Monday, March 29, 2004

Grace comes to Stafford, VA

Homeschooling families in Stafford, VA are in the process of starting Grace Preparatory, a Christian high school hybrid program. It's a university model school where students will attend classes three days a week with homework assigned for the remaining two weekdays. Noted in the article is the controversy over whether such programs should be considered homeschooling.

"Celeste Land, a member of the Virginia Home Education Association's board of directors, said she doesn't consider Grace Preparatory to be home-schooling.

"It's not really home-schooling. I would call it flex-time private-schooling," she said."

About 25 such schools affiliated with the Texas-based National Association of University-Model Schools are already in operation across the country.

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