Local

February 15, 2013

Homeschoolers get assist from Luke

Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

For service members with children, home schooling can be a way to spend more time together as a family and can give parents more control over a child’s education.

Across the country, home schooling is a trend that continues to gain popularity.

In fact, according to the Department of Education Center for Education Statistics, the number of home schooled children in the United States increased 36 percent between 2003 and 2007.

As the practice of educating children in a home setting becomes more popular, so does the number of programs available to parents that provide assistance with extracurricular activities.

One such program exists right here at Luke Air Force Base.

The Luke AFB Home School Group allows anyone with base access to participate in the program and gives parents additional options, said Heidi Clemons, the Luke AFB Home School Group director.

“The program provides an extension to the curriculum the students are working on at home and allows them the opportunity to work together with others.”

It’s also a way for parents to learn from each other when it comes to different home schooling techniques.

“We have families who are officer, enlisted, active duty, retired, Guard, Reserve, Army and civilian,” Clemons said. “The families choose their own homeschooling options and all of our families are unique in their homeschooling approach. We also invite families with special needs children to join us.”

This can be especially beneficial as a military child, Clemons said, because of the unique experiences they share with each other.

“It is good for these particular children to meet other military kids and have a chance to connect with them” Clemons said. “They are able to share their experiences of moving around, dealing with deployment, living away from family and the life of a military child.”

The program allows parents with knowledge in particular areas to teach other children skills they may not learn otherwise. Among the activities offered are physical education, Spanish, parks days, field trips and a monthly book club provided by the Luke library.

Parents are encouraged to participate in the program by sharing ideas, teaching and planning different activities.

Home schooling can be a good option for some children, but parents should be informed regarding the state of Arizona requirements to educate a child at home.

Parents who are new to Luke or considering homeschooling their children can find more information regarding laws, regulations and requirements by going to www.azleg.gov and searching “ARS 15-802.”

For more information about Luke’s Homeschooling Group, call Clemons at (402) 650-8050 or by searching Facebook for “Luke AFB Homeschool Group.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke 1 brings home flagship

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with the press after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll joint strike fighter Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The flagship’s arriva...
 
 

Every Airman has a voice

While Gen. Mark Welsh III was here at Luke Air Force Base, he discussed the importance of listening to your young Airmen, and making sure they feel empowered to have open dialogue and share ideas within their chain of command. As the NCO in charge of my section, I took General Welsh’s words to heart...
 
 

Off-base activities build your CAF

The Critical Days of Summer draw near. I know that in our shop this kicks off a slew of safety briefings about how to minimize the chance of injuries and stay out of danger. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from going out and exploring the Valley of the Sun. Luke is an amazing base because...
 

 
Senior Airman 
MARCY COPELAND

Love thy feet

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 ...
 
 

News Briefs May 1, 2015

BMGR IEC convenes The Intergovernmental Executive Committee for the Barry M. Goldwater Range will convene at 5:30 p.m. May 13 in Cabela’s Conference Room at 9380 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The IEC meets three times per year to facilitate the exchange of views, information and advice relating to the Air Force and Marine Corps’ management...
 
 

Trainee breaks 90 percent, never looks back

“Lee, get off my track!” the instructor yelled. The time clock showed that 21 minutes had passed. Everyone in my flight was finished with the mile-and-a-half run except me. I didn’t finish. Before that we had been mock tested on the sit-up and pushup portion of the test. I performed six sit-ups and zero pushups...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin