The future is bright for homeschooling families!
- Oct. 12, 2021
-- New homeschool parents can rest assured thanks to years of research compiled on homeschool outcomes. Homeschooling works. Studies indicate that "homeschool students score above average on achievement tests, regardless of their parents' level of formal education or their family's household income." Test scores also reveal that home-educated students "typically score above average on the SAT and ACT college admissions tests" (NHERI.org). More good news from The National Home Education Research Institute's website is that "research also indicates that children's academic achievement is not related to whether homeschool parents were ever certified teachers." Homeschooling produces excellent results, and the average parent can effectively implement a course of study at home. That's a good thing since homeschooling is arguably mainstream in 2021 as the objection to public and virtual schools intensifies over concerns for safety and longing for connection.
New homeschool parents can also rest assured that there is help for their fresh start and support along the way. "Parents homeschooling for the first time have a lot of questions," said Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, which celebrated twenty years in publication this year. "We have answers and confidence to share, and we are here to tell new homeschooling parents that the future is bright!"
Parents can tap into that supply of knowledge through the Bright Beginnings Kit (http://www.brightbeginningshomeschool.com
) offered by The Old Schoolhouse®
. It contains everything necessary for a fresh start and a thriving school year, like an Ultimate SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership covering every grade, every subject, and every student. Also included in the Bright Beginnings Kit is a year print subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, a Schoolhouse SmartMamaTM
Planner, Mentor Mom time, a tote, and over 70 eBooks and teaching resources for a great start and continued success.
"Homeschooling is the best choice," added Suarez. "This isn't public school at home. This isn't virtual school. This is your
school, and it's better! No closings, no Zoom schedules, no mandates, and no questionable curriculum. It's you and your child, face to face and in person, learning and growing, safe and thriving. Education doesn't get better than this."
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse®
) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®
, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse®
is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.