Jessica Parnell | Homeschooling Help and Tips | Bridgeway Academy

20+ years of experience as a homeschool mom and evaluator, I have had the privilege of meeting homeschoolers that take a variety of approaches to their education. It’s our job to ensure that we’re raising each child to fulfill their individual purpose and when we can teach in a way that inspires them, we are on our way to homeschool success.

Recharge Your Year with Bridgeway Academy!

Making the switch to homeschooling in the middle of the school year may sound a little daunting, but it’s completely doable. And, if you’re child isn’t thriving or has lost their love for learning, it’s the best choice you can make. From requesting transcripts to choosing the best curriculum, our process makes switching mid-year easier […] READ MORE

Our Best Holiday Homeschool Schedule

As a homeschool mom of over 15 years and a speaker at homeschool conferences, one of the questions I hear most often is “how do I plan out our homeschool day?” Finding a successful homeschool schedule and routine is at the top of every homeschool parents’ wish list, mine included! It’s hard enough to get […] READ MORE

Blended Learning in Homeschooling

Teaching has always been a passion of mine. In my earliest years in the education profession, experiencing the joy of planning for and presenting learning opportunities as a fourth-grade teacher was exhilarating! One of the most enjoyable elements of that planning was the creativity behind the presentation the students would engage in during the lessons. […] READ MORE

The Best Earth Science Projects and Labs

My oldest is in 6th grade this year. We’re both excited, and a little nervous, as we jump into a more formal Earth Science course. Don’t get me wrong — we’ve done lots of science in the past because it’s one of his favorite subjects. But middle school is higher stakes. I want to ensure […] READ MORE

Roadschooling Without Getting Left Behind

My husband is a homebody. He’d rather be home than anywhere else. The kids and I, however, are often bit with the travel bug and have been known to give in to our wanderlust throughout the year with short mini vacations. But, what about those times when you’re away for a long period, maybe on […] READ MORE

Choosing an Online High School Homeschooling Program

If you’re researching online homeschool programs, you’re in good company. Each year, thousands of families choose to move to online homeschooling because of the flexibility, engaging lessons, fun topics, and safe environment. Online high school programs are rich in learning, convenient, and challenging. But not all online high school homeschool programs are built alike. If […] READ MORE

The Best Summer Homeschool Reading Ideas

Summer is a time when our family loves to be outdoors and active. From hiking and biking to swimming in the lake, you name the activity and we’ve probably tried it (or want too!). But, if your family is like mine, you’ve got at least one bookworm who would much rather stay on the shore […] READ MORE

How to Earn PE Credits During the Summer

There are times during the year when our family is super-active. We hike, we bike, we swim, etc. But, there are other times when, while we aren’t couch potatoes, we don’t do as much as we should. During winter, we are busy with the holidays, and then the season of “catch up and push through […] READ MORE

Summer Learning for Homeschoolers

Summer is often full of lazy, hazy days, where we prioritize family and fun. And that is important! However, it can also create “summer brain” that lasts long into the school year. Come August, many children are reluctant to work, slow to get started, easily distracted, and longing for the ease of summer. Help your […] READ MORE