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Ultimate Fun Back To Homeschool Ideas

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For most kids, the words fun and school do NOT go together. That is understandable. No matter what happens during the school year, thinking about school after summer may bring back memories of tests, studying, frustration, boredom, and more unpleasantry. We can help our children put some fun memories into their schooling, with these ultimate fun back to homeschool ideas. Every year homeschool parents start anew to make back to school memorable – and motivating for kids. Even if your family does year-round homeschooling, making special events to celebrate another year is worth every effort. These ultimate fun back to homeschool ideas will give you an excellent start to making back to your homeschool fun. Over the years you can develop some ideas of your own – don’t forget to share them with others or us! Some homeschool families make the mistake of letting back to homeschool fall into a humdrum and monotonous routine. Back to homeschool fun isn’t only for the public school kids. We can make this time of year fun and engaging – even more so. Making back to homeschool important is the key to catapulting the year into a whirlwind that you are all enthused about. […]

Back to School Hacks for Homeschoolers

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The start of the school year brings a renewing atmosphere. The struggles of the past years are long gone, and the idea of a fresh start to your homeschool seems quite appealing. The time has arrived to organize, plan, and get our students geared up for learning! Get ready for your school year with these back to school hacks for homeschoolers you absolutely won’t want to miss. Back to school is just as exciting for homeschoolers as it is for traditional school students. It is just as thrilling to get new school supplies and clothes for homeschool kids as it is for others. However, just like traditional school families, homeschooling families are on a tight budget. Sometimes they experience even tighter budgets due to the many homeschooling families that are in single-income homes. Starting a normal school routine again can be one of the toughest things about the homeschool year. This transition back to the full swing of the school year can use some back to school hacks to help homeschoolers make the most out of what they have and to pinch pennies wherever possible. Use these simple and thrifty back to school hacks to get everyone back into learning […]

5 Popular Reasons to Homeschool

If you are considering homeschooling your children, you might be concerned about a few things including academic success and socialization to name a few. These 5 popular reasons to homeschool will address your concerns and much more. Luma Learn is here to support students and at every step along their educational journey. Whether you are homeschooling or seeking additional education for a private or public school student, we have a wide selection of courses to meet all of your academic needs. 1.       Concern for Academic success Statistics show, over and over, that the students with the highest scores on standardized tests are homeschoolers. Homeschooling allows for individualized attention from teachers, in schedules, and in areas of focus. Much like a personal health coach, the personalization of homeschooling gives you the ability to thrive by meeting individual educational needs with individualized methods. 2.       Good homeschooling experience By now, a lot of homeschoolers are the second generation. While many of us are homeschooling differently than our parents, we are carrying over principles that were blessings to us as children. You can usually judge a movement by its second generation, and homeschooling certainly passes that test. 3.       Concern for the physical, spiritual, and academic quality of other educational options […]

How to Make Homeschool and Public School at the Same Time Successful

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Consider for a moment the possibility of not having to choose between public school and homeschool. What if there were an alternative that allows a different type of opportunity — one not completely offered by the public school system and not offered by solely homeschooling? Many families have already learned how to make homeschool and public school at the same time successful. Having a choice in this matter can make a world of difference to some families. According to the EdChoice’s 2017 Schooling in America survey, the average is 3 percent of students that are homeschooled. It was interesting to discover from that survey that although only 3% of students were actually homeschooled, approximately 7 percent of the surveyed families would homeschool if they had the opportunity. Although many public school families strongly believe that homeschooling is not for them and many homeschooling families wouldn’t want their child to attend public school, there is a middle ground that some families have deemed beneficial. When a child can split a schedule to attend homeschool and public school at the same time (often called hybrid homeschooling) they can take away a unique educational experience. Splitting time and courses between homeschool and public school can […]

Benefits of Live Online Homeschool Courses with Luma Learn

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Many educational supervisors outside the mainstream of American schooling value the enormous benefits of self-paced educational opportunities. This is particularly true with homeschooling parents. That the ability to set the schedule for your child’s classes offers advantages is undeniable. However, many educators and students from all forms of schooling also insist that there is something valuable about live online homeschool courses. Benefits of Live Online Homeschool Courses 1. Don’t Be Late for Live Online Courses     The first benefit of live online homeschool courses is one with which homeschool families tend to struggle: timeliness. It is equal parts frustrating and funny, but so many homeschoolers simply aren’t used to living life to someone else’s schedule. Live online homeschool courses, however, do have a schedule that your student must adhere to, and can thereby give them practice at living in a world that is obsessively dedicated to an external schedule – and an often hectic one at that.  When the parents are leading a class, it is not a problem if something comes up and work gets delayed until tomorrow. When you are paying someone else to teach your child, however, and you will lose teaching time per dollar if […]

Benefits of Self-Paced Online Homeschool Courses

Benefits of self-paced online homeschool courses. This student is learning from the car.

