BRYAN, TX — The Community Homeschool Center is offering courses from Pre-K to 12th grade. During a time when some parents are looking for alternative learning opportunities, homeschooling is gaining popularity.
The center is providing parents interested in homeschooling with the option of having someone else teach their children. Plus, educator Suzanne Gose says it’s an option that offers different perks too.
”Having one day a week where you can come and hang out with students, learn a little bit and then go home. Keep that momentum going where we have something to do once a week,” said Suzanne Gose, Community Homeschool Center communication chair.
While this type of homeschooling is different than traditional homeschooling, these students still have the chance to hang around other kids all while getting that one-on-one time with a teacher.
”My classes help take that off of people's plates that they can say, "I don’t want to teach writing but I know my student needs writing. Let me find somebody who can teach it,"” said Ashley Kinnard, writing composition teacher at the center.
When it comes to teaching kids, the center is holding classes in small numbers for no more than an hour also students are sitting six-feet apart.
And they’re even getting ready for online learning.
”If we have to go online, I am prepared to teach through Google Meet and use Google Classroom,” said Kinnard.
For parents like Lisa Lanning, they are taking advantage of how helpful the center is.
”So, this helps a little bit more because the kids are in specific classes and then we’re done and then we can be home,” she said.
So if sending their kids to public schools is leaving parents unsure if their child will contract COVID-19, homeschooling at the center may be an option.
”It’s a great option for people that want smaller classes and are afraid of large hallways filled with kids because they can come in sit in my class and then leave if they want to,” said Kinnard
Students who are homeschooling have the freedom of moving around all while being able to attend other courses once a week at the center.
The center will begin their fall semester classes on September 9.
The Community Homeschool Center is offering courses in subjects such as algebra, Spanish, art and public speaking.