ANN ARBOR, MI – Clonlara School, a private school in Ann Arbor with international reach in 40 countries, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The school held a two-day anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, with a public celebration on Saturday and a smaller gathering of Clonlara students, families, staff and other school supporters on Sunday.
KALAMAZOO, MI — Brandon Born, son of Joel and Kelly Born, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Born, 17, will be a senior this fall at the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center. He is also homeschooled. The family lives in Kalamazoo Township.
The deaths of two Detroit children who were taken out of public school to be homeschooled and later found in a freezer in March has sparked debate over whether more state oversight of homeschooled students is needed to prevent tragedies.
In the minutes leading up to the Lansing Homeschool Chargers grand championship win against the Okemos Chieftains on WKAR’s Quiz Busters host Matt Ottinger fired questions quickly at both teams. When the buzzer sounded the score stood at 390 to 310 – and the shocked faces and thrilled smiles on the four-member homeschool team said it all.
Jessie Wiegand has been homeschooling her kids for 14 years. They take classes once a week with other homeschool students. They’re involved in sports. They’re involved in the community. The Burtchville Township woman said she’s not hiding her children away at home.