One of the major advantages of homeschooling is the flexibility it allows a family to choose how, when, where, and what to educate their children. With the many benefits of self-paced online homeschool courses, it is no wonder that more and more families are choosing this option. The definition of self-paced, in the context of homeschooling, means that a student starts a course of study that allows them to navigate the learning process to complete objectives at their own pace and time. Flexibility in homeschooling is something that is second nature to the process. Self-paced courses develop the next level of flexibility to your homeschool. In self-paced online homeschool courses, students journey through course curriculum based on their needs. Your students can progress as slow or as fast as they want while being mindful of the busy family life, scheduled (or unscheduled) vacations, sports practice, doctor appointments, and all other events which take up time in our day.  The self-placed online homeschool course material is pre-recorded through tutorials and videos, presenting information sessions and instructions. Having control of how, when, where, and what your students learn has made self-paced online learning a preferred option for students in home education, college, […]

Online Homeschool Electives for Budget Conscious Families

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Homeschoolers spend years discerning what courses are necessary for a strong educational foundation for their children. Each year, parents plan for classes that will bring about the maximum amount of learning. We make sure core subjects are covered and that our students clearly grasp concepts. When students reach the secondary grades, they have an option to select online homeschool electives to provide a new dynamic and an array of possibilities in their education. Usually, when we think of a well- balanced curriculum, it often times includes math, reading, science, history, and language arts. We provide homeschool lessons in these subjects in a systematic manner so they increasing learn more year after year. Children seldom have a choice in the matter. As your children get older, the idea of taking electives becomes increasingly intriguing to them. Deciding what electives to take, helps encourage independence and accountability in your students. They are finally able to select a course of their own and be responsible for succeeding in the choice they have made. Online homeschool electives provide an excellent option for students as they are completing their high school requirements. Many times the school year doesn’t allow for electives, and children can take […]

Luma Learn is an Affordable Homeschooling Online Choice


Some say that homeschooling is more expensive than public school but way less than private school. Whether you spend very little on your homeschool via public resources (i.e., internet, the library, free printables) or you purchase brand new curriculum each year, online courses are great learning alternatives. Luma Learn, as an affordable homeschooling online choice, has fantastic benefits for you and your students.  The consensus of homeschooling parents is that the first year is when the most amount of money is spent on home education. After the first year, you realize that you have complete control over what you spend on order to make your homeschool precisely what you need it to be.  That often means you scale drastically down from the material purchased your first year of homeschooling and adjust your budget accordingly. You begin to get a grasp what homeschooling entails, what learning styles your children are most adept to, what subjects you may need an expensive curriculum for — and which you don’t. What you are ultimately concerned with is providing a quality education for your children.  Being frugal about homeschooling can put you in search of resources that provide education of value – without breaking the […]

How to Take High School Classes Over the Summer

How to Take High School Classes Over the Summer

Many educational supervisors know high school-level classes are available online over the summer. However, most are unsure of how to take advantage of the opportunity. Many have thought about doing it, but we’ve never thought about how to. It’s an important question, so it should be asked: how to take high school classes over the summer? The how in “how to take high school classes over the summer” is very important. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Doing it wrong can not only squander the opportunity for educational fortification and development over the vacation months but can even make things more difficult during the regular school year. When done correctly, however, online summer classes can be the key to allowing your child or student’s learning journey to flourish. Step 1: Know Your Student This is the crucial step in finding out how to take high school classes over the summer, and yet it is the easiest to skip. The fact of the matter is that online summer classes will not be successful if they are forced. For some students, it is absolutely critical that the summer vacation stays a vacation. Especially if your high […]

Benefits of Summer Online Courses for Students

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If you think it’s impossible for your children to take online courses in the summer, you may want to take a moment to reconsider. There are many benefits of summer online courses for students that may pique their interests. When I first contemplated having my children take summer online courses, I thought it wouldn’t go over so well with them. Honestly, school is a struggle at times. Maybe you have that one student, like I do, who is just not too fond of “school.” It happens.  The reasons I chose to introduce summer online courses to my three children were very different for each one of them. The same may be likely for you.  For my eldest, the reason was easy. My eldest was already was taking a lighter load throughout the year, and homeschooling year-round. We started homeschooling her in high school. She was motivated to graduate early, and summer online courses made good sense for us all. My second oldest is a bookworm and enjoys taking reading or literature summer online courses. Then there is my son. He takes summer online courses because he needs them. He doesn’t need a massive load of courses like the rest of […]

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