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Old 07-02-2018, 13:53   #16
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Hi there ,
We have 2 children we home school on our boat . We choose "A -Beka Academy". They are out of Pensacola Fl.
They have several options but as far as we could find they were the only ones that offered a complete grade package with all books , teacher supplies and on DVD as we're seldom around good Internet .
They are also accredited which gives our kids a school of record.
The DVD also puts are kids with a pofesstional teacher .
We're very happy with it .
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We are from South Africa and will eventually be sailing, our daughter is currently being homeschooled by a teacher, but we would like to find out what school curriculum everyone sailing is using, that when we go sailing we can homeschool on the boat and when we are anywhere in the world, she can also go to a normal school.
Gunther, congratulations on your decision! The cruising lifestyle tends to turn out pretty amazing kids. We see it all the time.

Our kids were 12 & 15 when we set off in 2001. We used an academy for university bound homeschoolers which is gone now but I'd think you could find others. Ours agreed with us that the cruise was a large part of the education, so getting scuba certified & a taking a Galapagos tour with a naturalist both showed up on their transcripts, with credits depending on how much time was spent. This also allowed us to tailor the curriculum to where we were. Cruising friends from Down Under usually had more rigid curriculums & it seemed sad that their kids had to study, say, ancient Greece when we were sitting in French Polynesia. Our kids were required to study (& write about, on our website) where we were, which made it much more relevant for them (& us).

Most of these responses are from the US, & since you aren't, you should know some things. The US has no unified HS graduation exams, so no real standards. Yes, crazy. Instead, they have University entrance exams (given through CollegeBoard.org, which are given at many English speaking high schools around the world. Each Uni also has a different application process, which may include writing samples. Our son did his exams (& Uni applications) in Fiji.

Since the academy we used is defunct, we don't write about it much, but Chris wrote his thoughts about Cruising Life, and Amanda also wrote about her experiences, & each wrote their own parts of the website. Sue also wrote about Cruising with Teens.

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Old 07-02-2018, 16:55   #18
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Home schooling is for the benefit of the parents.
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Old 07-02-2018, 18:11   #19
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Home schooling is for the benefit of the parents.

Either you don't have children or you don't understand a lot about education. I taught extra curricula classes in SCUBA diving and Video Production in the American High School system, in two different states for a number of years. When I first started out I taught by and from the textbook with standardized tests. It was rapidly apparent the quickest way to drain all true education from the experience was to stick to that program. Once I threw the text out the window and began teaching the kids to learn by experiencing, asking questions, being creative and taking risks their learning and their enjoyment increased exponentially. Some of my students went on to careers in both fields and have graciously credited our classes together as the catalyst to a lifetime of learning through exploration. Home schooling on a boat is the epitome of this type of education and I applaud any parent who gives their kids this gift. btw, we home schooled two of our kids and I will tell you it is NOT easy; definitely not something done for the parents.
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Home schooling is for the benefit of the parents.
Reminds me of the quote " I don't understand what you are saying, but you are wrong"

Would you say the same thing of people who send their kids to private school?

I guess I don't understand how giving up a six figure income to educate your own kid benefits the parents, other than by benefiting there kids.
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Would you say the same thing of people who send their kids to private school?
No I would not
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Home schooling is for the benefit of the parents.
How derisively dismissive. Can we assume you have some educational/child development bonafides? Please share your CV with us.

The OP is looking for resources, not judgment.
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Home schooling is for the benefit of the parents.
Public schooling is for the benefit of the State.
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How derisively dismissive. Can we assume you have some educational/child development bonafides? Please share your CV with us.

The OP is looking for resources, not judgment.
Foolish judgemental comment.

I offered only an opinion, no judgement at all.
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Public schooling is for the benefit of the State.
I would say it is primarily for the benefit of the teachers and teachers unions.
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Foolish judgemental comment.

I offered only an opinion, no judgement at all.
And this helps the OP in what way?
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And this helps the OP in what way?
Another judgmental comment. Do you represent the OP?

It's an opinion. I am not stating a fact. The OP can take it or leave it without you're permission.
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Another judgmental comment. Do you represent the OP?

It's an opinion. I am not stating a fact. The OP can take it or leave it without you're permission.

tit for tat
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Lots of grammar mistakes here from folks talking about teaching children. Just sayiní.
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The trivium method
The science at feandft dot com
(I learned the truth about science from a near death experience. It is not what they teach in school, which is why there are esoteric secret societies that have the accurate education in them and Tavistock's propaganda for everyone else.)
Here's the accurate periodic "table":
Periodic Table Database | Chemogenesis

http://www.reciprocalsystem.com/cana/

Alvin Body Kuhn's books like The Esoteric Structure of the Alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/user/njwildberger

The 48 Laws of Power (It's never too early to prep kids for this world, especially when it comes to psychology.)
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