Homeschool Academy Has a New Location, Fort Ti Homeschool Day, Mineral County Cyber School

Now in its third year, the Homeschool Academy of Sandpoint, ID has moved to a new location. Homeschool Academy provides supplement education for homeschoolers in grades K-8. Though the organization started with only 16 students, it currently has 116 students and HSA director Melinda Rossman expects to grow to 200 students by summer next year. Classes are available five days a week and are free to students.

Homeschool Students are invited to Fort Ticonderoga for Homeschool Day on Friday Sept. 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the day, students can learn about British soldiers and sailors who anchored and encamped at Fort Ticonderoga in 1781. There will also be a 90-minute boat tour available. Tickets are $6 per student and one parent per family is free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Parents can register their homeschool students for the new Mineral County Cyber Academy. The pilot program only has 25 slots available for students in grades 6-12 and is available at no cost. Students enrolled in the course will receive a high school diploma upon completion and participate in school sports if 6 or more hours of classes are taken. An open house will be held Sept. 11th from noon to 4 p.m. at Student Services in Keyser Middle School. Interested parents can contact Ashley Baker at 304-788-4213 for more information.

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Southwestern Indiana Home Educators Homeschool Convention March 13-14—Evansville Courier & Press

Homeschool convention Friday, Saturday

Southwestern Indiana Home Educators will host its 21st annual Homeschool Convention Friday and Saturday at the Old National Events Plaza in Evansville. The event is open to the public and will feature multiple vendors and 20 workshops. The convention provides information for parents considering home schooling, families just beginning their journey, as well as those with numerous years of home schooling experience, according to a news release.

For more information, visit SWIHE’s website.

For Some Families Homeschooling Requires Sacrifice

Homeschool family sacrifices for each other

Tom and Rosemarie Mangan have lived the American Dream even as they sacrifice for their children and struggle to pay the bills that, with a large family, come in batches.

Tom and Rosemarie met at Michigan State in a Bible study. He landed a job with Delta Airlines. She earned a master’s degree in social work.

Living in Johnson County, they could have chosen a comfortable path of financial ease. Instead, they decided to invest in building a family.

The first child came, then another, and another, and another. Ten in all. And Rosemarie left the work force to teach the children at home.