Homeschool Co-op Support
The rate at which families are Homeschooling in the United States has steadily risen for the last 10 years. In fact, according to the US Government and educational researchers, the number of students being homeschooled in the US has doubled in the last decade.
At CES we understand that a parent’s decision to homeschool can be based on many factors that vary for each family. CES is sensitive to each parent's goals for their child and his/her education, and we want to provide you with the guidance and support you need to help you personalize your homeschooling experience. We offer a homeschool co-op for both core and elective courses, led by certified teachers with 10+ years of teaching experience, allowing families to meet their students' needs while also getting a quality education and meeting the standards for a North Carolina High School Diploma. We also offer consultation services to families to help them to create the homeschool experience that works best for their family.
The five main reasons parents are choosing to homeschool in these ever increasing numbers are:
Negative or Harmful School Environment
The National Household Education Survey (NHES), which is conducted every four years by the US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, says that the highest rated reason parents choose to homeschool is the negative environment of their child's public/private school. Bullying is the concern most often indicated. These are incidents wherein students tease, inflict physical harm, or progressively use more abusive or hurtful language. This behavior can often be dismissed by teachers and go unreported by the children who experience bullying.
Desire for Higher Quality Education
With the implementation of Common Core in many states, declining state education budgets, increased student enrollment, and other factors, many parents believe that the quality of education in today's schools has significantly declined. With crowded classrooms and fewer resources, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for teachers to provide one-on-one instruction to students in the traditional setting.
Improving Social Interactions
Parents want less exposure to bullying and peer pressure and more positive social interactions that support their values in a supportive and creative environment.
Support for Special Needs
Children with special needs experience more challenges in school if not given the appropriate resources, attention and support. With limited time and resources in traditional classrooms, it is considerably more difficult for many children with special needs to receive the specialized instruction they need in order to learn most effectively.
Minimizing Disruption During Family Relocation
One of the most challenging components of relocation is maintaining consistency in education. Many times, when children enter the new school setting, the curriculum and lessons are not compatible with their previous school, making it difficult for students to continue their educational track. Homeschooling has been the answer to minimizing the educational disruption caused by relocation.
Whatever your reason, partner with CES to ensure the most positive and supportive homeschool experience for both your family and your child.