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Did you name your homeschool?

post #1 of 42
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If so, why? It kind of occured to me yesterday that it would be cool to do it but when my husband asked why, I couldn't really answer him.

Also, I can't think of anything other than [LASTNAME] Academy or similar. Is your homeschool name something other than your family name? You don't have to post it here (though feel free!) but it would be interesting if you said "we named it after our hometown that we moved away from" or "it's a special word in the language of our ethnic roots" or whatever. I figure whatever it is shouldn't be too cutesy, since hopefully the name will last for a while and inspire pride.
post #2 of 42
yes i did.

Scribing Life Academy

I use it -- silly maybe -- when i subscribe to things, or request magazines, or sign up on line (history.com for example says it is open to homeschoolers but still requires a school name). I wanted a name i liked, and one that i would use consistantly any time one was asked for or an option.

I like it good enough reason for me
post #3 of 42
I am going to guess that the tradition of naming them came from the times when homeschooling wasn't totally legal in some states and parents may have told others that their children were in private schools.

We are currently enrolled through an umbrella school, so ds's school id has their name on it as his school.

We did name our "school" a long time ago when the kids were little. The name is taken from some scriptures that we believe talk about educating our children. It is on a sign hanging on their door, but I've never really used it for anything.
post #4 of 42
We're Catholic, so our school is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy.

We wanted a saint's name, and that was one of the few that aren't already being used in our large city.
post #5 of 42
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I am going to guess that the tradition of naming them came from the times when homeschooling wasn't totally legal in some states and parents may have told others that their children were in private schools.

We are currently enrolled through an umbrella school, so ds's school id has their name on it as his school.

We did name our "school" a long time ago when the kids were little. The name is taken from some scriptures that we believe talk about educating our children. It is on a sign hanging on their door, but I've never really used it for anything.
come on !! what is it??
post #6 of 42
Before my kids were old enough to register as hs'er with the state, I just put "homeschool" in those online forms.

My state requires a name. We chose [our town name] Hearth School.

We like how it made us feel.
post #7 of 42
We're in the process of brainstorming. I want something warm feeling but that will also follow us well into the older years.

I like the idea of having a name when you're filling out forms for discounts or subscribing to things. Plus, I'm hoping it will give DD a pat answer to questions as she gets older.
post #8 of 42
Jen's House of Chaos?
post #9 of 42
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Jen's House of Chaos?
Love it!

I had never thought about it much since our state doesn't require a school name. Plus we unschool so we don't really differentiate between regular life and "school" stuff. I kind of like the idea though. If DD likes the idea, we might come up with something.

Maybe something to do with science since that's really our thing here.
post #10 of 42
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Love it!

I had never thought about it much since our state doesn't require a school name. Plus we unschool so we don't really differentiate between regular life and "school" stuff. I kind of like the idea though. If DD likes the idea, we might come up with something.

Maybe something to do with science since that's really our thing here.
Starflower's House of Science Chaos??

You could go REALLY nuts with Chaos Theory and everything!
post #11 of 42
ours is The [our last name] School
post #12 of 42
Our state requires it.
We named ours after the creek that runs behind our house.
post #13 of 42
There was a big post about this on diaperswappers awhile back. Someone suggested re-thinking putting your last name in name of the school, because it doesn't look very professional when the child writes it on an application later in life. I suppose you could give the school a new name when the children are in middle school and high school, though.

To answer the OP, DH and I are in the process of deciding on a name, mission statement, and Bible verse that correlates with our goals for educating our children. The first thing I am going to do with the name is get ID cards made through the HS Buyers Co-op that will hopefully allow us to get discounts at places like Borders!
post #14 of 42
I was homeschooled for a while, and ours was South Shore Academy. Our neighborhood was called South Shore Harbor, so it made sense. I think it might have been a state requirement, but I really don't know. I just thought it was fun.
post #15 of 42
California requires you to file as a private school.

Hubby is a Canadian (and therefore so are the kids) so we are the "Maple Leaf Academy".
post #16 of 42
We aren't required to use a name, but our street name-Academy sounds great so we chose that.
post #17 of 42
We call our homeschool: Sunflower Lane Academy

Because our last name is Lane and I love sunflowers and usually have them blooming all summer long.
post #18 of 42
I started using our last name ______ Homeschool because we got Borders & B&N discount cards like 5 yrs back and we needed a name for them.

It's lame though, and I've never liked it. I just haven't come up with a decent enough name. I want it to be fun, but not so out there that it looks goofy when their older (on their diplomas.)
post #19 of 42
ours is Herbert Zelazny School of Math and Science

We did nearly name it The Bene Gesserit Academy We didn't because we were worried about it looking goofy on the diplomas
post #20 of 42
We named ours after the street we lived on when we started homeshooling. Sunrise Academy. We didn't have to, only wanted it. Later I learned that there are some forms and things like the reading incentive programs that you use your homeschool's name for. We briefly lived in a state that you had to have a name, and continued with the same one.

We are now moving to where we hope to live until we retire and I'm thinking of a name change. That would be Cedar Academy if we used the same criteria. I'm thinking of a combo though, maybe Sunrise Cedar or Cedar Sunrise ? lol I dunno just playing with ideas. anyway...

there's how we came up with the name for our homeschool. I purposely left "homeschool" out of the name, though many others leave it in.
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