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Getting Started With our Group


  Homeschooling is not simply a choice to school at home. Homeschooling is a lifestyle where parents look for teachable moments throughout their child’s day, recognizing opportunities outside of textbooks and worksheets for learning. Students are not the only learners in this dynamic; parents need to recognize that it is crucial that they grow in knowledge with their students.

The first step towards homeschooling, then, is to visit the library and bookstore and read several resources about homeschooling, learning styles, types of curriculum, organization and record keeping, etc…. Now is the time to sit down as a family and take a hard look at the benefits and caveats of homeschooling.

For our group, once you determine how you are going to go about homeschooling your child, you’ll need to meet with Asbury Academy’s director to do paperwork for your child’s file, transcript requests, and obtain further information about our group. Please email Laura McKenzie at asburyacademy@gmail.com to set up a day and time to meet.

Before you meet with Laura, you should read our member’s manual. While the name on the manual hasn’t been updated to reflect our new name, the information contained in the manual is current.

You can find that manual here: Member Manual

Below is a few more suggested resources to find and read as well as a few online resources. Many homeschooling resources can be found in the local library system.

Ambelside Online A FREE site that provides a great deal of curriculum information. You may feel overwhelmed by all the activities suggested. Keep in mind that you can choose to cover as much as your child is capable of. I've homeschooled 25 years, and I've found that rather than be too ambitious, let your child develop a love of learning and a love of reading and let your child's interests lead to more topics and interests.