Homeschooling has been around for a while. From 4th grade through my senior year of high school, I completed a correspondence program through A Beka Academy. I found the work enjoyable enough, and, being the bookworm that I am, I also read books I really wanted to read for pleasure. But the thing I miss most from my homeschooling days is the ability to work ahead and travel when most of the other kids were in school.
The trip that stands out in my mind the most is our family journey to Pensacola and Panama City Beach, Florida, when I was 10 years old. I had never seen the ocean before, and I couldn’t believe how small I felt standing in front of the crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico.
My homeschooling days were spotted with day trips and a few longer vacations, but some families decide to fully embrace the traveling life through roadschooling. Sometimes I ponder selling most of my possessions and hitting the road in an RV. I salute these brave, adventurous souls.
There are several homeschooling programs to choose from nowadays including the American Academy, Calvert School, A Beka Academy Homeschool, Alpha Omega, and Clonara School.
Each child is different, but I personally think that the first-hand learning roadschooling affords richly benefits many young scholars.
Are you a roadschooling family? Do you know someone who has adopted this lifestyle? I’d love to hear your stories!