Massachusetts Family Institute and MassHOPE

Free Webinar: Options for School

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Considering alternative schooling options for the fall? Are you concerned about COVID guidelines or content being taught in Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum? Then you won’t want to miss the Options for School webinar. Massachusetts Family Institute and MassHOPE are partnering to bring you this informative webinar. We will have an expert panel that will discuss different educational options for this fall and can answer your questions. Register now to attend!

Our Featured Speakers:

Andrew Beckwith, President of Massachusetts Family Institute,

Mary Ellen Siegler, Director of Communications and Research for Massachusetts Family Institute and founder of Massachusetts Informed Parents,

Bob Jacobson, President of MassHOPE,

Michael Donnelly, Homeschool Legal Defense Association,

Dr. Paul Jehle, Founding Principle of The New Testament Christian School in Plymouth,

The New Testament Christian School Health Guidelines 2020

Our Panelists (listed alphabetically by city or town location):

Principal Ben Haskell, Trinity Christian Academy in Barnstable,

Headmaster Frank Guerra, Boston Trinity Academy in Boston,

Heather Cummings, Classical Conversations Homeschool Community in Burlington, – Contact Heather only for interest in the Burlington community. There are 24 CC communities located across the state of MA. Visit their website for locations and contact information.

Kevin Thomas, Regina Caeli Academy and St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Dedham,

Alison Graham, Holden Christian Academy in Holden,

Holden Christian Academy Covid and Safety Guidelines

Holden Christian Academy Preschool Family Information Sheet

Ryan Patrie, Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington,

Principal Jenn Najem, Community Christian Academy in Lowell,

Community Christian Academy Back to School Guide

Diana McKee, Imago School in Maynard,

Holly Robichaud, Fellowship Christian Academy in Methuen,

Headmaster Jay Boren, St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick,

Dr. Montel Wilder, Grace Baptist Church in Pepperell,

Pastor Kevin Hanlon, Calvary Chapel Academy in Rockland,

Dr. Adam Rondeau, ViewPoint Christian School and Homeschool Academy in Southbridge,

Pastor Dave Therrien, Academy of Higher Learning and New Hope Christian Church in Swansea,

Rick Lukianuk, Whitinsville Christian School in Whitinsville,

Diane Davis, Aletheia Christian College (online),

Claudia Gay, Homeschool Administrator at Community Bible Church in South Carolina,

Educational Resources:

Abeka Academy – Video lessons for K4-12. Dual credit program offering college credit courses.

Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) – Aids schools and homeschools around the world in providing a biblically based K-12 curriculum and offers professional training for educators.

Alpha Omega Academy – Fully accredited online school with classes for K-12. Dual credit program offering college credit courses.

Association of Christian Teachers and Schools – ACTS exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Search their directory of Christian schools.

Association of Classical Christian Schools – ACCS is organized to promote, establish, and equip member schools that are committed to a classical approach to education grounded in a Christian worldview

Cathy Duffy Reviews – The premier site for homeschool curriculum reviews. Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984 and makes it her goal to help families successfully educate their children.

Classical Conversations – Homeschooling organization with educational communities located across the country, including 24 locations in MA. CC seeks to empower parent educators to provide a classical Christian education for their students.

Community Bible Church in Beaufort, SC – Learning to Homeschool Seminar – Community Bible Church in Beaufort, SC presents a seminar to help parents begin homeschooling.

Cornerstone Christian Schools Online – Provides Christ-centered virtual education courses for students in grades 3 through 12. They are fully accredited with certified educators.

Enlightium Academy – A private Christian school, fully accredited and serving homeschool, online, and co-op students in K-12 since 2003.

Freedom Project – Fully accredited online academy. Also provides live classes to churches and private schools across the country. All curriculum is developed in-house and is Common Core Free.

Global Christian Educators Association – A ministry that seeks to assist Christian schools and homeschools by providing consultation, resources, and sponsoring events that equip students, parents, and teachers for success in their Christian education endeavors.

Homeschool Compass – A robust site with articles and resources for parent educators on a variety of topics including, getting started, homeschooling in the early years, advice for teaching specific subjects, how to stay organized, seasonal activities, and encouragement for homeschool parents.

Home School Legal Defense Association – HSLDA advocates for the right to homeschool in courts, legislatures, and anywhere else they can make themselves heard. They exist to empower and encourage homeschooling parents and to help make homeschooling possible.

Home School Legal Defense Association Online Academy – A service to homeschool and private school families looking for ways to supplement their students’ high school education offering online learning, interactive course work with an instructor and other students.

iLumenEd – Affordable, online Christian education with full program options as well as an “a la carte” option for individual classes. They offer programs for homeschool families and work with Christian schools to provide needed educational tools.

Liberty University Online Academy – Accredited, K-12 private Christian online academy with dual enrollment programs available.

MassHOPE – A non-profit organization, founded in 1988, which supports and assists MA homeschool families

New Hope Courses for Homeschoolers – Educational community meeting in Boxford and offering year-long course, short courses, and workshops for homeschooling families.

Public School Exit – A collaborative effort of multiple partners with a mission to help parents exit the public-school system and find alternative forms of education for their students.

School House Teachers – A comprehensive resource for homeschooling parents including online courses, streaming videos, tools to assist with homeschooling planning, recordkeeping, organization, and more.

Simply Charlotte Mason – Offers open-and-go daily education plans for homeschooling parents to confidently teach the whole family together using the Charlotte Mason method. They also have a robust learning library with articles, videos, and podcasts.

The Potter’s School Online Homeschool Academy – Provides online core academic courses for grades 4 through early college. Their hallmarks are high academic standards, a thoroughly integrated biblical worldview, and timely effective feedback. They also offer student trips, camps, and other opportunities for community and service.

University Model Schools – The University-Model combines the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of homeschooling and integrates them into one model. The result is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that gives parents more time for imparting their own faith and values to their children.

Massachusetts Locations of University Model Schools:

Cape Cod Christian Academy in Brewster, Director: Dr. Tracy Waters, 781-539-9762

Community Christian School in Granville, Director: Tim Sheranko, 413-357-3099

Grace Preparatory Academy in Watertown, Director: Jenna Wertheimer, 617-903-7959

Read this Infographic, Does Homeschooling Work?

Extra-Curricular and Scholarly Groups and Organizations for Homeschoolers

Generation Joshua – Trains teens to positively impact the political process.

National Christian Forensics and Communications Association – Brings communications-based activities to Christian high schoolers through formal speech and debate competitions.

National Honor Society for Homeschoolers – Provides opportunities for leadership and service by recognizing and encouraging scholarship among homeschool students.

TeenPact Leadership Schools – Trains students to understand the political process, value their liberty and engage the culture.

Worldview Academy – Trains Christian students to think and live in accord with a biblical worldview.

Organizations and Groups Working to Stop Comprehensive Sexuality

Family Watch International – A non-profit international organization that works to protect and promote the family as the fundamental unit of society at the international, national, and local level through education, pro-family advocacy, and family-based humanitarian aid. They have done extensive work to protect children from the harms of Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Their website includes informative videos and webinars.

Massachusetts Informed Parents – A state-wide resource to inform on critical issues that impact our children’s education and health, parental rights, and the role of parents in education. The priority of MIP is to bring awareness to the efforts of our state legislature, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Planned Parenthood, and others to mandate Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum in our public schools.

Public School Exit – A collaborative effort of multiple partners with a mission to help parents exit the public-school system and find alternative forms of education for their students.

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Date And Time

08-02-2020 @ 07:00 PM to
@ 09:00 PM


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