ABOUT 75000 children in South Africa are home schooled. Association for Home Schooling in SA chairman Bouwe van der Eems says home schooling is growing rapidly in SA as, according to the 2011 census, there were about 57000 home schooled pupils and the figure increased to 75000 last year.
Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Spring Home School Day on April 20 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout the day, home school children, ages 3-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themes. There is no advance registration; however, there is limited seating capacity for some programs. Note: The spring program is a repeat of the October 2014 Home School Day.
A $4 million faith-based movie made largely by 400 volunteers from the homeschooling community is hoping to open April 6 on as many as 1,100 screens, far more than needed to set a record for the largest on-demand theatrical opening. The film, called Beyond the Mask and starring John Rhys-Davies, is a faith-based action-adventure movie.
Lynchburg, VA – This time of year athletes are out swinging for the fences for their local high schools. Homeschool students for the Lynchburg Patriots don’t compete on those softball and baseball fields. But House Bill 1626, better known as the “Tebow Bill”, could open the doors for his athletes to play sports for public high schools.
While many of his 14-year-olds counterparts are worrying about acne, Christian Gonzalez is looking to cure multiple sclerosis. The ninth-grade homeschool student from Harvest came up with a scientific experiment that finished second in the national “Design a Brain Experiment” contest by advancing the field of neuroscience with an original idea.