Mission

The Mission of NARHS is to strengthen home-based education by providing consultation and tools to support course planning, student work assessment, quality academic learning, and goal setting leading to a high school transcript and diploma which have far-reaching transferability and acceptance.

Preparing for the Portfolio Review

Since it is portfolio season again, here is a SIMPLIFIED page of how-to's.  Just use this as an abbreviated summary for everything that needs to go into the box you ship us. All work that is completed between September 1 and August 31 of the same school year needs to be sent to the assigned advisor before the following October 31 (to avoid a $25 late fee.)

As you prepare to send yours, here is a checklist that will help to ensure all the necessary pieces are in place, along with links to the relevant forms.

The Portfolio Review Process

Issue 74 | October 9, 2014 | Motivate with a Unit Study!

Greetings!

In October, studies are usually well underway, daily life has fallen into patterns, and motivation is sustainable. But have you ever noticed how the drive to study can diminish significantly in January? Especially for us in the northern climates.  For a number of students, it can work to set the books aside a focus on the Unit study for the dark month.

For other students, unit studies have been the key to salvaging an entire high school career.   Read about one NARHS graduate, regardless of his limitations, reached his goal by focusing on his passion.

Issue 72 | April 25, 2014 | Break Down Barriers to Learning

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There is good news for all those who have a learning barrier. (Don't we all?)   Years ago, under the direction of a Washington State University psychology professor, we ran a pilot program for 19 students who were reading below grade level.  After 24 hours of cognitive exercises, prescribed by the professor, almost all of the students had improved at least a year on their Gates MacGinitie Reading Test scores.   These exercises are available to all of you at a very minimal cost.  Below are the details.

Issue 71 | August 21, 2014 | Auto Mechanics

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We have had such great feedback on our course descriptions for both text and self-designs.  For that reason, we will keep this up.

Featured Course: Auto Mechanics

This is an example of a great self-designed course.

 

 

Issue 70 | August 11, 2014 | What can NARHS do for you?

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In this issue of the newsletter, we bring you a featured curriculum that might add great interest to a U.S. history course.  Also included is a description of the unique services that NARHS offers to our families.  If you have ever wanted a concise explanation of what we do, here it is.

Issue 69 | July 14, 2014 | Put your Science where your Mouth is!

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Even though it is mid-summer, we are enjoying hearing from you and studying the portfolios arriving.  This is the time of year when we can glean a lot of good information to pass on to the other NARHS families.  Together, we can help each other get better at what we do.

Featured family:   Austin, Anastasia and Jennifer Blanchard: Culinary Science that is Truly a Science

 

Issue 68 | June 25, 2014 | Should Homeschoolers be Concerned About Common Core?

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This newsletter offers you a quick overview of the Common Core (nation-wide educational development) which can affect all of us, regardless of our state of residence.

Should Homeschoolers be Concerned about Common Core?

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Issue 67 | May 21, 2014 | Step-by-Step Portfolio Prep!

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Since it is portfolio season again, here is a SIMPLIFIED page of how-to's.  Just use this as an abbreviated summary for everything that needs to go into the box you ship us. All work that is completed between September 1 and August 31, needs to be sent to the assigned advisor before the following October 31 (to avoid a $25 late fee.) 

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