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Old 27-04-2004, 05:41   #1
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Has anyone here used a home school program while sailing? This will be my daughter's last year in public school and I need to look at options.

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Old 27-04-2004, 08:49   #2
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I have the same interest. I have bought some used Calvert School books off of ebay. We are going to try these part time this summer with my son and daughter. We are still over a year from pulling them from school and leaving.

Now may be a good time to look for used materials as kids are wrapping up their school year.

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We left last week for about 14 months. Our daughter is in 10th grade and we are using Texas Tech's high school plan. Laura will get a diploma if she finishes, or she can return to high school and these classes will be accepted toward her graduation.
She started these classes in January. What I have noticed, Laura really has to learn the information, she is not just learning enough to pass a test. Good luck.
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Home School

Homeschool Help.
Take a look at the May-June 2004 online issue of Home Education Magazine at

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Alger Learning Center, 121 Alder Dr., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284; 800-595-2630, ,
Private high school in Washington state that offers a national distance learning program that supports unschooling.

American School, 2200 East 170th St, Lansing, IL 60438; 800-531-9268, 708-418-2800
Accredited non-profit educational institution offering high school courses.

Calvert School, 105 Tuscany Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210: 410-243-6030, 410-366-0674; ,
K-8 home school curriculum, packaged, classical, includes books, tests, materials and supplies for K-8.

Clonlara School Home Based Education Program, 1289 Jewett St, Ann Arbor, MI , 48104; , 734-769-4515;,
Fully accredited, individualized learning programs for all age and grade levels. CompuHigh program offered via the Internet.

Curriculum Services, 26801 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs, FL 34135; 877-702-1419, 941-992-6381, 941-992-6473 fax;,
Curriculum Services sells complete programs (K-12) through the mail to home educators throughout the United States, US Territories, and Canada.

Home School Academy, 334 2nd Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032-2501 ; 800-863-1474, 610-266-7817 fax;,
Curriculum for grades K-12.

Keystone National High School, School House Station, 420 West Fifth St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; 800-255-4937;,
High school program, single course or complete enrollment.

Laurel Springs School, PO Box 1440, Ojai, CA 93024; 800-377-5890, 805-646-2473;,
Customized curricula for K-12, online instruction for older kids.

Oak Meadow School, PO Box 740, Putney, VT 05346; 802-387-2021;,
K-12 correspondence courses, including online courses for PreK-12.

Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., 8042 South Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122-2705 ; 303-730-6292, 303-795-8668 Fax;,
Christian literature-based curriculum for grades K-12
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I have nothing that I can ask now Gord. Wow! I think you gave me more information than I can use! Thanks
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But wait, there's more!

Try this website - it lists lots of schools. The woman who runs the site has homeschooled her kids up to college age and much of that was on a cruise:

Also, she has a website about boatschooling:
Don't use a big word when a diminutive
one will suffice.
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Kids Schooling on boats

check out the cruising website

there is a section for children - see "children cruising" in the full index
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Home School Building - Grand Rapids, MI

Before we left on our cruise in 2003, we found the resources at the Home School Building to be invaluable. They have a well stocked bookstore, and ran a brief seminar on getting started in homeschooling. We returned home last summer and were fortunate to be able to have our oldest daughter graduate in a ceremony with several other homeschooled graduates. We are continuing to homeschool our 14 year old daughter and 8 year old son, the latter of which is enrolled for a short term in a Chinese speaking Malaysian school while we undergo a refit here in Malaysia.
As parents, it is our job, to determine what knowledge is critical for our children to mature into quality human beings, and the current public and private curriculums aimed heavily at creating quality producers and consumers may or may not be the same as our own priorities for our children; in our household, they are not.
In addition to the math, sciences, and English that we try to keep at or above Michigan public school grade levels, my children studied a Caribbean published social studies course, while there, which, I believe treated Cuba a little more objectively than what would have been in West Michigan. While transiting the Panama Canal, we studied the fascinating history of its construction.
Both of my daughters speak fluent Indonesian and Malaysian, and my son is speaking a little Mandarin. Cruising provides huge opportunities to take the best you can get from any one place as an educational opportunity.
PS, if you feel intimidated by the challenges of home schooling, its ok. We've never met a parent who wasn't.
The Home School Building contact info is:
The Home School Building
The Home School Building: HSB . INFORMATION: 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW. Wyoming, MI 49509. Phone: (616)532-9422. Fax: (616)532-6274. Email:
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I love the idea of home schooling.

If and when I do get to have children. I plan this approach. I have "no" faith in our school system.

The only best way to produce good children. Is to spend lots more time with them. Than at your job!! And you'll know more on there whereabouts and get to teach them yourself, on how the system really works to them?

I have taught alot of my nephews & nieces about science & history. They always came to me. Cause I was very good at it. And I had a flaire for instructing it in a entertaining sorta way!!

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I plan to homeschool as soon as I can. Like CaptianK I don't have much faith in the public school system anymore. Besides I LOVE to teach and want to raise my kids, not let the school do it for me.


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