Archive for May, 2013

Buy a Tablet

When I was growing up, my homeschool materials were essentially limited to the books that we could obtain. If I were really lucky, I might be able to get a poorly-produced educational video or cassette tape. That was about it. In striking contrast, we homeschooling parents now have a plethora of academic riches, and as the technological advances continue, the argument to homeschool only becomes stronger. The opportunities increase daily, and I wanted to just share a few of the resources that we have been using lately. I plan on writing about some of these over the next year both in print and online, but I wanted to start by encouraging homeschooling parents to purchase an essential homeschooling tool: an Ipad…

Excellence in English

After twenty-five years of homeschooling, and seeing English offerings at hundreds of homeschooling conferences, I can tell you – absolutely – that I have never seen anything more thorough, more carefully planned, or more Catholic in content than Seton’s English courses. While you may be assured of Seton’s excellence in English, anything worthwhile is hard work, and this subject proves that rule. Let’s face it! English is really two subjects: grammar and composition. Grammar requires a mature thought process, an analytical thought process, while composition is complex to teach and to learn. While Seton’s English courses are challenging, it has proven to be within the reach of the vast majority of students, and is well worth the effort. A few simple tips, based on my own experience, might help English studies proceed more smoothly in your homeschool…

College Prep – Final Academic Preparations

You’ve finally just about completed everything for your long- anticipated diploma. There is still the fourth quarter Government test, one English essay, and a Religion test. Summer is just around the corner. The weather is beautiful. Your friends want you to join them for a good hike or a pick-up baseball game. Why not relax a bit? DON’T DO IT!!…

An Assurance of Academic Excellence:
Seton Home Study School’s Accreditation Program

Did you know that your school is accredited? Seton Home Study School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) in association with AdvancED, a private and prestigious organization that accredits more than 30,000 schools around the world. Accreditation is a method of quality assurance designed to acknowledge schools that operate with a high standard of educational principles and practices. Accreditation is voluntary, not mandatory. Seton’s accreditation has benefits both for us as a school, and for you as a family with enrolled students…

A Never-Ending Adventure

Life does not always turn out as we expect! We are Steven and Joy Domangue and we have been married since 1994. Although we intended to have a large family, several years without growing our family made it clear that adoption would be our only alternative. It was a roller coaster ride dealing with adoption agencies, state governments, social workers and lawyers, but in 2002, we adopted our son Phillip as a newborn…

Your Questions…Answered by Dr. Clark

I feel like my life is a treadmill. It’s always running ahead of me and I am always trying to catch up.

My book, Catholic Home Schooling, has a chapter on “Home Management” which has some ideas you might want to use. Also, we sell a great book by Ginny Seuffert called Home Management Essentials, which gives ten quick ideas about how to bring your home under control.

The Way of Divine Love

Sister Josefa Menendez was a Spanish mystic who lived from 1890 to 1923. In 1920, she joined the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Poitiers, France. During her four years of a simple and hidden life, she wrote down the words dictated to her by Jesus during miraculous appearances. His words have been published in The Way of Divine Love, a book which was highly recommended and endorsed by Pope Pius XII…