The blog posts below were written by Board Members and staff as well as occasional member posts.  You will find a mix of homeschooling-related posts that are practical, inspirational, or vision oriented.  

November 8, 2021
Wanted: Salt & Light

In 64 AD, the city of Rome was burned by Emperor Nero. “Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called ‘Chrestians’ by the populace” (Tacitus, Annals, 15.44). The reports of what Nero had done to this group of […]

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October 9, 2021
Homeschooling and Biblical Discipleship

Homeschooling And Biblical Discipleship by Vicki Stormoen As we head into our second month of the school year, I hope you are feeling some measure of confidence in your schedule and rhythm for your homeschool day. There are likely some things that are working well and perhaps some things that need further tweaking. That is perfectly normal. […]

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September 30, 2021
Keeping Christ in the Curriculum

Keeping Christ in the Curriculum   By Pastor Eric Maggio M.Div. HCS Board Member  As a lead pastor and a homeschool dad, I have had a burden on my heart to make sure that our Christian faith is intricately woven into our homeschool experience both in our regular daily curriculum and our class days.  It is […]

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September 4, 2021
Heritage United

Heritage United by Marc Crawford, Chairman of the Board   Unfortunately, the news has been littered lately with stories showing how divisive society is becoming. Whether it’s COVID and vaccine policies, politics, or Cancel Culture; society-at-large has no shortage of topics to disagree on. It’s easy to understand why though…people are passionate about their beliefs […]

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September 1, 2021
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time by Vicki Stormoen   The beginning of a new homeschool year usually brings a cacophony of mixed emotions. There are some of you that are likely excited to get started and some of you that….well, not so much. That is all perfectly normal! Allow yourself some grace as you ease back […]

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August 21, 2021
Homeschooling or Doing School at Home? What's the Difference?

Homeschooling or Doing School at Home? What's the Difference? by Vicki Stormoen   Homeschooling can mean many different things depending on who you are talking to.  For my opinion on what a bigger picture of homeschooling can mean, click here. The focus of this blog post is in determining if you are actually homeschooling or simply doing […]

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August 20, 2021
Homeschooling is More Than What Happens at the Desk

Homeschooling is More Than What Happens at the Desk by Vicki Stormoen When we began homeschooling our kids back in the early 90s, “homeschooling” was a word you did not say too loudly without knowing who was in hearing range. This was back when it was not safe to let your kids be seen in […]

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August 20, 2021
Third-Quarter Blues

Written by Vicki Stormoen February and March. It happens every year, no matter how much I mentally try to prepare for it. Every year, right on cue, February and March signal what ends up being my toughest homeschooling months of the school year. It is when I feel totally done with the school year. It […]

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August 20, 2021
3 Tips When Planning for the New School Year

Written by Vicki Stormoen In addition to all the activities, camps, vacations, and fun you may have scheduled over the summer, many of you may also be setting aside some time to plan for the upcoming school year. Here are my top three tips/challenges for you as you think through planning for next year: 1) […]

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August 17, 2021
Biblical Discipleship

Written by Ben Van Gaasbeek HCS exists to support and encourage Christian families in the high calling of biblical discipleship through Christ-centered home education by providing administrative help, mentoring, classes, and parent-driven activities, all while honoring family sovereignty. Why do you homeschool? If we were to send this simple question out to the 340 families that affiliate […]

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