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Homeschooling in Huntsville
There are plenty of organizations that offer quality kid’s programs that are full of STEM and STEAM, and we wanted to list them all right here in case you need a fix.
We’ve been providing information about education here on RCM since 2011, and homeschooling is just one of those topics we’ve covered. We’ve collected a list of “Homeschool’s Greatest Hits” of our most popular posts.
How to set up your home to encourage more experienced-based learning.
We had the pleasure of visiting Solomon’s Academy recently, and really enjoyed our class. Solomon’s Academy is a classroom alternative providing Saturday classes, homeschool classes, and Summer camps. I believe this is a valuable local resource for home and public schoolers alike! Lisa Culbertson, entrepreneur of Solomon’s Academy, LLC, has more than 15 years of […]
I recently attended a homeschooling conference where games (both table-top and video/app) were discussed as a way to hone skills like math, critical thinking, reading, and spelling for success in academic studies. The handout for the workshop listed 24 different topics (and related games) from art to engineering and from biology to money management skills. […]
School has started back and with it the start of team sports. Some think this is one of the downsides of homeschooling: the lack of organized sports for those not in traditional school. But as our list will show, there are plenty of options – some unique – for team-based sports in the Rocket City […]
Every year, kids across the country pose for their “first day of school” photos – new school supplies in backpacks, hair combed, clothing neat, sometimes smiling faces. It’s a tradition you can see propagated across social media, a rite of passage and a milestone marking a brand-new year. But what do homeschoolers do for that […]
The following is a compilation of resources for parents who have decided to homeschool or are considering that option in Huntsville and Madison County, AL.
Imagine learning science, history, and American culture through the National Parks as part of your homeschool experience. Or having a professional writer (with a PhD in literature) teaching you language arts. Then, you’re allowed to follow your interests and come back to your teacher and discuss what you’ve learned. That’s what homeschool is like for […]
Doresa homeschools her three children (an 8 year old son in third grade and 6 year old boy/girl twins in first grade) in the Greater Huntsville area. They cover the fundamentals (reading, arithmetic, writing) in the morning, but when afternoon rolls around, things get really interesting. Theirs is a STEAM-based homeschool encompassing science, technology, engineering, […]
Alyson lives in the Huntsville area and is homeschooling her two children, ages 8 and 12. She has homeschooled the 8-year-old since Kindergarten. She’s homeschooled the 12-year-old for a total of 3 years. Why Homeschool? One of the major reasons Alyson’s family started homeschooling is both children work above grade level and have been identified […]
If you’re an educator, Scout leader, or homeschooling family your life just got a little easier, all thanks to a revamped program recently launched by the Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Educational Escapes is a free field trip planning service for student and youth group leaders interested in curriculum-based, fun, and exciting educational […]
I have a friend who, after many months of contemplating homeschooling her children, has made up her mind to start after this school year is over. This is an open letter to her, and to anyone else out there who’s finally made the decision…or leaning heavily in that direction. Dear S –, Your family’s decision […]
If you homeschool and live in Madison County, you’ll want to read all of Karen’s posts in this popular series. You’ll also want to mark your calendars for February 8th, where RCM be hosting the 2014 Learning Expo at the US Space & Rocket Center. This free event will highlight independent/private schools, magnet programs, homeschooling resources, education-related […]
As a homeschooler, I struggle with what counts as school. I know that may sound like an easy thing to figure out, but the lines are often blurred. There’s some education that happens outside of our formal curriculum and is important enough to count towards the 180 day legal requirement for days in school. Last […]
I am not, nor will I ever be, someone who sits down and spends huge amounts of time creating a full-on calendar with daily schedules for the entire school year. Lesson plan, schemesson plan. I’m not one to have a fixed routine (unless morning coffee counts). I like flexibility. And I’ve never wanted to replicate […]
I’m sure you already know all these websites; but did you know they’re rich with resources for homeschooling families? Take a look… YouTube – the Ultimate Video Supplement YouTube is more than just cat videos and music. There you can find videos on just about any educational topic you can think of. For example, I’ve […]
If you’re considering homeschooling or just getting started, this list is for you. And this isn’t even an exhaustive list! There are many other learning opportunities through co-ops, church schools, and private tutors; however, this list is specifically about organizations that have no school affiliation and are open to everyone. The Huntsville area has many […]
Over the past few months, a few friends (okay, only two, but I’ve had the question before) have come to me expressing interest in homeschooling and have asked about curriculum choices. Forget about “Will I make my kid weird?” or “How will I keep from going crazy?” “What curriculum should I choose?” comes up A […]