, our mission is to provide local homeschoolers with the same opportunities as their peers in a traditional school setting. We provide homeschool families: support, academic instruction, extracurricular activities, home school sports, and most importantly, community! We work diligently within the community to partner with local businesses and community organizers to provide important tools that will help our members achieve their goals and be successful in their homeschool adventures. We invite you and your family to become a part of the Social Homeschoolers Network family!
Social Homeschoolers Network was started in May of 2014 by a local homeschool mom. Over the past eight years, Social Homeschoolers Network has seen tremendous growth and currently has over 600 students from pre-K through high school. Social Homeschoolers Network is Northwest Arkansas’s fastest-growing professionally organized homeschooling organization.
Social Homeschoolers Network is not a co-op; we are an organization that offers social event planning services to local homeschoolers. We do not have any time commitments or volunteer requirements. Our community members can relax and enjoy all of the benefits of the Social Homeschoolers Network knowing that our Directors and Team Leaders will take care of all of the planning and organization. You can have peace of mind knowing that all of our Directors and Team Leaders have passed a background check.
Social Homeschoolers Network offers many programs and benefits for our community members. By joining our community, you get to enjoy some awesome perks like the following:
- SHN Academy: Discount and Early Enrollment to SHN Academy
- Field Trips: We take one of a kind field trips all over NWA and sometimes further.
- Holiday Parties: Trunk or Treat, Thanksgiving Potluck, Christmas Spectacular, Valentine’s Day Party, Easter Egg Hunt & more!
- Social Days: A member favorite and family fun for everyone!
- Special Events: Awards Ceremony, Dances, Track & Field Day, & more!
- Educational Fairs: Science Fair, Jr. Entrepreneur Fair, Geography Fair, Living Wax Museum & more!
- Youth Small Groups: Elementary, Pre-Teen & Teen monthly gatherings.
- SHN 4-H Club
- Senior Planning & High School Graduation
- Teen Programs: Helping our teens prepare for being young adults through experiences, education & community.
- Life Groups: Helping you find your tribe in our community.
- Monthly Mom Socials: Where we fellowship & learn together.
- Family Gatherings: Camping Trips, Beach Trips, Bonfires & more!
- Community Service: Helping others is important to us!
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We are always looking for new programs to add and participate in. Our goal is to provide local homeschool students with the same benefits and opportunities as they would get in a traditional school setting. Our Organization provides important tools to help our community members achieve their goals and be successful in their home school adventures. You will never have to worry about being bored or your child not getting enough socializing with the Social Homeschoolers Network. Participation in all of our events is completely optional; attend as little or as much as you want.
How much does the SHN Community cost?
Our enrollment fee is per family, per school year: $250.00
The Enrollment fee is from August 2023 - May 2024
What are you paying for?
Organizing & Planning of all SHN Activities; Running an organization like this is a full-time job for the Director and Team Leaders. SHN is not a traditional Co-op, we have NO Volunteer requirements. Therefore, you can come to SHN events as a parent and enjoy that time with your children. Once you see the number of activities & events SHN plans, you will see that the cost of enrollment is very minimal for the benefits you receive. More importantly, you are paying for Quality and Consistency! Outside of normal operating expenses, your enrollment fee covers activities that don't have an additional cost, venue costs, graduation, and more! Our Awards Ceremony is our biggest event of the year. From Venue costs, Event Staff Compensation, Decoration costs, to student awards and books, we pour thousands of dollars into this one event. All 600+ students have an opportunity to be recognized and receive a certificate for graduating the school year. Students who participated in Educational Fairs and Competitive events receive all their prizes and ribbons they earned, at SHN's cost, throughout the year during the SHN Awards Ceremony. This is all covered by your family enrollment fee.
Are there any additional costs?
Outside of your SHN Enrollment fee there may be additional costs for some events and extra-curricular activities. Here are some examples:
Our SHN Academy includes Elective Classes, Theater Arts and Sports. SHN Members receive a large discount for their Academy classes.
Field Trip or Event Admission:
Although most of our Field Trips do not have any additional costs, sometimes we have field trips that do charge an Admission Fee. We also may have an additional fee for small groups if offering an activity or food, and special events, such as dances. We try to keep additional fees as minimal as possible. SHN also pays for any overage for Small groups or other activities that is not covered by admission costs, this happens often. If applicable, you will pay for Field Trip admissions and any event admissions. Costs varies.
ALL BENEFITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & MAY VARY.