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.

Steam Ahead Registration Open

Registration Open

CLCA’s STEAM Ahead program is created exclusively for home learners as an in-center program. Students learn facts and methods of thinking that can be applied to solve real-world problems. STEM creates critical thinking, bridges the gender gap in leadership roles, increases science literacy, and enables the next generations of innovators.
Our Fall semester will start on October 5th, one day a week for six sessions. Each session will build onto the curriculum that will reveal more intricate science concepts as students learn.
“From the Big to the Little: How Are We Connected?”
Dates: 6 weeks, Wednesdays 
(Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9)
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
$295 for the whole semester
📌Please Note
We have a new online booking system to create a smoother process for our customers. You can create a profile that will easily store your family’s information for faster booking next time! This system also allows us to check your child in and out virtually, with access to your approved pickup contacts, additional forms, and medical information. We are a direct pay vendor for most homeschools. If you choose this method, it is important you fill out your homeschool’s VDP form and get it to your representative right away for approval. If you have questions please give us a call or email our admin at
Fall 2022   1st – 2nd 
Week 1 5-Oct Solar System Explorations
Week 2 12-Oct Climate Change & Alaska
Week 3 19-Oct Aeronautics & Weather
Week 4 26-Oct Thermal Engineering Matters
Week 5 2-Nov Electrical Circuits are a SNAP
Week 6 9-Nov Microscope Investigations

*Topics are subject to change

Fall 2022   3rd – 5th  
Week 1 5-Oct Climate Change & Alaska  
Week 2 12-Oct Aeronautics & Weather  
Week 3 19-Oct Aquatic Investigations  
Week 4 26-Oct Electrical Circuits are a SNAP  
Week 5 2-Nov Thermal Engineering Matters  
Week 6 9-Nov Solar System Explorations