How do some families raise all their children to be high-achievers? What "techniques" might be employed to boost the motivation of youngsters. Read the insights from one recent home school graduate about what he remembers from his parents' training of their children.
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Times of transition are challenging, and the most recent transitions for NARHS have been no exception. We've heard concerns for the future of NARHS, and we would like to reassure you that while there have been some necessary adjustments, NARHS is still here to provide the same services you have come to expect.
While at the NARHS graduation last month in Maine, I briefly met a graduate who has a remarkable story to tell. This young man benefits tremendously by taking life as it comes with peace and acceptance. You probably will not forget Peter Somero's story for quite a while. But first read an article with practical insight that can be valuable for anyone working with children.
We love to hear about successes your students have experienced because of NARHS. Our featured student has a lot to celebrate.
Before that, read about the importance of writing a course description.
I received a much-appreciated letter from a NARHS family this week that is printed below in the "Featured Student" section. It may give you some ideas about making the most of a trip you take. Also, during the summer many teens take advantage of time off from school to get jobs, but did you know that you can earn credit while you're earning money? Find out how below!
While attending the NARHS graduation last Saturday in Portland, Maine, I had an opportunity to speak individually with all the graduates, attempting to confirm the pronunciation of all their names. There was a brother/sister graduating so I asked if they were twins. The brother said that he was younger but was graduating a year early so that he could attend classes next year at New England School of Communications where he has been accepted. One statement that really caught my attention was that "NESCOM loves NARHS graduates!" Find out more about Evan Roger LeV
Bradley Smith is the son of Laurel Smith, one of our NARHS advisors in Yakima, Washington, who has a story of "overcoming" that might give some insight into those teenage years. Read about the struggles in his life that turned from lemons into lemonade under FEATURED STUDENT.
A delightful student from Florida developed an unexpected passion in a most unusual way. The story of this youngster is below these important details about "qualifying for self-designed courses."
One of the best aspects of home schooling is that you can customize each student's education. Below you will read from a home schooling mom how she did that for her two sons. Before that, we want to give the Florida NARHS families a word about some changes we have just learned about for college admission in that state.
As we continue to seek for answers regarding what motivates students to achieve, you'll be reading about a young man who says that "when he faces a setback, he gets constructive." You'll see what he means below in the story about Brandon Banks from Missouri. But first, here are some important tips as you prepare your portfolio to send to your advisor.