CHARTERS & HOME SCHOOL INFORMATION

We at TakeBack believe every parent should have the CHOICE to do what ever works best for their family. If the public/government schools are not doing what is in the best interest of the students and families than parents should have that CHOICE to do what is best for them. That money should follow the parents CHOICE. If that's homeschool, charter, private...  NO ONE should have the power to take away a parents rights to do what best for their child. 

Regardless of what your choice is. You must do your homework and research. Stay involved and ask question. What happens behind closed doors at any school is not always what we think is happening. We all learned this during the school shut down. DO NOT rely on your child to tell you all that happens in school. Many are so used to the agenda that they tune it out or do not know that it is wrong. 

Get involved and be present. Don't let them take away your parental rights.

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North Carolinians for Home Education

We help parents homeschool with confidence and joy!

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Stepheny Seabolt  is starting her eighth year homeschooling three kids in grades 5, 7, and 9. When she’s not teaching her own kids, she enjoys helping other families get started homeschooling, and teaches homeschool co-op classes.

After completing her associates degree in business administration in 2016, Stepheny opened Seabolt’s 2nds Homeschool Curriculum Consignment, where the ultimate goal is to both teach her children about entrepreneurship and help families afford to homeschool. You can also find her on FaceBook 

Seabolt's 2nds Homeschool Curriculum Consignment

@seabolts2nds  

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Home School Requirements & Recommendations

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Our mission at STEM Classes of the Triad is to glorify God through STEM studies. Ultimately we are training and encouraging Godly scientists, techies, and tinkerers that will create and innovate to benefit and serve others. STEM is the industry of our children's future: artificial intelligence, engineering, robotics, ballistics, videography, animation, and exploration. These fields will produce unimaginable advances in our children's lives. We want God to be present in all of these fields!

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Welcome to EMMA

Dear Homeschooling Students and Parents,

Thank you for inquiring about the EMMA Resource Class Program for our 2021-2022 school year. We are in our 26th year of mentoring, and we welcome you to join us.

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Give Them the Freedom to Learn & Grow

We believe every child is unique. That children should learn in ways that meet their needs. And that you want the best for your child. Homeschooling gives you the freedom to personalize their education so they can realize their potential.

HSLDA passionately advocates for the freedom to homeschool and offers support for every stage of your homeschool journey.

Pay Attention

You as a parent/guardian must be active in your Childs education. We are their our only advocates and we have to be present to know what is going on behind closed doors. There are good schools and bad schools just like everything else. So ask the questions and be present so that the schools know you are watching.

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Our belief is not all Charter Schools are bad.  EVERY family should have the right to choose what education works best for them. We also believe that the money should follow the students to be used as the parents wish to educate their children. Public/Government schools are not for everyone and are drastically declining in providing a quality education. It all comes down to who “Owns and Operates” these Charter Schools.  What we have researched and learned has determined our opinions of the current public/government school system and how charter schools have become relevant in the last 10 years or less.  Charter Schools are setup with investors looking to receive a return on investment utilizing the taxpayer dollar.  They also are not held by the same standards as public schools among our State. Although their is work being done to modify this. They have several loose requirements allowing them to compete, yet several have shown test results are not always as good as public schools. This too seems to be changing as more certified experienced teachers exit public/government schools and entire the charter world.  We believe certain Charter Schools operate on good faith and actually adhere to their mission.  Most of these are locally owned and are driven by good people with good intentions.  Other Charter Schools are owned and operated by Billionaires from out of state and are operated by companies out of state.  These companies are the ones to keep your eyes on.  Making sure they are here for the students and community and just to earn a profit.      

The facts remain, through time, Board of Education members have not redistricted lines to keep up with the long term zoning and development plans of towns or cities.  Normally redistricting leads to a political issues and public optics resulting in possible changes of support for each Board Member.  Guilford County Schools has not redistricted lines since 2003 under Terry Grier.  It was a major controversy and our current GCS Board won’t discuss this option. 

As time has passed, Choice became the new identity and parents could have the choice to send their kids to whatever school they wanted too.  What has this done to the system? 

  • Our transportation costs have gone up

  • We have had possible bus driver protests

  • GCS Administration keeps requesting more money from the Guilford County Commissioners because of missed budgets

  • Kids have much longer bus rides

  • Neighbors no longer know each other as kids are bused all over town

  • Parent can no longer be involved with schools as they are too fare away

  • Kids can not play sports because of the long bus rides

  • Parents can’t watch their kids play sports because it is across town

  • Sports decline due to long bus rides leading to removal of sports

  • Removal of sports creates further divide and chaos

  • Bus drivers are now a full time positions instead of part time

  • Overcrowded schools because of new development

  • Specific schools are less than 50% occupied putting them on a potential shut down list

  • Overcrowded schools results in more discipline problems and safety issues

  • GCS Administration are not prepared to handle these issues

  • GCS Superintendent proposes a $2 Billion Dollar Bond to build new schools or renovate existing ones while shutting down many schools

  • None of those future building plans fix overcrowding based on future development

  • None of those future building plans fix discipline problems

  • None of those future building plans fix our students test scores

  • None of those future building plans fix our teacher retention

  • None of those future building plans fix hiring qualified high quality teachers

  • None of those future building plans fix our 11 years of the same amount of students, 72,000 every year

 

City of Greensboro has performed a recent study on the Affordable Housing among Greensboro.  One of the interesting research results are to move low income people into higher opportunistic areas from their existing areas and homes.  If this is the case, we are curious to know which side GCS will support.  If they support this study, then redistricting must occur to offset the future development needs of Greensboro.  If they don’t support it, then it shows GCS doesn’t want the brighter, competitive, future for students or the taxpayers. 

See Greensboro Affordable Housing - Fair Housing Report -  https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/home/showdocument?id=44115       

To understand and clarify on zoning and development of long term plans, the best way to do so is to research it below.

Several towns fall under Guilford County for zoning needs. 

Guilford County -  https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/planning-development/planning-zoning/long-range-plans/area-plans

City of Greensboro – https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/home/showdocument?id=8121

City of High Point -  https://www.highpointnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/539/Land-Use-Plan-Map-PDF?bidId

Town of Jamestown – Page 50 of Plan - https://storage.googleapis.com/dbc-jcity/files/pdf/ComprehensivePlan-1559068658.pdf

Town of Oak Ridge - https://www.oakridgenc.com/vertical/sites/%7BB40CD8E5-8C50-413B-A22C-08FF9491AB13%7D/uploads/Adopted_Land_Use_Plan_2016.pdf