Homeschool Connections strives to delight our community in many ways. We work tirelessly to provide classes that teach critical skills, impart valuable knowledge, and encourage joy in learning. We offer classes that cater to the needs and interests of our student body and consider its input in determining what to teach, when to teach it, and how to teach it. We focus not only on offering interesting, fun, high-quality courses that feed the mind in the present but also on ensuring that our students receive top-notch preparation for college and life after high-school.
Our campus supervisors maintain contact with students and parents, taking the pulse of the campus and using feedback from our community to plan classes for the next semester. Taking this one step further, we deliver our classes in formats that make sense for our students, adapting our courses to suit them rather than expecting them to adapt to formats less effective for home-educated students.
We also delight our community by making learning convenient. We position campuses where there is an established need and easy access. If we discover a need for a new location, we are happy to set up a Homeschool Connections campus in that area. Our goal is to serve the homeschool community wherever it may need us.
Since we understand how priceless each child is to his or her family, we choose only the best, most-dedicated staff members to keep our campuses safe and comfortable. The people we choose to care for and guide your children on campus are enthusiastic about our program, committed to its values, and steadfast in ensuring that students and their families have the best possible experience each time they step foot on campus.
Of course, there’s more to our program than just academics, and we also delight our community by facilitating connections and providing a place to have fun and belong. We are proactive in introducing students to students and parents to parents, helping our families feel supported and understood. We also support a full range of field trips, special events, and service opportunities that not only contribute to a well-rounded education but also provide a great deal of fun.
Making things easy for parents is also top on our list of ways we strive to delight our community. To this end, we use class management software that provides families with quick, easy, reliable access to grades and other student records. And because we recognize that a hassle is the last thing any home educator needs, we work to provide top-notch customer service, without excuse or exception.
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Homeschool Bill - HB 4808 - Needs Support
ATTENTION ALL HOMESCHOOLERS AND EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS HOMESCHOOLING FREEDOMS...
Below is a press release from State Representative Reilly's office.
Rep. Reilly bill to defend privacy for homeschool students
State Rep. John Reilly introduced legislation to protect homeschooling families from a planned requirement that they submit
Educational Development Plans to a local school district.
Education Development Plans are academic and career evaluations, mandated by the state’s Department of Education for
all public school students starting in the seventh grade.
“Credible sources have reported to my office that the state Department of Education will seek a regulation to require all homeschool students taking more than two courses at a virtual academy to submit an Education Development Plan,” said Reilly, a member of the House Education Reform Committee. “We have thousands of homeschoolers across the state of Michigan that are thriving in virtual academies thanks to new found cooperation between homeschooling parents and local school districts. Maintaining student privacy has been integral in forging these new great relationships.”
House Bill 4808 was introduced today and has been assigned to the Education Reform Committee.
“We cannot jeopardize the educational progress and freedom for approximately 50,000 homeschool students in Michigan,” Reilly said. “They are doing well, so we have to make sure this co-operative relationship can continue without any limitations or invasions of privacy.”
You can read more here: http://gophouse.org/rep-reilly-bill-defend-privacy-homeschool-students/
How can we help?
1) Send this to everyone who wants to help preserve our homeschooling freedoms
2) Contact your state reps (only your representatives please!)
3) If your state representatives is on the education committee, please encourage them to pass this bill and protect our homeschooling freedoms!