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At Bridgeway Academy we believe that every child has incredible potential. And when you design learning around that child, you open doors to an incredible future. That is why our 5 step process is so important-because our desire is to meet the needs of both you and your child!


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- Cindy G. Belview, VA

"Bridgeway Academy was the best decision we ever made. My son has moved from a kid who hated school to one who is planning where he will go to college! Homeschooling has made all the difference and without Bridgeway I would never have taken that step."

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Your personal Admissions Representative will meet with you to discuss your needs, your hopes and your goals for the year. Because our programs are customized to you and your child, we take the time to get to know you and your budget so we can help determine the right fit. And our admissions representatives are Bridgeway experts so bring your most challenging homeschooling-questions-if we don't know the answer, we will find it for you!

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After discussing your budget, academic needs, and homeschooling goals, your Admissions Representative will work with you to choose the perfect Bridgeway package. They'll explain exactly what you'll get with your purchase and walk you through the enrollment process. Our goal is to make it easy to begin one of the most rewarding journeys you will ever take!

- Mark P. Allentown, PA

"At Bridgeway the different levels of membership made it easy and affordable to make the right choice. With Total Care we get personal help when we need it and the Customized package made finding the right curriculum simple."

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Bridgeway's customized learning plan is based on your child's unique learning style, needs, and goals. Your child will take math and language arts academic placement tests to ensure he is placed in the right courses. And our learning and personality style assessments not only give you better insight into how your child learns but also helps your academic advisor find the perfect fit for your child.

- Tim S. Austin, TX

"Data is my life so the learning style assessment was right up my alley! I was impressed with the results. Both of my kids ended up with courses that really did fit who they are. Now they are learning, having fun and doing great!"

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Your personal advisor will meet with you to go over your child's assessment results, discuss your goals and select a customized curriculum that best suits your individual child. And if you are a Bridgeway Support or Total Care family, this is just the beginning! Your advisor will walk with you every step of the way-from the moment you first connect to the day you watch your graduate cross the stage to accept that hard earned diploma.

- Sarah A. from Portland, Oregon (Grade 8)

"It's great to know that my Academic Advisor understands my challenges and is willing to help whenever I need her. It's like I have a whole new family that genuinely cares! It makes the experience at Bridgeway Academy really unique."

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Within 2 weeks you'll receive your child's curriculum and personalized instructor guides for each course. Your Bridgeway Academy Instructor guides make it easy to walk through your curriculum and even provide ample ideas to add fun, additional help or more in-depth learning to each course. You choose what to include and what to ignore based on what excites and inspires your child. And if you have any questions after reviewing your materials your personal advisor is ready to help. If you've selected our online program, your package includes our Bridgeway note-taking and study guides, designed to help your child develop note-taking and study skills that will carry on throughout high school and beyond.

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- Linda S. Edson, AB

"It is so nice to have the freedom to do what interests us. Knowing that the instructor guides outline everything for the year means I get to focus on the kids. As a former "do it yourselfer", you cannot imagine how freeing it is to know that we have everything we need and that Bridgeway is taking care of my records and requirements!"

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Health Courses for the Homeschool

Health Courses for the Homeschool

Health instruction is essential and builds the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. It can also be a fun class that is less rigorous than your core courses.

Before you set out to purchase or design your own health course, check your science scope and sequence. With many publishers, health is built right in to your science textbook.

However, if you don’t find it in your science curriculum, there are five major topics covered in most health courses. Touch on these through discussions, field trips, or using a specific course purchased through a homeschool curriculum site such aswww.curriculumexpress.com.

  1. Nutrition
    1. Meal planning. Have your child plan out the meals for a week and do a nutritional analysis on the ingredients.
    2. Read the labels for your favorite snacks and chart out your findings
    3. Visit a local health food store–many store owners will enjoy sharing their knowledge with a captive audience.
  2. Personal Hygiene
    1. Encourage regular hygiene–hair, skin and nails
    2. Brushing teeth
    3. Visit a dentist office to discuss potential dental problems
    4. Research various difficulties and diseases associated with unclean nails, hair, and body parts such as worm, lice, rashes, etc.
  3. Healthy Lifestyles
    1. Discuss the dangers of drugs and alchohol
    2. Essentials of gaining the right amount of sleep
    3. Exercise–a fun activity: exercise every day for one week, then take a week off. Note the difference in how you feel.
    4. Set up an exercise challenge–lay out goals and chart progress
  4. Safety
    1. Fire Safety–This is a biggie and should be included every year. Use books like No Dragons for Tea to teach young children proper responses to a fire; visit a fire company; request fire safety books from your local fire company; have your child draw up an escape plan outlining the escape routes from all rooms in your home; conduct a few fire drills throughout the school year–be sure to cover this topic. Believe it or not, I have seen schools push to have students placed back into school on this issue alone.
    2. Bike Safety
    3. Safety in the home–using a stove, using knives, unplugging appliances, etc.
  5. Growth and Development
    1. For younger children: make a book about the human body with this pdf file.http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/profbooks/ bodybook.pdf
    2. Discuss the growth and development process at age appropriate times.

If you are a member of Bridgeway Academy, visit our Members Only site and link to a fun and educational health site for elementary students or take our free health elective designed for students in grades 6-12.

Jessica L. Parnell is a homechool consultant and evaluator as well as the principal ofBridgeway Homeschool Academy, a fully accredited international homeschool academy that has been serving the homeschool community since 1989.? For more of? Jessica’s thoughts and ideas visit her personal blog at ? Homeschooling Help – From One Homeschool Mom to Another

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