Homeschooling Resources for Families in Rio Grande City TX2018-07-30T07:06:15+00:00

Homeschooling in Rio Grande City – Resources for Families

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More and more parents are now looking to homeschooling as an alternative to the poor education found in our public schools. When you’re searching for homeschooling in Rio Grande City, TX than Great Homeschool Convention has something for you! Home schooling is definitely popular, however it is the choice of plenty of families in recent years. Many reason exist for it, one being the university shootings that keep happening. There are also more resources offered to families, and there are even more listed events for home-schooled learners, too. You may have checked out attending local home schooling events!?

You will find all kinds of social functions, many of them sports activities. You may find affairs held where home-scholled pupils assemble with each other, and there are affairs where these students along with their families get meet with the community. Simply because a child is homeschooled do not mean that they are definitely going to be at home all thorugh school hours either.

You can find getawasys and also other educational experiences which pupils can take advantage of. Also, there is the chance of being in public, maybe studying in the library or outdoors inside the park. Home-schooled learners can even assemble for classes and study groups. There are many freedoms to home-schooling, including the fact that students can learn anywhere, not just behind the closed doors of a public school.

There are many parts of public schools which parents are taking a closer look at more and more. Could they be safe? Definitely, you can still find big benefits to enrolling in public school as things stand right now. This is expressly true about the social qualities of students being amoung their peers for many hours daily. Aso, there is a consistent program and school atmosphere expectations in terms of conduct.

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Mentors supply the best instruction and they have to be certified. Mothers and fathers are not required to be certified to be able to homeschool their children. It can be a downside to home schooling. You might find that there are good parts and bad. Having been an educator, I choose to maintain things the way they are, but you will find good things about homeschooling.

It’s a bit depressing that the schools are so messed up at this time when it comes to well-being and the way that they may be perceived. Everyone has fond memories of school. Someone I know and regard wants to become an educator. I had been an educator as I said. And I’ve been aware of several countless professors. Homeschooling is an option, but the reasons behind its enlarged popularity are mostly depended on public schools being under a whole lot scrutiny.

There needs to be something done to give back the idea that moms and dads could trust their children to public schools. We need to do a more satisfactory job. You will find a find a disconnect somewhere, and truthfully, it’s not really in close proximity to being nearly the schools themselves. It’s a community crisis, and when you may well ask me, a faith based issue, as is everything.

Nevertheless, every home and family state of affairs is unique, and homeschooling is a very lovely choice. While I’m an advocate for reestablishing public schools with their previous glory, I am also someone that recognizes homeschooling is great in the correct form of condition. Everyhthing needs to be in place, including all social facets of schooling and going to events in the community. For more details on homeschooling tips in Rio Grande City and what to expect at a GreatHomeschoolConvention.Com event, please, browse our Homeschool Resources blog.

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Yet Another Study Confirms The Effectiveness of Home Education

As far as I know, I first encountered homeschool graduates when I was on the faculty at Ball State University. The ones I met stood out, even in a crowded chemistry or physics classroom. The more I researched homeschooling, the more I came to learn that this was the norm. On average, homeschool graduates are better prepared for college than their peers (see hereherehere, and here, for example). As a result, I started working with homeschoolers, and I began to understand why my homeschool graduates at Ball State University stood out: Homeschooling is a superior form of education for most students.

The data continue to support this fact. Consider, for example, a study that was published in the March 2013 edition of Catholic Education. The author examined the academic records of 408 students at Ave Maria University, a Roman Catholic university in South Florida. It is a fairly young university, founded in 2003 by the same man who founded Domino’s Pizza. In my mind, it makes perfect sense that a pizza man would open a university. The two seem to go together! Specifically, the university was founded as a conservative alternative to some of the more liberal Roman Catholic universities that exist in the U.S. As a result, it attracts a lot of homeschoolers, most of whom are Roman Catholic.

In the sample the author studied, there were 137 public school graduates, 142 students who graduated from Catholic schools, and 129 homeschool graduates. The author compared four things among the three groups of students: SAT or ACT score, college grade point average (GPA), GPA by major, and GPA in the university’s “core” curriculum. The results are very interesting, and they demonstrate yet again that homeschooled students are simply better prepared for college than their publicly- and privately-schooled counterparts.[1]

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First, the author looked at each student’s SAT or ACT score. While not perfect by any means, a student’s score on these college entrance exams is one measure of his or her preparation for college. After all, they are taken towards the end of the high school years, and they attempt to measure the student’s academic abilities before he or she enters college. The results are not surprising to anyone who knows the academic literature related to home education. On both the SAT and ACT, homeschooled students significantly outperformed the privately-schooled students, and the privately-schooled students outperformed the publicly-schooled students:

Graduated fromSAT ScoreACT Score
Public School1706.7624.22
Catholic School1761.0424.53
Homeschool1864.9426

The thing I notice about the numbers is how they really jump for the homeschooled students. Notice that the students who went to Catholic school scored roughly 55 points higher than the publicly-schooled students on the SAT and roughly 0.3 points higher on the ACT. The homeschooled students, however, scored roughly 160 points higher than the publicly-schooled students on the SAT and roughly 1.8 points higher on the ACT. So while private Catholic schools produced some increased performance on these college entrance exams, homeschools produced a significantly larger increased performance!
Of course, all the academic preparation in the world won’t do you much good if you can’t handle the other aspects of college. As a result, overall college GPA measures more than just a student’s academic preparation. It measures the student’s ability to adapt to the rigor of college academics, deal with the social issues that arise at college, handle an increased level of freedom, etc., etc. Once again, homeschool graduates fared the best in this measure:

Graduated fromOverall GPA
Public School2.66
Catholic School2.88
Homeschool3.14

And once again, you can see that while a private Catholic school produced a benefit in student GPA as compare to a public school, homeschools offered a significantly larger benefit (0.48 compared to 0.22).

Now unlike overall GPA and SAT/ACT scores, the next two measures could not be compared for all students in the study. In order to have completed the university’s “core” courses and started a major, the student had to be a junior or senior. As a result, the freshmen and sophomores were excluded in this part of the analysis. This reduced the sample size significantly (from 408 to 164). As you can see, while the pattern remains the same, the differences between the students have reduced significantly:

Graduated fromCore GPAMajor GPA
Public School2.973.07
Catholic School3.023.12
Homeschool3.113.2

Now because of the reduced sample size, none of the differences you see above are statistically significant. That means it’s possible the differences you see in the numbers are the result of random chance and not a difference in the schooling that the students experienced. However, they do match the statically-significant trends of SAT/ACT scores and overall GPAs, so they may be real. If they are real, they may indicate that as a student adapts to college (remember, the students in this part of the study were juniors and seniors), the quality of their college preparation becomes less important in determining their success.

Regardless of whether or not you can conclude anything from the “core” GPAs and the major GPAs, the other two measures in this study add to the growing list of data that point to one very clear conclusion: Homeschooled students are, on average, much better prepared for college than their peers.

Relax, homeschool moms. You’ve got this!

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Notes

  1. Marc Snyder, “An Evaluative Study of the Academic Achievement of Homeschooled Students Versus Traditionally Schooled Students Attending a Catholic University,” Catholic Education, March 2013, pp.288-308. (available online)

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