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Plumfield Academy now sponsors a support program for home educators:

H.E.A.R.T.S. in Partnership
Home Education Advocates Resource Training & Support services

OUR MISSION is to assist parents in providing the optimal home education experience in which their child will thrive.

OUR GOAL is to partner with families through all phases of home education from initiation to high school graduation, by providing advocacy, resources, training, and ongoing support services.

Our Team of Advisors

Are knowledgeable, supportive, and dedicated to the philosophy and mission of Home Education.

Are experienced in helping students who have a wide range of learning styles, academic abilities, temperaments, and goals.

Help parents and students create an educational plan that fits the student’s unique talents, interests, learning style, and goals.

Recommend resources and ways to approach learning each subject so it’s engaging, challenging, rewarding, and productive.

Keep track of student progress toward goals – especially high school graduation.
Assist with the initial homeschooling application to submit to the school district and interface with the Superintendent.

Our Team of Advisors Provide Ongoing Support

You can contact Advisors by phone, fax, and e-mail, or schedule in-person appointments if you live in the local area.

Along with regularly scheduled appointments, advisers are happy to answer your questions as they come up.

Transcript Services

We provide a middle and high school transcript that verifies to the receiving institution all courses, grades, explanations, and credits the student has completed or earned. This is especially helpful when transferring into a secondary school or for college entrance.

Specialized Services

  • Wilson Reading Assessment
  • Math Tutoring
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Mentorship Services
  • Writing Assessment
  • Speech Therapy
  • Style Awareness Training – Our personal styles affect what motivates us, how we think, plan, relate and interact with others. Our differences are truly assets yet can create conflict if misunderstood. Find out your personal style through the DiSC Style Awareness Assessment Tool and learn how to maximize your effectiveness personally and within your homeschool, workplace, community, etc..
  • Tutor Directory

Enrichment Courses for Students

A Charlotte Mason Education emphasizes the Creative Arts, Music & Nature Study to educate the “Whole Hearted Child.”

Email plumfieldacademy@comcast.net for more information or to enroll in one of the dynamic and engaging workshops:
HEARTS WORKSHOPS

Parent Support Workshops

We cordially invite you to join us for The Gentle Art of Living:

Parent Workshop – TBD

Instructor: TBD
Location: Plumfield Academy, 123 Dayton St., Danvers, MA
Dates/Time: TBD
7:00pm – 8:30pm
COST $10

 

 

Parent Workshop – TBD

Instructor: TBD
Location: Plumfield Academy, 123 Dayton St., Danvers, MA
Dates/Time:TBD
7:00pm – 8:30pm
COST $60

To register, email info@plumfieldacademy.org

Home Education Curriculum Design

“Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire.”
We believe that the role of the Educator is to nurture and stimulate a child’s curiosity and innate desire to learn with a wide range of books, alive with ideas, that invite the child to draw their own conclusions about what they are learning within a nurturing environment where the dignity of the child is honored.
To facilitate this:
1. A detailed questionnaire is filled out by the parents (and at the high school level by the student.)

2. Former transcripts, educational records & information are analyzed to help determine the student’s learning style, strengths, and areas needing development.

3. An interview and consultation session is scheduled to design a customized curriculum including:

  • Living books and other learning materials recommended from a wide variety of fine resources.
  • Recommended project learning, unit studies, independent study, field trips, and community activities.
  • Following Charlotte Masons’ Approach our curriculum design emphasizes “Living Books,” Fine Arts, Music, Poetry, Nature Study, Verbal and Writing Skills, Self Motivated Learning, Good Life Habits, Real Life Experiences.
  • We incorporate other Home Education Methodologies including the Classical approach, Computer Based Learning, Unit Study, etc. to best meet individual learning goals.

4. Organizational goals and an estimated time line are determined to allow the student to move at his or her own pace through the year.

5. The program remains dynamic and flexible as progress is discussed and reviewed quarterly.