Naming your Home School?

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Naming your Home School?

Postby Lovelife » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:14 pm

Hi everyone
I've been thinking of naming our HS and wondered if anyone else has???

some of our thopughts are Ohanna Christian Academy, Creative Kidz Learning 4 life Academy and more!

How about you guys??

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Postby Theodore » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:26 pm

There's a thread on naming your homeschool in Getting Started.

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Postby fireflygem » Wed May 16, 2007 4:59 pm

I think that is a totally great idea and sound fun but i have no idea on what to name it

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Postby micheller79 » Tue May 22, 2007 3:36 pm

I let my daughter name her own school. She designed a cover for a "yearbook" I guess that is one of the things she misses from public school. We are Oak Academy, because we sit at the desk and look out at the oak tree in our yard.

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Postby VJ » Mon May 28, 2007 8:17 am

Hi, I'm new here. I'm a homeschooling mom with a teaching degree. In my state that allows me to teach other kids in my home. Last year, in addition to my son, I had two other grade school kids. We gave our home school a name by taking the first three letters of each name and putting them togther. I also kept a blog and created a parallel name by taking the two letters of their "computer" names and came up with "RaToNa." I found an appropriate clip art on the computer and used it to make matching "polo" shirts and sweatshirts for field trips. The kids had a lot of fun with the name.

As an aside, I also noticed that with the matching "field trip uniforms" we were treated much more like a school than just another homeschool group.

One of my students last year did not return so we didn't bother with a name this year; simply using the name of our curriculum and my last name as our school name.

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Postby frogguruami » Tue May 29, 2007 10:24 am

We are Winding Paths Homeschool.
AM, homeschooling mom to Drake and Kyllian
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Naming your homeschool

Postby learningallthetime » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:13 am

Just a word of advice from a veteran: what may seem like a cute, clever, whimsical name for your school when you are just starting out with preschoolers can feel like a real albatross to your kids when they are older for a variety of situations. Think filling out forms for community sports, etc. where name of school is requested, but much more importantly when they apply to college. Yeah, I know you think that won't be happening from your HS but it might. In my case, I had established myself as a private school, legally in my state and had a specific # attached to my school which was useful in signing them up for our state's proficiency exam, SAT's etc. so it seemed problematic to me to change it as time went on. So I tried to use stationary that reflected a tongue-in-cheek reference to my school name when I wrote cover letters for college admissions committees, but boy I wish I'd thought that one over better initially and I know my sons wished that as well. They couldn't lose that name until they had a college diploma to put on their resume instead!

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Re: Naming your homeschool

Postby Melenie » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:17 am

learningallthetime wrote:Just a word of advice from a veteran: what may seem like a cute, clever, whimsical name for your school when you are just starting out with preschoolers can feel like a real albatross to your kids when they are older for a variety of situations. Think filling out forms for community sports, etc. where name of school is requested, but much more importantly when they apply to college. Yeah, I know you think that won't be happening from your HS but it might. In my case, I had established myself as a private school, legally in my state and had a specific # attached to my school which was useful in signing them up for our state's proficiency exam, SAT's etc. so it seemed problematic to me to change it as time went on. So I tried to use stationary that reflected a tongue-in-cheek reference to my school name when I wrote cover letters for college admissions committees, but boy I wish I'd thought that one over better initially and I know my sons wished that as well. They couldn't lose that name until they had a college diploma to put on their resume instead!


I have heard the same said by other homeschool parents. Others have said not to use your last name in the school name either.

Our state requires us to pick a name and register the school, fortunately we do not have to do that a for a few more years, so I have loads of time to think about it.

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Postby Gumby » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:49 pm

My mom wanted to name our HS The Little Red School House (because our house is red) but we told her that there was no way we were going to put that down on college applications and the like. So, we ended up with Part of the name being Parkside because we live 5 houses down from a park.

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Postby bittersweet » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:25 pm

We don't have to register our school name. I chose Strawberry School when ds was just a toddler. I expect him to choose a more adult name (a new one every year if the kids choose), but he's pretty attached to it for now.


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