Creatively Learning: Makena’s Monthly Report

    In the High School Graduation Program, students are given the flexibility to choose their own schedule and learning materials; some choose a curriculum-based approach and others choose an interest-based approach. This way, they are able to decide what … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Life-learning while being an “au-pair” in Australia

This blog post features a student who is doing an “au-pair” program in Australia, where she is assisting a home-schooling family with their children in exchange for room and board. Her report illustrates how she weaves online courses, literature, botany … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Homeschooling teenager becomes pro disc golfer

Eagle McMahon is a Senior at West River Academy. Here he shares his experience homeschooling: how he learned to read, his “Notebook” method of planning his studies, and becoming a professional disc golfer. Homeschooling has been the greatest gift of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Homeschooling teen learns martial arts, archery, 4-H and volunteers at a community food bank

This essay was written by a high school senior who was homeschooled for his whole life. Homeschooling gave him the opportunity to pursue several interests and volunteer within his community. Here are excerpts from his essay. Hi, my name is … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Cultural Studies, Crafts and Pets guide learning in a Life-long unschooler’s life

Our high school student Austin Hildebrand has been homeschooled all of his life. He has used his heritage and interests to guide his learning. Here’s his thoughts on his experience. “Being homeschooled is by the far the best gift one … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Learning through Hub Learning

Hub Learning is another way to approach unschooling, or interest-led learning. Our high-school student wrote about his learning style, and how he applied “Hub Learning” to his interests. Here he’s sharing his experiences. My Learning Style “I learn in many … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Ripple effects in learning

In education, learning about one topic has a ripple effect across all spheres of knowledge. As advocates of unschooling, we don’t push students to learn specific subjects separately from each other. The underlying assumption in unschooling is that nothing exists … [CLICK TO READ MORE]