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Home school names

Postby kgianforti » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:38 pm

why do people name their home schools? What is the purpose of that?

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Postby Miss_Kristy » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:04 pm

I think it may be required in some places.

It's not a requirement in my state, but we named ours anyway. My kids liked the idea of having an identity. Some people make a logo and put it on tee shirts for family outings and large homeschool gatherings.

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Postby elliemaejune » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:11 pm

Some states do require it.

It's easy to give a noncommittal answer to folks who ask what school your dc attend, if you don't want to say you're hsing (it happens sometimes).

A school name looks better on a transcript than "Homeschool."
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Postby ncmom » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:07 pm

It's required where I am in NC.

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Postby kgianforti » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:24 am

Ok, I don't think it's required in our state (NY). But I think I may name it anyways cause it sounds fun and I think the kids would like it too.

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Postby Matt Conrad » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:57 am

It's required here in Kansas. (And a name is about all that is required.)

We spent a long time thinking about our name and eventually settled on Arda Academy. ("Arda" means "the world" in J.R.R Tolkien's stories.) Tells a little bit about our homeschooling philosophy and our idea of good books all in one.

Give yourselves a name, have fun with it.
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Postby kgianforti » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:49 pm

We're thinking about The Narrow Gate Academy based on Matthew 7:14.
The main reason for our home schooling decision is for an education based on sound Bible doctrine.

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Postby ncmom » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:45 pm

ncmom wrote:It's required where I am in NC.


Ours is Fellowship Christian School. It took a long time to come up with that too.

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Postby homescholar » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:33 am

elliemaejune wrote:Some states do require it.

It's easy to give a noncommittal answer to folks who ask what school your dc attend, if you don't want to say you're hsing (it happens sometimes).

A school name looks better on a transcript than "Homeschool."


Oh, I have to disagree! I really WANTED to put the word "homeschool" on my transcript! Colleges now are SO used to seeing homeschoolers, that it wasn't a detriment for us (we got great scholarship offers from every college we applied to) But I wanted to promote homeschooling, and make it easier for the next guy. I felt like the more people who would write "homeschool" on their transcript, the more the homeschool population would benefit! So my transcript said (hold on to your hats!) "Official Homeschool Transcript." They were admitted to every school they applied to.

Of course, do it the way your state law dictates, but I really don't think it looks bad to have the word "homeschool" on a transcript. I was very proud of being a homeschool family, and I wanted everyone to know.
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