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Should You Name Your Homeschool?

All these years you have been happily homeschooling and then someone will throw a wrench in the system and ask you something crazy.  For example, should you name your homeschool?

Unless it is required by state law, you don't have to name your homeschool.  I don't even believe you "should" name your homeschool.  It's completely and totally 100% optional.

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I chose not to name my homeschool.  Our transcript was labeled "Official Homeschool Transcript" from "Homeschool High School."  I wanted colleges to know that my students were homeschooled.  I was very proud of being a homeschooler (a little too proud, perhaps) and I really wanted the colleges to know that homeschool parents produce wonderfully educated kids.  At college fairs I heard colleges talk about how few homeschoolers they saw... when I myself knew many of their applicants had been homeschool friends.  I guess some of the kids had named their school, and the colleges didn't even realize they were homeschooled.

It's completely optional to name your homeschool.  If you do name your school, I would encourage you to make it official, rather than a casual name.  Some parents will simply use their last name, as in "Smith Homeschool" or "Smith High School."  Other families will name their school for a local landmark or street.  Some will include a religious affiliation, like "Smith Christian School."

The name of your homeschool is not significant.  The quality of your homeschool is.  As long as your child does their best, and learns an appropriate amount, you'll do great!

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Comments 2

Guest - Lois on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 10:05

When we officially started homeschooling in 2000, we kicked it off with Prov. 2:1-5. This became the goal, or mission statement. Education is only to be knowledge of God, and wisdom the fear of the Lord. If they can't conjugate verbs, or perform advanced algebraic equations, it doesn't matter, as long as they fear the Lord. And so, we named our school Hidden Treasures. It helps all of us to keep our focus on the right thing.

When we officially started homeschooling in 2000, we kicked it off with Prov. 2:1-5. This became the goal, or mission statement. Education is only to be knowledge of God, and wisdom the fear of the Lord. If they can't conjugate verbs, or perform advanced algebraic equations, it doesn't matter, as long as they fear the Lord. And so, we named our school Hidden Treasures. It helps all of us to keep our focus on the right thing.
Guest - J W on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:47

I named our home school years ago just so that we could sign it in museum guest books :-)

I named our home school years ago just so that we could sign it in museum guest books :-)
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