Welcome to the Rosewood Academy Homeschooling Website.
Homeschooling in Alabama requires
How to get Started in Homeschool
Rosewood Academy & High School is accepting
Re-enrollments for 2015-16 now through August 1st
You can re-enroll online or by mail
Rosewood Academy & High
School A Church School Cover for families in Alabama.
Here are some of the advantages of a homeschooling lifestyle. This is only a partial list. Email us with anything you might want to add to the list at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parents are with their children all day.
- Children are allowed to mature at their own speeds, no "hurried child" syndrome.
- Parents know and understand their children and are influential in their lives, even as they
enter the teen years.
- Homeschooling prevents premature parent-child separation, avoiding inappropriate pressure on
- Parents and other adults are the primary role models for homeschooled children.
- A child's natural thirst for learning is nurtured, not squelched, and learning becomes a
- Each child's education can be tailored to his or her unique interests, pace, and learning
- Homeschoolers enjoy unlimited educational resources; the world is our classroom, and resources
abound in the community.
- Homeschooling children have time to pursue their special interests and talents.
- Homeschooling provides a high adult/child ratio for the student.
- Homeschooled children become independent thinkers who are secure in their own convictions.
- Homeschooling provides positive and appropriate socialization with peers and adults.
- Homeschooled children are largely free from peer pressure.
- Homeschooled children are comfortable interacting with people of all ages.
- Family life revolves around its own needs and priorities rather than the demands of school.
- Homeschooling creates/maintains positive sibling relationships.
- Homeschooling promotes good communication and emotional closeness within a family.
- Homeschooled children view adults as an integrated part of their world and as natural partners
- Research shows that the two most important factors in reading and overall educational success
are positive home influence and parental involvement; homeschooling provides both.
- Family values and beliefs are central to social, emotional and academic development.
- The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on
standardized academic achievement tests. (The public school average is the 50th percentile; scores range from 1 to 99.)
- Homeschool students score above average on achievement tests regardless of their parents' level of
formal education or their family's household income.
- Degree of state control and regulation of homeschooling is not related to academic achievement.
- Homeschool students are increasingly being actively recruited by colleges.
- Homeschool students are regularly engaged in social and educational activities outside their homes and
with people other than their nuclear-family members. They are commonly involved in activities such as field trips, scouting, 4-H, political drives, church ministry, sports teams, and community
- The home-educated are doing well, typically above average, on measures of social, emotional, and
psychological development. Research measures include peer interaction, self-concept, leadership skills, family cohesion, participation in community service, and self-esteem.
- Homeschooling is about family.
Home Education Research Institute. This link has a few more statistics for homeshooling.