The educational options available to students are as varied as their preferred learning style. Public school, private school, exchange programs and boarding school are some of the options available to students as they pursue their education. One method of schooling you may not be as familiar with, but that has seen a surge in families enrolling in, is homeschooling. If this is news to you, you may be wondering why more students are choosing this option. Why a student and their family may choose homeschooling is unique to each student’s situation, but ultimately it provides more flexibility for the student’s needs and lifestyle.
Athletic Training: Premiere athletes dedicate as much time as possible to their training and often traditional school hours conflict with the demands of their sport. Between practices, nutritional regiments, time spent in the gym and competitions, athletes find it hard to balance the demands of both school and sport. Home school allows student athletes to dedicate the time necessary to their sport, while still investing the required hours needed to obtain academic credits. By being able to study and learn on a flexible schedule, student athletes find that homeschooling allows them to be successful both on the field and in the classroom.
Bullying and Social Anxiety: Despite teacher and administrator’s best efforts, bullying still exists within schools. When experienced, bullying becomes an all encompassing issue for the student who is dealing with it. When students are worried about the conflict they are in with others, it affects both their health and their academic performance. Similarly, for students who experience social anxiety, attending school everyday can be daunting and intimidating. For these students, making it through the day becomes the priority; which may make it difficult for them to achieve the marks that are indicative of their abilities. In these situations, homeschooling provides a safe and familiar environment where students can focus on their studies and not tension and anxiety.
Early Graduation: When students are on the homeschooling program, it allows them to work through the material at a pace that is comfortable for them. Students work through the material as they are ready, which for many students means that they can fast track and graduate early. Homeschooling makes this possible because students are no longer waiting for the rest of the class to complete an activity before they can move on; they are able to learn at a pace that is designed for them. For homeschooling Student Den student Brooklyn B, age 17, she found that homeschooling allowed her to “be my most productive self, which led to my early graduation.”
The reasons for homeschooling are as diverse as the student and we are here to help! We can support your student in a way that is fully customized for them! With flexible hours, programs and services we take the time to learn about your student and their scholarly needs.
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Robert came to us after his first semester of 10th grade. He had below a 2.0 GPA, had failed some classes in the first semester, and his single mom was at her wits end. She went to the guidance counselor at school and the guidance counselor recommended the Student Den. The first week, like most students, Robert did not want to be there. The second week he was more tolerant, and by the third week, he was sold. His grades were improving, the relationship with his mother at home was improving, and his self-confidence was soaring. In the fourth quarter, he got all A’s and one B to end the year. The Student Den and his EmpowerMate™, turned his academic life around in 20 weeks.
Kathy M. (mom)
Homework was always a stressful struggle in our family. As a full-time working mom I hated our family time was spent arguing! Now homework is done and assignments and tests prepared for, and we can enjoy each other.
Lauren B. (College Student)
Thank you so much for all of your help! I don’t know how, but you taught me to get organized. I wouldn’t have gotten through college applications without you, AND I loved that welcome bump in my math scores.
Samantha C. (Peer Mentor)
As an EmpowerMate™, I have seen kids improve so much. Students learn more from other students because they learn study skills from someone who has JUST been there, and often we even know the teachers!
Ezraa K. (Mom)
“ The Student Den came into the life of our family at a critical moment. Their caring and thoughtful approach to helping our child reach his potential has been essential to his success. ”