Pathways Homeschool Learning Cooperative will offer a free evening for both current and potential homeschooling families on Thursday, May 18, from 7 to 9. The event will be presented in The Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
A panel of secular veteran homeschooling parents and students, discussion, and curriculum review will be available to help anyone already homeschooling or those interested in learning more about it.
Pathways Cooperative has more than 25 teen members, and just as many middle and elementary students. The group’s parents have a total of 170 years of experience they would like to share with the public.
Pathways is offering a panel of veteran homeschooling parents, former homeschooled college students, and currently homeschooled high school students, all of whom will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. Popular curriculum will be available for review as well.
“I know I was very confused about how to homeschool my daughters through high school,” stated Tonya Mankowski, homeschooling mom, Pathways member, and president of Great Ways to Home Educate.
“What I learned is there are many ways to go about it, depending on the needs and passions of your child. I learned from those who came before me, so I’m happy to be paying that good deed forward to help families who are now looking for help, guidance and ideas,” Ms Mankowski added.
Owen Prevey-Sullivan, currently a junior, said he loves the flexibility of homeschooling in high school.
“I have a lot of interests and there is no way a traditional high school could offer me everything I get to experience because I homeschool,” he said. “And I get to teach and mentor the younger kids at our co-op, which I love to do. “
“Homeschooling Through Middle and High School: An Evening of Sharing” will also include curriculum review tables so both current and potential homeschoolers can take a look at a wide variety of curriculum and other…