HLA Partnership: Jane Ross Tutoring

A higher score on the ACT can make all the difference in planning your college experience. We want to make sure all our students are fully equipped for whatever path they choose! As part of that mission, we are proud to announce our new partnership with Jane Ross Tutoring.   Since 1979, Jane Ross Tutoring has

HLA Partnership: FunClubs

HomeLife Academy is proud to introduce our new partner, FunClubs! FunClubs is a family of after-school and online enrichment providers seeking to bring the very best in fun and educational opportunities to your family! Founded by Jonathan Eftychiou, HLA homeschooling parent and creator of FineArtsMatter, FunClubs is delighted to bring together several exceptional local providers

Why We Homeschool: Families Who Made the Switch

In this unprecedented year, many are making an unexpected transition into homeschooling. This post collects stories and reflection from three families who made the switch. We hope it blesses you and you are encouraged in knowing that you’re not alone as you venture into new beginnings!   ANDREA: Thirteen years ago, my oldest two children

HLA Partnership: Care2Rock

Looking for an online option to help your student pick up an instrument? HLA has partnered with Care2Rock, an easy, affordable way to learn music from anywhere! Care2Rock (C2R) provides instruments and live, online music lessons to students via a custom platform designed specifically for learning music. Best of all, as an HLA family you

It Doesn’t Have To Be “Crisis Schooling”

So it’s July. Covid-19 is still here. The world is in an uproar. Numbers are on the rise again. And schools are trying to figure out what to do for the new school year. So are you. Maybe you’re a little freaked out by it too. I’m right there with you.    Maybe you’re even

Forget Sleepaway, Here’s Camp To-Stay

Forget Sleepaway, Here's Camp To-Stay (a COVID-conscious alternative to summer camp)   When you ask kids about their favorite things to do in the summer, you can often predict some of the items on their lists. Swimming, eating snow cones, having cookouts, and of course, taking a break from school. Another activity that many kids

Take a deep breath. Homeschooling is not a destination you have to reach on a specific date or in a specific way. It is not a goal you have to run toward until you finally arrive. You don’t have to have a perfect plan for every year. You don’t have to have it all set

Teacher of the Year – 2020

It is with great pride that we announce the 2020 TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Natacha Trammell! Taylor - Age 11: My mom is the best teacher ever because, My mom fought in the United States Army. She received an amputation of her left arm. She also developed a nerve disease because of the IED explosion

I’m Not A Homeschooler

I graduated from public school. I never considered homeschooling. I never wanted to homeschool. But there I was, left with no other option. Well, at least no good one.  I had questions. EVERYONE had answers. But they were all different. Don’t get me wrong, they all meant well but it was SO overwhelming. Do this

Digital Discovery: Utilizing Support Through Internet Resources

60 years since the inception of the internet, you can now live completely via the web and never actually deal with anyone but the delivery man. It is a little scary how digitally dependent we have become. But for all the negatives that being online may bring us, it has opened so many positive opportunities.