I ran across an article that talked about naming your homeschool. At first I thought it was silly, but then I realized that some states actually require you to name your homeschool and they treat it as a private school. While Texas does not require you to name your homeschool I thought it would be fun to do anyway!
Why name your homeschool?
- Some co-ops and umbrella schools might require your homeschool to be identified by name.
- If you make a student or teacher ID you will need a school name.
- Some incentive programs like Book-it ask for it.
- You’ll need a name if you are planning to prepare high school transcripts at some point.
- It will help your kids identify with a school and it can be used when on a field trip.
We brainstormed some rules for names:
- No cute names… cute is fine when you are 5, but it may not be fine when you are applying to college or on your diploma!
- Nothing with our last name.
- Has to reflect a passion or something important to us.
What we came up with:
Heartland Preparatory Academy
Why we chose this name:
-Heartland is the name of our RV manufacturer. This might seem a little weird, but the RV is significant to us. It is where this WHOLE homeschooling adventure began. It is highly possible that I would have never even tried (and loved) homeschooling if my husband had not taken a traveling job and subsequently moved us into an RV to hit the road!
-Preparatory was chosen because our children don’t just DO school and worksheets. They are prepared daily for life as an adult. This includes studying hard and acquiring as much knowledge as possible, taking personal responsibility for themselves and problem solving!
-Academy was chosen because training is taking place daily in our home to raise intelligent, responsible, productive young men who will one day be leaders to their community and families just as their father is to ours.
We want to know what you named your homeschool… leave us a comment!