Stanley Institute: Homeschool Support Program

Greetings,

My name is Adelia Brown and in May this year I felt called by the Lord to start a program to serve families who were searching for a wholesome learning environment in which to teach their children in the ways of truth and righteousness, and so, Stanley Institute was born. In this email I will introduce who we are as an organization and what we are about. I invite you to prayerfully consider joining with us on this pioneering journey in some way and to share with others the work we are doing.

So who are we?

We are builders!  They, the Builders of the Nation is our anthem. We are all called to build stepping stones for future generations and construct new and firm foundations in our children’s hearts.

Our mission is to build a family centered, Christian community to educate the hearts and minds of our children. We strive to awaken within each individual their divine purpose and to equip them with the tools necessary to be builders for the Lord.

Why is it named Stanley Institute?

Grandpa R. T. Stanley, affectionately called ‘Poppy’, left a builder’s legacy for the Brown family of faith, family, and a lifelong pursuit of learning. In the 1940’s Poppy was detained from the front lines of WWII because of his expertise in manufacturing for the war effort. He later set up others in manufacturing and consulted many of them in their businesses. Along the way he married Emogene O’Connor and together they had four lovely daughters. Poppy adored his wife and children, and regularly gathered them along with their extended family for Sunday picnics and summers in Yosemite National Park, a tradition that the family still continues today. Poppy held to his Catholic faith, attended church regularly, and was a kind and charitable man who was loved and respected by many.

Who in your family has left a builder’s legacy for you?

Our Model

Stanley Institute is a family centered, Christian community that is:

  • Located in homes or churches to allow anyone, anywhere in the world to start a program in their neighborhood.

  • Intent on educating the heart as it’s primary, with the belief that the mind will follow. Aristotle taught, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” We are most passionate about coming alongside parents to teach Godly character, leadership, and service through our Builders Challenge program. This is our core. We also support parents in teaching history, science, writing, grammar, and math. Parents are encouraged to purchase a math and reading program that best fits their child’s learning needs.

  • Engages the whole family in the love of learning and the joy of building faith, family, and community through a home centered, school supported curriculum allowing parents to learn alongside their children as their primary educator.

  • Maintains the parent as a child’s primary educator by meeting only twice a week so that the child has the greatest influence within the traditions of their own family.

  • Hosts social events to encourage camaraderie, celebrate the efforts and achievements of our children, and to just have fun together.

  • Employs timeless tools of good books, rich discussions, and the power of a notebook and pencil to learn any subject.

  • Ran by paid and volunteer mentors.

  • Teaches from a unified & wholesome curriculum that which is good, true, and beautiful. It is important to us that the curriculum is efficient, builds program by program, and can easily be replicated by other licensed communities.

Come build with us!

Please email me for more information about the program. For program specifics for each age group, tuition, materials needed, and the calendar. Stanley Institute provides education for K-12 in 4 different flexible age groups:

Foundations for ages 5-8
Explorers for ages 9-11
Challengers for ages 12-14
Scholars for ages 15-18
Open House-August 13th at 6:30pm at our homeschool location that is central to Prescott and PV (5 minutes from Costco). Come check out our host home for the year, meet teachers, and checkout some of the curriculum. Email me for the address. tjandadelia@gmail.com. We will hold other Open Houses throughout the year. Please email me if you are interested in attending a future Open House.

School Starts!- August 20th at 8:30am. We accept new students any time during the school year until our class sizes max out.

Class sizes range from 8-10 children. There is still some room in each program so please let me know if you plan to join us in this pioneering adventure! You can email me your registration at adelia@stanleyinst.org. You are welcome to call or text me with questions as well at 208.963.0107.

Last, but not least, thank you to all the families who have put so much time and effort into getting this program started! I am so grateful to you!

Sincerely,

Adelia Brown

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Online Courses for Home School

Jennifer Tharp, of My Online High School, submitted the following information for a complete online homeschool experience.

Good afternoon!

I would like to share a great program with you that is perfect for homeschool students as well as co-op groups. Whether you work with your children in your home or in a group setting our courses are a great addition to what you’re currently doing.
I’ve attached a benefit sheet for additional details. Your child will be able to experience and learn the discipline needed to be successful in the next level of education in a supported environment.
If you’re running into a course that you’re not completely comfortable with or your student would benefit from being accountable to an outside instructor we’ll be a great fit!
Our courses can be taught by you or one of our highly trained instructors.
Please email me to request a detailed course listing for your review. We are always adding more courses….like our trade certification courses in Electrical, HVACR & Plumbing. Learning one of these skills means a job for life!
Feel free to email any questions you might have or for additional information. Our website for non-traditional learners is currently under construction.If anyone would like to see a demo, I can also provide the log in information for that. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a fabulous day!
Jennifer W Tharp

Director of Sales & Marketing
jtharp@myonlinehighschool.com
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¿Quieras Hablar otro Idioma?

Would you like to learn another language? Or have your kids be bilingual? Have you thought about Spanish or French? Or even Chinese? Where we live, there are many native Spanish speakers. My husband is even starting to learn Spanish so he can interact with his patients and their parents better in his orthodontic practice. Learning another language is so useful to him and the success of his business. What about the success of your child’s future? Is it worth investing time and money to learn another language? Especially if they are interested and driven to themselves? What about preparing them to go to college? Many colleges require, or at least encourage, an introductory learning of another language.
This information was submitted to the Prescott Homeschool Hub by Steve Nesbitt, the creator of ULAT. If you are interested in teaching your children another language but don’t know one yourself, check out this resource. It is video based, self paced, and it looks quite thorough. Maybe it could even make a great summer independent study course for middle to high school learners!
Dear educators,
The ULAT (Universal Language Acquisition Tool) is an extraordinarily inexpensive, yet highly effective, French and Spanish program for middle school, high school and adult learners located at www.theulat.com.
The growing popularity of the ULAT program can be largely attributed to its respect of the Natural Language Acquisition Sequence whereby its over 160 days of lesson plans and many hours of video instruction first lay a strong oral foundation to the student’s knowledge of the new language, before proceeding to phonics instruction, elementary reading and then, only after an entire year of study, to the skill of writing. Additionally, as it provides options for both secular and biblical reading selections, it is appropriate for public school, private school and homeschooling use as well.
Annual subscriptions to the ULAT established at this time will be honored through June 30, 2017.  I encourage you not to take my word for the program’s effectiveness, but rather to read the reviews provided by the ULAT’s many enthusiastic users.
Best regards,
Steve Nesbitt
Homeschooling mother from Minnesota:  “I am a homeschooling mother of two high school students who just started using the ULAT course this year. We love it! We have used several other programs, and never before have we found one so easy to use, so thorough, or so reasonably priced. We are learning to speak and to communicate faster and more easily than ever before and the videos are both helpful and entertaining. Thank you, Mr. Nesbitt! We now look forward to learning more instead of dreading it!!”
 
Carol Stines, International Director at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School in Arizona:  “We began using the ULAT program in our foreign language classes about 7 years ago. We were impressed by the emphasis on verbal communication right from the start. The combination of actions and words causes the students to remember. As has been said, “There’s memory in muscle”. Combining logical actions with the vocabulary makes a huge difference in student’s ability to acquire the language. Plus, there is no translating, The students think in the target language without going through the wasteful step of going back to their English to comprehend. I would recommend the ULAT program for any school for use in teaching foreign languages as well as English.”