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Read on for homeschooling tips, home education news, stories about our wonderful Calvert Families, and updates from Calvert.

Preparing for the Homeschool Year – The Secret to Success

Henry Ford once said, “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”  This wisdom holds true for home schooling as well. Use the following tips to help you get ready for a successful homeschool year. Get Organized Create a school room that contains all the necessary materials for your student. If there are multiple children, […]

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Homeschool Homework: Does It Exist?

At Calvert, we often get asked, “Is there homework for homeschoolers?” It’s a logical and reasonable question. Many parents are very concerned about homework overload, which has been common in many school systems across the country, and about the general value of homework in relation to academic performance and learning. Some public school parents have reported […]

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Homeschooling Pros and Cons

If there is one thing that we have learned at Calvert in over one hundred years of providing homeschool curriculum and education services, it is that homeschooling is not for everyone. Every educational system offers great opportunities for children to learn new information and skills, as well as harness their own unique qualities and interests. […]

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Top Myths About Homeschooling

Homeschooling in the United States has been growing at a fast rate over the last decade. Some estimates have the number of homeschoolers at over 2 million. Over the last 5 years, the number of black families in America who started to homeschool has doubled. In fact, growth in home-based learning has been highly diverse, […]

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Calvert Education Homeschool 101: What Is Homeschooling?

The Rise of Homeschooling In recent years, homeschooling has caught the attention of parents and educators, as well as national and local media, all across the United States. The simple reason is that homeschooling is on the rise, and becoming more accepted as an alternative to traditional public and private schools. According to the Department […]

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Parents are Natural Teachers: Why Every Parent Needs to Get Involved in their Child’s Learning

Every parent has anxiety about their child’s education. From the earliest days after they are born, to the moment they leave for college, what our children need to learn and how well they are learning, dominate our thinking as parents. We do not often think about it, but the knowledge we pass on to our children is […]

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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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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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