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?
Homeschooling Can Be an Excellent Choice for Students Who are Unfairly Treated in Traditional Schools
When it comes to students with different or exceptional learning needs or disabilities, traditional school settings sometimes don’t work. Children are labeled, passed around, bullied by their peers, and often just swept under the rug.
From a very young age it was clear that Bailey Gambertoglio was meant for the stage. Bailey was an outgoing child, interacting with people and children of all ages, and taking every moment as a chance to explore her world with enthusiasm. And Bailey never stopped exploring. As the youngest of 3, her siblings have all experimented with the stage before her, paving the way for Bailey’s own career to bloom.
Homeschooling Student Spotlight: Ashley Zinsmeyer – Teaching and Learning are a Never-Ending Circle of Love, Faith, and GrowthJul 22nd, 2012 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Featured Articles, Student Showcase
Ashley Zinsmeyer both began and finished her high-school curriculum through homeschooling, and found it to be a rewarding experience that bolstered her faith and fostered joy in both learning and teaching others. Read in her own words about her experiences with Bridgeway Academy and the BJU Press partnership , which strives to make solid Christian principles the foundation of every course in order to give students a positive, faith-based vision for the future.
“Everybody has something that excites them. It’s up to homeschoolers to go out and look for a club or sport team in their area. Then get connected, make friends … and have fun! “said Kendall Murphy of Modesto, California. And she should know. Kendall’s life is a whirlwind of schooling and extra-curricular activities. But she doesn’t miss a beat.
Did you ever imagine that the world of homeschooling could be filled with big game animals, dangerous hunts, and wild adventure on far away continents? Bridgeway Academy student McKenzie Sims of Evanston, Wyoming – and star of the television show “Young Blood” on the Outdoor Channel – tells us firsthand how exciting the life of a homeschooler can actually be with the right opportunities!