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The Homeschool Environment – Is it Right for your Child?


Ask any of our Calvert families why they chose to homeschool and the majority will tell you they didn’t just wake up one day and say, “I think I’ll pull my kids out of school today and start homeschooling.” The decision to homeschool usually comes after a negative experience in another educational environment and the […]

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Advanced Learners – The Advantages of Homeschooling


The U.S. Department of Education defines ‘gifted students’ as “Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.” At Calvert Education, we believe that every child has outstanding talent and the potential to excel, […]

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Special Needs Students – The Advantages of Homeschooling


While every child is special and has specific needs, some students learn differently than others. Students with special needs may have learning delays or behavior challenges, or they may work on a level that is different from their peers. At Calvert, we understand the challenges facing students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, […]

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7 Back To School Tips For Homeschool Parents

7 Back To School Tips For Homeschool Parents

August is always that month that is filled with last vacations, trips to the beach or pool, and cookouts. No one wants to admit the summer to coming to an end, and with it – a new school year is ready to begin. But as a homeschool parent, or a parent considering homeschooling your child, August […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Parents Homeschool Their Kids

1st Grade Calvert - Homeschool Student

Homeschooling has been on the rise in the United States over the last ten years. According to the U.S. government and education researchers, the number of students being homeschooled has doubled in the last decade. Overall, if current national growth in homeschooling continues, and some expect it to accelerate, the number of students being homeschooled […]

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De-Schooling the Homeschooling Parent


In our previous blog post, De-Schooling the Homeschooling Child, we told you about the importance of de-schooling your child before starting your Calvert curriculum. In this post, we’d like to continue on that topic by sharing tips to help de-school the parent. What is de-schooling the parent? When thinking about schooling and education, many parents […]

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De-Schooling the Homeschooling Child


If you’re thinking about switching to homeschooling, now is a great time! Many families pull their children out of unsuccessful school environments over the winter break. This gives the family time to get used to the idea of learning at home and to adjust to the homeschooling routine. The winter break is also a great […]

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A Very Special Happy 100th Birthday!


The folks here at Calvert Education would like to wish a very special Happy 100th Birthday to Elisabeth Knipp Eason (known as “Nippy”). Mrs. Eason was an instrumental part of Calvert’s Home Instruction Department (HID) in the 1950’s. As a teacher of the “Eighth Age” (second grade), Mrs. Eason taught students from around the globe […]

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Overcoming Common Homeschooling Challenges


While homeschooling has a great number of benefits, every homeschooling family will face challenges along the way. That’s why Calvert offers FREE support and advice from our experienced Education Counselors. Available by phone, email, or online chat, Calvert’s Education Counselors are available to help you with educational questions and to offer practical homeschooling advice, tips, […]

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Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style


As a homeschooler, you’re probably already aware that there are many different learning styles. Everyone has their preferred method of learning. Whether your are new to homeschooling or are an old pro, a quick review of learning styles can be beneficial. The common school of thought recognizes three distinct learning styles. These are Visual Learners, […]

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