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Letters To The Editor

April 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor: April 14, 2014

Homeschooling thrives

TO THE EDITOR: Homeschooling is thriving in the North Country.

We are blessed with a friendly, active, growing community of diverse families. There are currently over 200 families homeschooling in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

Homeschoolers have the opportunity to learn in a self-paced, family-centered environment where education can be tailored to each child’s individual needs. 

Locally, many resources are available to help new and experienced homeschooling families. We have an e-newsletter to announce upcoming homeschool and community events, an events blog and a group website: northcountryhomeschooling.org.

Additionally, there’s a private Facebook group and support group meetings throughout the year.

There are also ample opportunities for students to interact with their peers and the community through: field trips to local museums and businesses; group activities and sports, like swimming, soccer, skiing and ballet; clubs, including History Detectives/Junior Docent, 4H Chattering Chipmunks, 4H FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team and classes through the North Country Homeschool Co-op; participation in local, regional, national science fairs and competitions; group camping trips at Ausable Point Campground and summer family camp at Camp Cherokee in the Adirondacks; and park and beach days.

The North Country Homeschool Co-op meets two to three times a month. Our April 16 meeting will be an open house for the community. We welcome any families who are interested in learning more about homeschooling to come join us, meet our families and see what homeschooling has to offer. There will be a variety of fun, hands-on classes for students to participate in, as well as a support group meeting for parents.

For full details on the co-op class or if you cannot make co-op but would like further information on homeschooling, please contact us at northcountryhomeschooling@gmail.com.

HOLLY WARREN

North Country Homeschool Co-op coordinator

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