Friday, July 01, 2005

When will you children have a chance to socialize? Home-school critics ask. The answer is simple they socialize when we go to church, when our home-school groups get together for field trips, when they go to their youth groups, when they play recreational sports, and when they get together with their friends to just "hang-out".
My youngest son's soccer team won first place in the U14B District Soccer Competition in Gulfport, MS this year and went on to the State Competition in Tupelo, MS.

Link to Ocean Springs Soccer Organizations website

Why home-school?

Home-schoolers, home -school for a variety of reasons. I home -school because we felt like the Jackson County Public Schools were failing our children, and that we could do a better job educating them. We must have been right our 16 year old starts college this August. He scored a 28 on the ACT and was eligible for early admission.

The advantages of home-schooling
1. Allows students to work at their own pace.
2. Allows students to study in depth areas that really interest them.
3. A flexible schedule
4. One on One instruction.

How can you home-school?

First register your children with the school attendance officer for your school district as home-schooled. Mississippi laws concerning home-schooling

Second choose your curriculum. I use the HomeSchool SuperCenter

Third find a support group. One I recommend is the PEAK Group for the Gulf Coast