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Why Homeschool?

  Home schooling is the fastest growing alternative to classroom education in the country. According to the Wall Street Journal, over 2.5 million children in the U.S. are currently home schooled, and this number is increasing by 15-20% each year. 

 There are many reasons why parents choose to home school. One reason for home schooling is to achieve academic success that focuses on the student’s interests, ability, and learning style. In the home school environment curriculum can be tailored to the needs, interests and learning style of all students. Curriculum can be enriched for the student who works quickly or the curriculum can be accommodated for the student with special needs. Also, supplemental curriculum (intervention) can be used for students who need additional time to internalize the material.

 Another reason to home school is to prevent exposure to unsocial or dangerous environments. Increasing evidence of violence in the classroom is a cause for concern for many parents and home schooling provides a safe environment for students.

 The third reason that parents choose to home school is to teach specific religious or philosophical values and beliefs. Lastly, home schooling usually strengthens the bond between the student and the parent-turned teacher. As parents and students read, write, and explore new interests together, an often-unexpected closeness develops.

 These are all excellent reasons for choosing an individualized and personal approach to learning for students, but choosing a curriculum and a support system to assist with the home school decision can be daunting. Fortunately, OLT is able to provide a quality solution.

 Please send questions and/or concerns to Jan Bradburn, the Director of Classical Learning Academy. We would be happy to have the opportunity to answer your questions or concerns. In addition, we would appreciate if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete a home schooling needs survey. Your response will help us to improve and tailor our courses.

Why homeschool with CLA?

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Updated August 25, 2008, by Max Combs