New Horizons Home School & Academy is a homeschooling, full-service provider established in 1995. We are the only homeschool of its kind, offering both on-campus homeschooling as well home study programs under our tutelage.
No. NHHSA is much more traditional than that. We use textbooks and customized monthly programs to deliver curriculum assignments students will need for their particular grade level. Very few of our classes are online, but even those can be accessed on your schedule, not ours. No need to be logged into virtual classes for hours on end.
Students are expected to turn in completed assignments once per month. We do the grading. We keep the transcripts for you.
Absolutely! Students enrolled in home study can attend one of our classrooms twice a week if you want them to.
Yes, of course! We have that covered. Your child needs help? We provide it one-on-one virtually or in the classroom during regular class hours.
Of course! Homeschooled students normally test above average on the SAT and ACT tests that universities consider for admissions, and many colleges actively recruit homeschooled graduates. We have found very few online, private colleges that do not accept homeschooled graduates but for each these there are hundreds more that do. Even Ivy League Universities accept homeschooled students.
This is a common myth we hear from concerned parents all the time. The reality is just the opposite: with the right parental involvement and guidance, homeschooled students typically have MORE, not less, opportunities to network, make friends, join a club, or take up a new hobby or sport. Dr. Martin-Chang has remarked that homeschoolers, "belonged to a lot of groups ... It seemed like their days were longer, they had more time to take violin, and go to skiing lessons. There was not this huge chunk of the day that was busy at school."
Send them to study on site with us! We'll provide you with the services and support you need, whether you want your child to be with us 5 days a week or just 1. Our on site classroom is small and integrated. Your children will feel less like they're at school and more like they're in a club, with similarly situated individuals ready to interact with them, guide them, tutor them, and encourage them along their way.
Indeed, in all 50 states, as well as Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Laws regarding a home-based education in the U.S. do vary from state to state, however, with some states being friendlier to home schoolers than others (which may subject you to a certain degree of regulation). Not sure what the laws are in your state? Get a hold of us, we'd be happy to advise you.
Better than a public school can! Think about it. The current factory model of education that public schools adhere to segregates children according to age and ability, limits interactions to recess periods and extracurricular activities, saddles students with unnecessary pressures, regulates all of their activities for 8+ hours a day, and bases assessments of student progress on densely accumulated knowledge, most of which will become forgotten or rendered useless in the job market. Homeschoolers have more freedom to pursue their own interests, passions and hobbies and, in the process, to develop the "real world" skills they're going to need later in life.
It used to be primarily to provide religious or moral instruction, but that has changed as home schooling continues to explode in the U.S. and abroad. Now, some of the most common reasons parents home school include:
There are a number of reasons why families choose homeschooling over the public education system, but chief among them is this: It works! The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public schooled students on standardized academic achievement tests. And there's more.