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A Day in the Life

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If you couldn’t tell from the rest of the website, you certainly can from our blog updates that this is not your typical school! Our goal is to provide context to the academics that are traditionally taught in a classroom setting. We usually start our day with academic time that is used for more directed learning, research, and development. Afternoons are spent applying those lessons and ideas to the farm or exploring the world around us. We like to expose our students to a wide range of experiences and opportunities for careers.

As you can see, we get pretty busy, so our blogs may be daily or weekly depending the craziness of the week! We may even get quite a bit behind (as we are now). Keep up with our adventures on Facebook and Instagram which we update much more frequently! Enjoy the experience. If you want to come along for the actual ride, visit our application page.

First full week of school at LSUHS!

First full week of school at LSUHS!

Our first full week... ...was eventful! Monday was a holiday, so another short week for students! They had to wait until Tuesday to meet our newest farm member, Ember. Tuesday was also the beginning of our two 10 week LSUHS/homeschool partner classes with extra...

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Back in session for 2020!

Back in session for 2020!

Back in Session! Our first week was short and easy with a Wednesday start following our participation in the VA Biological Farm Conference. We put academics on hold while we worked on farm projects and team building with our new student. This week, students setup a...

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Carpentry class wrap up!

Carpentry class wrap up!

Great class! We finished our carpentry class last week. It’s been an interesting fall session. The goal was to design and build a tiny house while learning how to use the tools and equipment common to carpentry. We used an old, red barn/shed for the project. It had...

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Vocational Classes for LSUHS & Homeschool Students!

Vocational Classes for LSUHS & Homeschool Students!

We are offering a carpentry class and a mechanics class this fall! Learn more and register for the classes on our farm homeschool class events page http://independencefuniefarm.com/events/category/events/homeschool-classes/  Featured in:       Richmond Times...

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LSUHS Calendar Corral: May/June 2019

LSUHS Calendar Corral: May/June 2019

  What's going on at LSUHS this month?  We've been so busy - we are behind in updating our site! So, we'll be talking about the remainder of May as well as June... In May, we are wrapping our Rocketry STEM class with a campout in Chincoteague, VA. We will be...

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LSUHS Calendar Corral: April 2019

LSUHS Calendar Corral: April 2019

What's going on at LSUHS this month? April is a short month as we return from our First Quarter Break! We are continuing our Rocketry STEM class, working on our greenhouses, and planning more adventures. STEM Courses Continuing: STEM classes for LSUHS students and the...

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LSHUS is going to Panama!

LSHUS is going to Panama!

Join us in Panama! August 2020. We've set a date and planned the trip! Our itinerary is amazing. We will be touring sites like Panama Viejo ruins and museum, Casco Viejo, and the incredible BioMuseo among others; visiting the Pacific Coast Galeta Point, learning about...

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LSUHS Calendar Corral: March 2019

LSUHS Calendar Corral: March 2019

Because we are a small school focused on experiential learning, we do a ton of cool stuff on campus and off. We also love to share with the community. Homeschool friendly opportunities are denoted with an asterisk *. Some of...

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2019 Spring Open Houses!

2019 Spring Open Houses!

Open House & Geocache Fun!Two dates: March 16 & April 20Incoming 9-12th Grade & GAP year students are welcome to come tour the school facilities and farm. Talk to staff and learn about our programs. There will be a farm trivia geocache on the 40 acres...

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Whole Farm Planning

Whole Farm Planning

History & MissionWe operated a beginning sheep & goat farm in Orange/Culpeper as well as a productive homestead for over 5 years. In January of 2018, we moved our operations to a 40 acre parcel in Charles City County last year with a twofold goal:To...

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