Follow our standard registration procedure with the following exception:
The Annual Study Plan submitted within thirty (30) days of enrollment will cover only one semester, or the time period from your registration until the end of our calendar year (July 31). A new study plan will be submitted by September 15 for the next academic year.
A gentle transition will benefit you and your student.
You have thirty days to submit a study plan. Take your time.
Consider why you are homeschooling and how best to meet the needs of your child.
Transitioning from public school to home school requires a mental re-set.
Don't try to replicate "school at home."
Invest time in learning how your child learns.
Create engaging learning spaces.
Anywhere from a dedicated area in the den or living room to the kitchen table and backyard. Some children benefit from one set study area. Others need to move around. Accommodate your child's learning style. Consider reading in the living room, math at the kitchen table or spread out on the living room floor, geography with colorful wall maps, history timelines, and language learning or spelling games while traveling in the car for errands.
Adapt your space with white boards and colored markers, Montessori teaching aids and hands-on project material to stimulate learning. Easy-to-reach supplies for little ones, a backyard garden or obstacle course for outdoor play and needed breaks, motivational posters, and a basket full of books in a comfy reading nook.
Homeschooling is a lifestyle - children will learn from a broad range of daily activities, including home chores, community service, and pursuing personal interests.
Be patient with yourself and your child!
Praise to reprimand ratio at 2:1 or higher improves behavior and focus dramatically!
Enjoy the Journey!