How To Be Prepared For College Life

I just finished my first year of college and I cannot believe how fast it went by! In that short period of time (about 9 months) I learned more things about how to survive independently than I learned in my 18 years before college. I want to share a few tips with you, incoming freshman, […] READ MORE

The Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum Part 1

Writing. For some the word brings joy, others dread. Writing and teaching students to write is polarizing, often beloved or dreaded by students and teachers alike. Learning to write well and communicate in written word is critical, but it can often cause battles that derail learning. So, how do you tackle teaching writing in a […] READ MORE

Why Do Summer Homeschool Programs?

Summer Homeschool Programs Ah! The Dog Days of summer. The days when we can kick back and relax, enjoy the sun, hit the pool and just bask in the fact that there is no homework; there are no school obligations; there are no early mornings…For some that sounds absolutely glorious. For others, not so much. […] READ MORE

Bridgeway-community-service-students

Summer Serving: The Benefits of Community Service

Summer is coming and, for many homeschooling families, it is a time to relax, recoup, and reconnect with family. Many of us find ourselves frazzled by the end of the year focused on finishing up our lesson plans, tying up loose ends, and bringing the school year to a successful close. Let’s face it, by […] READ MORE

Bridgeway-homeschool-academy-back-to-school-the-right-way

Teaching Reading to Homeschoolers: Learning Style Resources

Learning to read is one of the most important milestones in a child’s young life and education. Reading opens the doors to learning and sets the stage for a lifetime of imagination, understanding, and accomplishment. Being able to read and comprehend what’s being read is both a pleasure and a required life skill. That’s why […] READ MORE

The Best Learning Style Resources for Homeschoolers

Understanding your child’s learning style and speaking their learning language is critical if you want them to fully engage, understand, and master concepts. But it can be hard to implement learning style resources into homeschool lesson plans daily. Sometimes it seems like a chore to find and gather the learning style resources and then try […] READ MORE

Homeschool Programs and Elite Athletes: A Student Showcase

Some families decide to homeschool out of a strong desire to home educate, some are forced to because of circumstances, and other families, like the Overstreet family, never imagined or considered homeschooling. However, after stumbling into a homeschool program, the Overstreet family found benefits and joys they never expected. They soon discovered that homeschooling can do more than just bring families closer together. Homeschool programs  have the power to […] READ MORE

Bridgeway-7-keys-to-homeschool-success-part-2

Best Hands-On Spring Homeschool Lesson Plans

It’s spring, and for many families the end of the school year is in sight. After a long, cold winter the last thing we want to do is sit inside at a desk or table and look outside at the beautiful sunshine. And as homeschooling families, we don’t have to! While nature walks, hiking, and […] READ MORE

10 Things Every Young Mom Needs To Know

It’s almost Mother’s Day and many around our nation are wondering what great Mother’s Day gift they should give and how to truly honor mom. If you’re a mother like me, you’re most likely not thinking about gifts and flowers, but considering your role, the good times and bad, and the blessings hearing the word […] READ MORE

How to Encourage Arts and Music Education in Homeschooling

This is a guest post by Brenda Farrell, Director of Applications for Bridgeway Academy I have five children, all of whom have strengths in art and music. In fact, now that they are grown, four of them have chosen careers in music and visual arts. My youngest child plans to go into a career in […] READ MORE