Homeschool Families of Northern Virginia!
Let’s talk about education, shall we? Did you know, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, that the nationwide homeschool population has increased significantly from 1999 - 850,000 students to in 2012 over 2 million!
This number is increasing in a time where most parents feel that they don’t spend enough time with their kids however in most cases, parents spend much more time with their kids than ever before. Because of that, we are learning more about where we are sending our children every day. In that learning, parents are becoming very aware of the problems in the public and traditional private schools. The factory preparatory, and memorization for regurgitation model is simply not working.
Did you know that 9 in 10 homeschool parents say they left the system because they were concerned about the safety of the environment? That 70% said they were dissatisfied with the academic instruction? That this percentage of parents also left to pursue a nontraditional approach?
The number has DOUBLED in a little over 10 years. And we will continue to see it double as the masses realize how our educational was structured and what purposes it served.
These numbers show that parents are taking matters into their own hands and taking ownership over how their children are educated.
The number one problem homeschool parents say they have is, “I am not a trained or educated teacher, how do I effectively teach my child without such credentials.”
SUCH a valid concern! And as a progressive educator, the last thing I want parents to do is to spend a ton of money on some online curriculum that guides students through common core competencies on their own time. Education isn’t accelerated through screen learning, it’s accelerated through human interaction and engagement in their studies.
What if I told you that Berthold Academy offered an environment that met the needs of concerned homeschool parents, and offered a peaceful, mindful, and respectful social environment? What if I told you that your child could take advantage of amazing educational technology that super powers their learning without being tied to a screen all day? That our environment is fun and exciting and engaging without the worries of bullying, hurtful words, and judgment.
Would you be interested? I’d love to tell you more about it. Click below to contact one of our admissions staff!