Learning Begins At Home

Long before we’re faced with the decision of choosing “formal” education programs for our children, learning begins at home.

Home is the place where our earliest bonds are formed. It’s where children learn trust, curiosity and to keep trying, even when they face difficulty.

It’s no wonder, then, when families naturally look to home as a place to continue their children’s education. There are many benefits, as well as challenges, to looking into a home education program.

Benefits of Home Education

Home education can be a wonderful education option with many advantages, such as:

  • paying individualized attention to your child’s unique needs
  • flexibility to customize lessons and activities and try new things based on your child’s learning style
  • no need to spend unproductive class time on things your child has already mastered
  • sharing the learning experience with your child
  • having a lot of fun!

Challenges of Home Education

As wonderful as home education is, it also has its challenges. Common challenges include:

  • feeling inadequate to lead your child’s home education program
  • confusion with selecting a curriculum or a home education approach
  • worrying that home education will not “measure up” to traditional school programs
  • concerns over socialization opportunities

With the right community, support and resources, the benefits often outweigh the challenges and home education can be a very rewarding experience.

If you have any questions about home education, post a question in our private Facebook group filled with other homeschooling families ready to help!

Community at Peak Academy

Peak Academy for Community Learning is clearly more than just a place where students can take classes. It’s a thriving community.

Peak Academy many resources and activities to homeschool families (see below), but, our community has been built around our deep commitment to our mission and shared values, shown below:

Mission Statement

“Peak Academy for Community Learning exists to create a dynamic, inclusive space that inspires and enriches homeschoolers and cyber schoolers, supports parents, and fosters community.”

Shared Values

Statement of InclusionPeak Academy for Community Learning is committed to inclusion. We do not discriminate against any religion or the absence of religion, against race, culture, educational philosophy, differences in abilities, family unit, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We believe our community is made stronger and our lives richer when we are open to diverse perspectives and experiences, and when we all feel welcome as ourselves.

Our founding principles are based on the inherent value and dignity of every person, which extends far beyond our commonalities. Every member of Peak Academy is expected to interact with one another with respect, compassion, and appreciation for the various gifts we share with each other. Together, we create a positive environment for everyone.”

What Our Community Offers

  • academic and enrichment classes
  • field trips
  • special events
  • clubs
  • community service & volunteerism
  • weekly lunch and recess times for socialization