February 16, 2007, Newsletter Issue #164: Umbrella Schools Are Homeschool Friendly

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The reason that many homeschool families choose to sign up under an umbrella school, instead of their local school system or state, is most often due to the "homeschool friendliness" of umbrella schools. Umbrella schools come in many sizes and shapes but most offer something extra for homeschoolers. For instance, homeschoolers may have the option to play sports, participate in field trips, have tutoring and more through an umbrella school.

It is important to note that before a school can be classified as an umbrella school it must meet the state requirements for education.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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