I don’t think I’ve mentioned what we decided to name our school. Several weeks ago I asked for input and suggestions as we searched for the just the right name. After discussing it as a family, I think we’ve settled on just the right one.
We decided to go with Princess’ suggestion of Faith Family Homeschool. I like this name for at least a couple of reasons.
First, I like that it’s very straight-forward. Academy or Private School doesn’t tell the listener that we school at home – they’d have to ask. I understand why some people would prefer that, but for me, I like Homeschool because it takes the guesswork out of it and saves a few extra questions. Also, “Faith” let’s the listener know that our faith is a part of our education. And I like having “Family” in it because it makes the title more personal, not institutional at all.
The second reason I like the name is because each different part includes an important element about the way we do school. We school in faith, and by faith, as a family, and at home. It’s also a good representation of keeping our priorities straight. =) We school in faith (God first), as a Family (family second), at home (house/housework third.) School is a priority, too, but I guess that’s understood. 🙂
So here we are: Faith Family Homeschool.
***By the way, I’ve been using that free homeschooling software that I mentioned a while back – Homeschool Tracker. The free version includes everything you’ll need to keep records, attendance, print reports and more. It pretty much has everything except for the ability to print a highschool transcript. But they do have a full version that has that, too. I figure for now we’ll use the free one, and at some point later (when finances aren’t as big of an issue) we’ll upgrade to the full version – assuming I’m still using the same software. After all, we won’t need to print transcripts for quite some time!