One other native various to training in public colleges is Residence Faculty Options.
Proprietor Dr. Sherry Ballew launched the Various Training Program final yr and commenced registering households in the summertime of 2020 with the primary day on August 27.
The scholars have been engaged in research, life expertise and Christian values in what they name “foster houses”.
Every house receives a mean of eight to 10 youngsters between 9 a.m. and a couple of p.m. Monday by way of Thursday. The top of the foster house additionally has the choice of taking care of the youngsters after college hours. They serve pre-kindergarten by way of highschool.
“We offer providers in our houses all yr spherical and have had nice success,” Ballew stated.
She additionally stated volunteers had labored with this system to assist educate native youngsters varied expertise, equivalent to stitching, cooking and private finance. Extra lately, she says, they’ve began engaged on the main points to open a carpentry store.
Their service is “to offer oversight and accountability for studying in a Christ-centered surroundings the place we promote a biblical worldview,” in response to Ballew.
Via Residence Faculty Options, the youngsters took discipline journeys, took skilled class photographs and took part in neighborhood initiatives. They traveled to Ark Encounter and the Kentucky Museum of Creation, visited a neighborhood pumpkin farm, received collectively to pack shoe containers for Franklin Graham Christmas shoe containers and extra.
Ballew stated in addition they planted strawberries and different miscellaneous gardens and created a walkway in one of many reception homes.
“Our youngsters be taught accountability by having obligations,” she added earlier than saying, “We work as a household. We offer routing and construction all through the day. We work exhausting and play exhausting, and it has been great.
Dad and mom can contact Ballew at 540-250-8326 or [email protected] or go to the Residence Faculty Options Fb web page for ongoing updates, photographs and information.