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Homeschool program presentation


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Homeschool classes for K-5th grade students in Dekalb County, GA.

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Homeschool program presentation

  1. 1. The Shepherd’s Christian Home School Program Althea Penn, m.ed.adm., NAC Program Administrator Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
  2. 2. Biographical Sketch Christian school principal 11 years Family Day Care Center 8 years Children’s Ministry Pastor/Director 14 years Education Consultant/Trainer 7 years Homeschooled 12 years Married to highschool sweetheart/Pastor Two adult children Two grandchildren
  3. 3. >2.04 million children in the U. S. 1,135 children in Dekalb (16%) Growth rate of 15-20%/year Increases daily Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. (2000) Facts on Homeschoooling National Home Education Research Institute
  4. 4. The National Center for Education Statistics (2003)
  5. 5. The most common reasons:  customize or individualize the curriculum and learning environment  accomplish more academically than in schools, use various pedagogical approaches,  enhance family relationships,  provide guided and reasoned social interactions with youthful peers and adults,  provide a safer environment for children and youth, because of physical violence, drugs and alcohol, psychological abuse, and improper and unhealthy sexuality associated with schools, and  teach and impart a particular set of values, beliefs, and worldview to children and youth. National Home Education Research Institute
  6. 6. Why Home School? • Public schools are secular. Their goal is to make students conform to the norms of society (political correctness). • This goal is in complete contradiction to God’s goal. Romans 12:2 “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
  7. 7. Forming Christian character as we prepare students for future works of service... "For the perfecting of the saints, for work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:12 Our mission is to provide a Bible-based, Christian education which excels in teaching the whole child, considering multiple intelligences, the way they learn and support families’ efforts to fulfill Deuteronomy 6:4.
  8. 8. What is the Goal of TSCHS? To partner with Christian families to assist in the training of their children to love, serve, and be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ: and at the same time offer a superior education.
  9. 9. Demographics 2010-11 Dekalb District Rockbridge Elementary Allgood Elementary Hambrick Elementary Students K-5th gr. 39,461 474 400 623 Graduation rate 67.5% n/a n/a n/a Retention K-12th 59,444 8 10 10 Schools not meeting AYP* 52.9% Did not meet 69% Met AYP 77% Met AYP 74% *The percentage of students meeting and exceeding standards in the current year.
  10. 10. Academic Performance 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests score above average on achievement tests score above average on the SAT and ACT actively recruited by colleges
  11. 11. Social, Emotional, and Psychological Development above average peer interaction, self-concept, leadership skills, family cohesion, participation in community service, and self-esteem regularly engaged in social and educational activities
  12. 12. Success in the “Real World” of Adulthood >participate in local community service vote and attend public meetings attend and succeed at college internalize the values and beliefs of their parents
  13. 13. Services K-5th grade (K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th) 10-12 students/class Certified teachers (3) Administrative/Teacher’s assistant (1) Bible integrated curriculum Mondays 8:15-3:30 p.m. Bible, Language Arts, History, Math, and Science
  14. 14. Curriculum NKJV Bible Harper Collins/Concordia (Bible) ACSI (Bible) Abeka Book (Language Arts, History) Christ-centered Publications (LA, Math) BJU Press (Math) Eagle’s Wings (Science) America’s Providential History (TPF)
  15. 15. Class Meets (34 School Days Total): September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2, 9, 16 January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19* Makeup day May 19th
  16. 16. Open House Sunday, June 9, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.* Monday, December 2, 10 a.m. Teacher Orientation Friday, July 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Parent Orientation Saturday, July 27, 9 -11 a.m. * Sunday, August 4, 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Monday, December 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Placement Testing Friday, September 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Staff Development Friday, December 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Standardized Testing Monday-Thursday, April 14-17, 2014
  17. 17. Program I Part Day Program II Full Day Bible English Grammar and Composition Spelling and Poetry Penmanship History Bible English Grammar and Composition Spelling and Poetry Penmanship History Math Science Registration $50 Registration $50 Tuition $160/month $1,350/annual Tuition $200/month $1,550/annual 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  18. 18. Future Goals Fine Arts Program Athletic Program Preschool 6 wks.-Pre K Christian School K-5th gr. Christian School 6-9th gr.
  19. 19. Eternal Impact upon church and community providing children with a quality ministry experience is one of the main reasons why many Americans attend a church 32% for children 5-13 lifelong relationship 4% for children 14-18 6% for people 19 and older 5-8 times the impact of the same number of older children or adults moral development by age 9 © The Barna Group, Ltd, 2009.
  20. 20. Benefits of a support group Instructional objectives are developmentally appropriate Credibility (curriculum, staff, etc.) Recordkeeping and legal issues (attendance, testing) Faith community grows Accountability
  21. 21. “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14 Althea Penn, m.ed.adm., NAC Educational Consultant 678.557.8684