STEAM Ahead for Home Schoolers

STEAM Ahead, Home School Program: October Fall Semester

This STEAM Ahead is unlike any STEAM Ahead that has come before. We have centered the class around the topic of Aviation, Flying 101: an Elementary and Middle School Pilot Flight School.

Grade Groups: 2-4th graders
& 5-8th graders

October 2nd – 25th, 2023 (Mondays & Wednesdays), 9:30am – 11:30am

Online registration is open and there is additional information at

There are 8 sessions (32 credits) and will often have Kenai Aviation pilots in the classroom. Students will be taking field trips to the FAA office, the Airport, tower, and hangers; students will build gliders and experiment with them. Students will do math and measurement; social studies by learning the history of aviation; and there will be “flight time” with simulation computer software. They will learn about becoming a pilot and all about flying, but they will also learn about the many career opportunities there are in the field of Aviation.

Challenger is a Direct Vendor of IDEA and Connections. This means you can send in your VDP form to pay with your allotment. VDP forms need to be turned into Challenger and your home school vendor before programming starts, or you will be responsible for paying the remainder of your balance with Challenger.

***Note the Change from Previous announcements: 2-4th graders will now be on the same day as 5-8th graders, in October, Mondays & Wednesdays. The two age groups will still be in separate classes.