We are committed to helping homeschoolers make it over the long-haul. Those who have been homeschooling sometimes struggle with burnout. We would encourage you to take some time to refresh yourself as a homeschooling parent by taking our Able to Teach course.
Our organization is called Family Academy and “Family” is our first name because we exist to strengthen and support families. “Academy” is our last name because we believe in learning, and Academy also connotes “excellence”. Our world needs excellent families and that only comes through commitment by parents to find the best way for their children. We believe that is more likely to be found through homeschooling than any other way. Family Academy’s main purpose is to help any dedicated parent fulfill the challenge of home-centered learning.
As children move into their adolescent years, parents may need additional support to continue homeschooling. For families who live in the State of Washington with junior high and older students, we recommend checking out Academy Northwest, our accredited private school extension program with over thirty-five years of experience. Through enrollment in Academy Northwest, you and your student will be served via weekly instruction / classes, phone appointments, and email. Also, Homeschooling the High Schooler (pdf) by Candice Childs and Diana McAlister provides a great wealth of ideas and methods when working with older students.
For those who are living in other States, we are launching a community program to bring together Christian teachers to work directly with you in reaching your goals for your children. To learn what is available in your State and area, please contact us.
You might also want to develop a local program through your church. Check out our information for pastors and church leaders.