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As we come to the close of another school year, we want to thank all of the parents out there who sincerely care about their children’s well-being. Without you, our children would grow up not knowing what it means to have someone to trust. Home educators, you make the world a better place, whether or not you realize it. Without you, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to serve.

We always take the time to stop and look back at what we have accomplished over the past year, and we suggest you do the same. Our biggest, most recent accomplishment was moving into the new building. Although it was a time-intensive project, it was really worth it. Just like the years of raising our kids and teaching them about life and the things they need to know, its all worth it. We encourage you to sit down and just talk with your kids. Look back on the past year. Ask them questions about what they thought about the experience, and what they hope to accomplish next year. Let them ask you the same questions. Trust us, it will be worth it.

Is your child interested in attending college? If so, do they know why they want to attend college? We think the answer to this question has a lot to do with whether a person will succeed and enjoy college, or regret the decision. We have guidance counselors available if you would like help discussing this, and all of your options for higher education. Remember, college is just one piece of a puzzle, and it may not fit into your puzzle! Please come by and see us anytime, and we can help you make some of those tougher decisions.

They say our children are our future. We believe that to be true, and home educators, you make the world a better place, one child at a time.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Home schooled students typically score between 15 and 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized academic achievement tests.

The amount of students in home education is close to 2,500,000 and growing 2-8% every year.

Home schooled students are about 9% more likely to graduate college.

Do we have your attention now?

We strongly believe that home education is a great route, if both the parent and child put in the necessary effort. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap. Galations 6:7-9.

Every state allows you to homeschool your children. However, each state has different rules and regulations. Your child may still have to take a required curriculum, or they may have to take standardized testing. Please consult your state’s Board of Education for more information.

Many school districts will help support you and other home schoolers, by providing textbooks, or rooms to meet in. There is almost always at least one home schooling network in every county. These networks can help you by allowing you to meet with other home educators and swap information and compare lesson plans. The children can meet and gain more social interaction to improve their lives. These networks are a powerful tool, please take advantage of them when you can.

One of the biggest advantage of home education, is the ability to add or change the curriculum. While there are certain standards that a student must meet, there are also varying degrees of flexibility. For instance, one of our students started White Glove Windshields, a windshield replacement company, and is very successful. He started learning skills while studying at home. Many “blue collar” careers are lucrative and something to be proud of. We highly encourage parents to pursue varying arrays of subjects.

There are even online classes and curriculum that can help get you started with home education. Many top colleges such as Harvard and MIT have what they call “opencourseware”, where you can access recorded lessons straight from their classes. You can give your child an ivy league education for free! There are also many other programs available to help you keep your child on track. That is one of the benefits of home education: Your child can learn at their pace. If they are falling behind in an area, you can change the teaching method. If they are excelling in another area, you can give them more coursework and keep them interested.

If you are interested in starting home education with your child, please contact us today, and we will be happy to help you get the ball rolling, and you child on a path to greatness.

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Do you ever have doubt about your choice to home school your children? Do your children ever wonder why you chose this route? Well here is a list of famous people who just happen to be home schooled. You can bet that these folks have no qualms about homeschooling. It certainly takes effort to make it work, but it is worth it. From educators, to generals, to inventors, to artists, to presidents, to scientists, to statesmen, to United States supreme court judges, to Writers, to religious leaders, to constitutional convention delegates, and beyond, there is no shortage of those who have succeeded being home schooled. What a great opportunity and responsibility we have to teach our children ourselves, let us take advantage of it, and teach them well!

Educators
Frank Vandiver (President – Texas A&M)
Fred Terman (President – Stanford)
William Samuel Johnson (President Columbia)
John Witherspoon (President of Princeton)

Generals
Stonewall Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton

Inventors
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Cyrus McCormick
Orville Wright & Wilbur Wright

Artists
Claude Monet
Leonardo da Vinci
Jamie Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth
John Singleton Copley

Presidents
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Quincy Adams
James Madison
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Scientists
George Washington Carver
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
Booker T. Washington
Blaise Pascal

Statesmen
Konrad Adenauer
Winston Churchill
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry
William Penn
Henry Clay

United States Supreme Court Judges
John Jay
John Marshall
John Rutledge

Composers
Irving Berlin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anton Bruckner
Felix Mendelssohn
Francis Poulenc

Writers
Hans Christian Anderson
Charles Dickens
Brett Harte
Mark Twain
Sean O’Casey
Phyllis Wheatley
Mercy Warren
Pearl S. Buck
Agatha Christie
C. S. Lewis
George Bernard Shaw

Religious Leaders
Joan of Arc
Brigham Young
John & Charles Wesley
Jonathan Edwards
John Owen
William Cary
Dwight L. Moody
John Newton

Constitutional Convention Delegates

George Washington – First President of the United States
James Madison – Fourth President of the United States
John Witherspoon – President of Princeton University
Benjamin Franklin – Inventor and Statesman
William S. Johnson – President of Columbia College
George Clymer – United States Representative
Charles Pickney III – Governor of South Carolina
John Francis Mercer – United States Representative
George Wythe – Justice of Virginia High Court
William Blount – United States Senator
Richard D. Spaight – Governor of North Carolina
John Rutledge – Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court
William Livingston – Governor of New Jersey
Richard Basset – Governor of Delaware
William Houston – Lawyer
William Few – United States Senator
George Mason

Others

Charles Chaplin – Actor
George Rogers Clark – Explorer
Andrew Carnegie – Industrialist
Noel Coward – Playwright
John Burroughs – Naturalist
Bill Ridell – Newspaperman
Will Rogers – Humorist
Albert Schweitzer – Physician
Tamara McKinney – World Cup Skier
Jim Ryan – World Runner
Ansel Adams – Photographer
Charles Louis Montesquieu – Philosopher
John Stuart Mill – Economist
John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Clara Barton – Founder of the American Red Cross
Abigail Adams – Wife of John Adams
Martha Washington – Wife of George Washington

What makes you different than any of them? Nothing! You can do all that they did and more! Remember to always make learning fun, and give God the glory.

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We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and not as a result of good works.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of Life; they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ.