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Homeschooler Sails and Carries His Country’s Colors

Homeschooler Simon Gomez Ortiz Carried Colombia’s Flag in International Sailing Competition You see them in the Opening and Closing ceremonies of all Olympic Games: the flag-bearers. Each country chooses one athlete to carry their nation’s flag during ceremonies to kick off and close the prestigious international competition. In November, Bridgeway Academy student Simon Gomez Ortiz […] READ MORE

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Christmas Break Homeschooling

Ah, Christmas. Our family looks forward to this season all year long, but early on in my homeschooling years, I found this time of year stressful and overwhelming. Why? Because I always took on too much and forgot to enjoy the season for what it is, a time to put aside the to-do lists and […] READ MORE

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Holiday Bucket List for Homeschoolers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season. During the next two weeks our family—and hopefully yours—will be doing less school and more intentional, fun family time to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. How can you make the most of this season without sacrificing your homeschooling routine and jeopardizing the momentum you’ve […] READ MORE

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Online High School Gymnast Lands Stanford Scholarship

In November, Bridgeway Academy online high school student Taylor Lawson achieved a lifelong dream by signing a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and compete in gymnastics at Stanford University. My main goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon, which I know this university will help me accomplish, and athletically, I want to […] READ MORE

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Holiday Homeschooling Survival Guide

Many of us look forward to the holiday season all year long; I know my children do! But for some of us, the holidays are more hectic than enjoyable. As homeschooling parents, our season is often filled with juggling packages and paperwork, advent and arithmetic, and it can all feel overwhelming. If you’re feeling more […] READ MORE

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How to Know if Your Homeschool Curriculum Is Working

As a young homeschool mother, I chose many different kinds of curriculum in an effort to find the “perfect” fit. I soon found out that no homeschool curriculum is perfect because the curriculum is just a tool. But, finding a curriculum that matches your needs, your child’s needs, and one that keeps your learners challenged […] READ MORE

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Meet Our Academic Advisors: Shannon Kull

There is perhaps nothing Shannon Kull enjoys more than photographing her family spending quality time together. She, husband Rick and pre-teen daughter Abigail love bowling, skating and just about every activity they can do as a family. Well, maybe with the exception of ziplining. Shannon, who is one of Bridgeway Academy’s talented academic advisors for […] READ MORE

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Student Showcase: Singing the Praises of Homeschooling

Singing in public could give a lot of teenagers – homeschooling or not – a sudden panic attack. Try singing in public on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Or singing in front of a packed house at the Kennedy Center. Rebecca and Raquel Sorto-Robles, twin sisters and Bridgeway Academy homeschool students, […] READ MORE

Thanksgiving Traditions

5 Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions for Homeschoolers

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Just thinking about Thanksgiving makes my heart smile and my mouth water! And it’s not just the turkey and my sister’s sweet potato pie that I’m thinking about. Thanksgiving is a holiday rich in beautiful history, born out of the principles I want to teach my children, and […] READ MORE