Homeschool Connections was the first program of its kind in the area. While there were co-ops, there was nothing exactly like our program, which allows you to pick and choose exactly what you need for your child. With our program, you are not required to commit to a full day of classes or volunteer to participate. Instead, we offer your child education a la carte. Additionally, we were one of the first homeschool organizations to make use of Michigan’s SOARCE program.
Unlike many educational programs, we are not bound by a particular curriculum or set of educational choices. We offer a wide variety of classes, covering both traditional topics and unique subjects you don’t typically see in most other educational settings. Our classes are creative and fresh, preparing children well for a lifetime of learning while also nurturing their unique strengths and encouraging out-of-the-box thinking.
To provide the highest-quality learning opportunities and ensure that our classes are tailored to the needs of our students, we often create our own curricula, always with an eye toward the future. Our unique program allows us to cater to our students’ interests, encourage joy in learning, and ensure that children are well prepared for college and life after high school. We are not limited to using particular textbooks or even required to use textbooks at all. Instead, we explore the best ways of teaching each topic, incorporating hands-on learning opportunities and teaching methods appropriate for a variety of learning styles.
At Homeschool Connections, we are always looking for new ways to help parents and support them as they educate their children. We are constantly evaluating our services and offerings to ensure that we’re making the best use of resources to serve our community now and in the future.
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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!