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Inspire Learning on your Vacation

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Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the beautiful weather, and spend time with your family.  Many families, including those that homeschool, take time off from formal schooling during the summer months.  Just because you are taking a break from organized lessons doesn’t mean that learning has to come to a halt.  Even when you […]

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Congratulations to our 2018 Calvert Academy High School Graduates!

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On Friday, June 15, we had the pleasure of honoring Calvert Academy High School graduates from around the world. Accepted to more than 25 universities in the U.S. and abroad, with many full and partial merit scholarships, these graduates have bright futures ahead. In the words of Calvert CEO Steve Gross, “You’ve charted a different […]

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Top 10 Ways Homeschoolers Can Cure Classroom Boredom

  Classroom boredom can strike at any time. For homeschoolers, boredom can impact parent teachers, as well as students. When there is a feeling of boredom or disconnectedness, the ability to teach or learn is greatly diminished. Therefore, the first step is to recognize that you or your students are not engaged with your current […]

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Motivating Your Homeschool Student

  The homeschool year can seem like running a marathon. You’ve trained, you’ve stretched, you’ve started running, you’re keeping up pace, and then, just before you reach the finish line, your motivation starts to dwindle… If your student is showing signs of decreased motivation, especially as spring weather draws near, be sure to address the […]

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Dealing with Homeschool Doubt

Throughout the history of Calvert Education, we have found that one feeling that can sabotage homeschool success is DOUBT. As a homeschool parent, or even as a parent in general, when doubt creeps into your mind, it is important to address it head-on. Doubt can invade your thoughts and slowly decrease your confidence in your […]

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You CAN Homeschool More than One Child

Mother homeschooling siblings

While homeschooling one child can sometimes be a difficult job, homeschooling multiple children can be a daunting task. In fact, one of our Calvert moms previously described it as “trying to juggle wet bars of soap”! Since many of our families are navigating the current school year or planning for next year, we’ve put together […]

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Your Homeschool Year In Review: Reflect on the year with our helpful list

Dear Calvert Families – As the days of December slowly slip by and we approach the start of a new calendar year, it’s a good idea for homeschool families to set aside some time for reflection. What were your accomplishments over the past few months? Where do you need to make improvements? Are your children […]

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Holiday Help for Homeschoolers

  As the November and December holidays approach, we often hear from parents who are overwhelmed by their to-do lists. Between turkey-roasting, baking, gift shopping, visiting relatives, hosting family, and holiday decorating, it’s easy to become stressed and overwhelmed. This is especially true for parents who must also focus on educating their children at home. […]

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Flexibility: A Key to Homeschool Success

  While all homeschool parents would love for every day to run smoothly, we all know this doesn’t always happen. Our schedules are often interrupted due to unexpected circumstances, and sometimes we encounter illnesses or simply have a bad day. Remember that one of the keys to successful homeschooling is FLEXIBILITY.     Here are […]

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Homeschooling Tip: Improve Learning By Reducing The Time Your Child Sits Still

There is a growing amount of evidence that you can improve listening and learning in children by allowing them more play-time and interactive activities, while reducing the time they sit still at a desk or table. A report from the Institute of Medicine released a couple of years ago showed that children “who are more […]

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