Home schooling has grown tremendously in the past few years and is continuing to grow. Research shows that homeschoolers do better on standardized testing, and stick in college longer. A recent study shows that 67% of homeschoolers graduated high school versus the 59% of public schoolers who graduated college. This difference in percentage may be due to the personalization in teaching style homeschoolers receive. POW! has had the pleasure of being part of a physical education program for home schoolers for 5 years. Currently, our Wednesday martial athletics program is offered each week at 10am for homeschoolers. We focus on self-defense and fitness. Our training builds awareness and confidence, while enhancing the fitness level, strength and coordination of each child. Here are a few other homeschooling programs in the Chicagoland area if you are looking for recommendations.
- The Community Co-op– The Community Co-op is a family-oriented resource for homeschool families located in Oak Park, Illinois, serving Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
- Youth Curling– Second City Curling is dedicated to growing the sport of curling among Cook County area youth. Curling is a lifelong sport that teaches teamwork, sportsmanship, and strategic thinking, in addition to promoting physical fitness.
- School of Rock Chicago– School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals.
written by Tiarra McGee