Living and homeschooling in Costa Rica may be quite different from what you would envision. This month, we would like to highlight an international family who made the homeschool transition in 2012 in response to their youngest daughter’s burgeoning music career. So continue onward for a fascinating interview and an international learning lesson!
A Bridgeway Academy Student Showcase with Gymnast Alexandra Lacey
It’s just another day on the ranch in Amarillo. After waking in the early morning hours, the Pope family fits in a little homeschool work before tackling the many barn chores that await. Most attach a negative connotation to chores, but the Pope children LOVE their barn chores.
We caught up with Bridgeway student Sophia Kontos to receive an education on the Olympic sport of Judo.
Sohpia Kontos never intended to be a homeschool student. And she never thought she would rocket to the Junior Olympic National Championships of Judo in only one year of time. Things are happening for Sohpia Kontos and her family, and they’re all good things.
Riley Prochaska has always had a deep passion for robotics. His love for building robots and his intense desire to invent and design uses for robots started as early as the age of 4 yrs. old. Before he could actually build a robot, he would tape parts together to visualize his idea.
Who knew the World Championships would be in his future?
At times, being a homeschool family can become enormously overwhelming. It can begin to feel like chaos. Nothing seems to go right. Curriculum choices are hard. Scheduling is even harder. Money dries up, and budget belts tighten. Children feel the tension, and respond in kind. You begin to walk the frightening line of lost faith.
This Bridgeway Academy Student Has Traveled the Globe and Widened Her Horizons – Considerably!
Born in the foreign land of Manama, Bahrain, while her father served abroad in the U.S. military, Caroline McClelland is no stranger to the diversity and experiences found in foreign lands. As her parents moved from country to country, Caroline and her two siblings bounced back and forth between different forms of schooling depending on their wants and needs at the time.
When a Child is Given a Special Gift, How Do Parents Manage its Growth and Maturation?
It is a very basic Christian principle that God has a purpose for each person in life, and that we are given special gifts with which to accomplish our tasks and reach our potential. Sometimes, discovering our talents is a long and arduous journey, and fraught with struggle well into adulthood. In other cases, a purpose is dropped in the laps of children so early in life that determining how to shape it becomes an overwhelming task for parents.
Why home school and athletes are a great combination!
With the recent fervor of the London Olympics, gymnastics fever is at an all time high. But the most difficult aspect of competitive gymnastics is the amount of time and dedication it takes to train – and the commitment involved from every single member of the family.
Bridgeway’s Own Cody Jackson’s Gift of Giving Continues Onward, Even When 911 “Season” Ends
There are many of us who enjoy giving – we volunteer at local events, at places of worship, we donate money to hurricane victims or others in need, and work hard to get abandoned pets good homes. We strive to do a good job, and we feel pleased to see our hard efforts help others. Then we’ve done our good deeds for the year… Right?