Michigan Schools Closing-Home school option

Jan 10th, 2009 | By | Category: General Homeschool Posts

The economic struggle in Michigan has led to the closing of several public schools.  The closing of these public schools have left many parents scrambling as they search for alternatives. See the Detroit Schools Closed schedule for the last 2 years. And now more bad news from Flint, Michigan.  “FLINT, Michigan — Another year, another round of closings for the Flint School District.” (by Kristin Longley | The Flint Journal).

Many are turning to homeschooling-realizing the value of individualized programs that will allow their children to continue their academics from where they are.

If you are a Michigan family, my heart goes out to you during this time of struggle.  To be faced with the economic downturn while scrambling for an alternative to public schools closing in Michigan is a struggle that I know must be very taxing.

I encourage you to consider homeschooling.

Although it will have its struggles, it is the most rewarding educational opportunity you will ever take.  Not only are you able to cater your program to the needs of your student, but you can build closer relationships, enjoy your children at a whole new level, and realize the freedom that homeschooling in Michigan allows.

It can also be intimidating as you struggle with questions on how to get started.

You don’t have to do it alone.

Bridgeway Homeschool Academy offers help every step of the way, from reviewing prior school records, to placement testing to selecting the right curriculum for your child, they are there for you as you take this exciting yet scary step.  In addition, they are at your back, every step of the way-just pick up the phone to contact your advisor or drop her an e-mail for ideas, help, and encouragement.

You will also receive an accredited transcript and an accredited diploma if you continue to graduation.

If you prefer to do it alone, check out Curriculum Express where you can purchase curriculum at a discount no matter how large your order.

And don’t hesitate to leave your comment.  I am always ready to offer assistance in any way I can.

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  1. Im thinking of homeschooling my will be 3rd grade daughter in Brighton Michigan. I have no idea where to get started or what to do. Any ideas your have would be great.


  2. I’m also from Brighton and am thinking of homeschool my son who’s in 5th grade. How do I begin this adventure?

  3. Start by getting to know your state laws–you can check out the Michigan State Homeschool Laws here. Check out my series on Getting Started in Homeschooling for other specifics on how to begin.
    Your best bet to start is to find out where your son is academically (especially if he is struggling or advanced). You can enroll in a program like Bridgeway Academy where they will provide all testing and help with academic placement and support all year long. Or, you can visit specific curriculum publisher sites and use their placement testing to determine the right level to order for your child (some of these include singaporemath.com; aceministries.com, and saxonmath.com.
    As a first time homeschooler, an academy like Bridgeway Academy is wonderful because the advisors will match the curriculum to your needs–not just the academic level but the teaching approach and the ideal learning style for your home. Because the Academy is not tied to one specific publisher, you have access to some of the top publishers in home education and you can take advantage of the expertise.

  4. This is so encouraging as I am on the path to homeschool my children next year. I am currently homeschooling my pre-kindergartener while having her involved in ballet and two other preschool groups. I really believe the homeschooling option is the best option for their learning as class sizes are becoming too large as they are cramming children into local schools because others have closed. How can a child get the attention they deserve when the teacher has 30+ kids to teach? Thanks for a wonderful post!

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