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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
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
I wanna go to the Bene Gesserit Academy!

Fear IS the mind killer. But if you have a son, he'd have to be the Kwisatz Haderach to get the really deep training, wouldn't he?
The girls could do everything but you might have to delve a lot deeper in politics than most homeschoolers too...

Did I just out myself as the biggest geek in here?
post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by pinky View Post
Our state requires it.
We named ours after the creek that runs behind our house.
We took a similar approach. We live at the confluence of 3 creeks. Our homeschool is The Confluence School. My DH is an artist/musician. I do birthwork and yoga, and we are homesteading on a sustainable farm. We are also a location for the first biodiesel operation in the area that was started by a dear friend. We give tours of our place to colleges and folks who are interested. (Princeton was here this year!) We have a vision of offering retreats and workshops here at some point in a variety of subjects.
So, we are a school per se. And as the adults working from our location go out and about to spread the word, we refer to our home as The Confluence. It's easier and it is a running together of individual interests. I thought it a nice fit for our schooling to be a part of it too. I'm not sure that the state requires a name. I think they might. I haven't had to file anything yet. We are just in K. But, we named it for fun.

Oh, and part of me is hoping for another family to eventually establish here too with children in similar age range. Right now, we are the only married couple working on any Confluence projects. I'd love to team homeschool with another family and have our name. Dreaming... There are only 3 cabins occupied in our space.
post #23 of 42
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We took a similar approach. We live at the confluence of 3 creeks. Our homeschool is The Confluence School. My DH is an artist/musician. I do birthwork and yoga, and we are homesteading on a sustainable farm. We are also a location for the first biodiesel operation in the area that was started by a dear friend. We give tours of our place to colleges and folks who are interested. (Princeton was here this year!) We have a vision of offering retreats and workshops here at some point in a variety of subjects.
So, we are a school per se. And as the adults working from our location go out and about to spread the word, we refer to our home as The Confluence. It's easier and it is a running together of individual interests. I thought it a nice fit for our schooling to be a part of it too. I'm not sure that the state requires a name. I think they might. I haven't had to file anything yet. We are just in K. But, we named it for fun.

Oh, and part of me is hoping for another family to eventually establish here too with children in similar age range. Right now, we are the only married couple working on any Confluence projects. I'd love to team homeschool with another family and have our name. Dreaming... There are only 3 cabins occupied in our space.
:j oy
post #24 of 42
Our state requires we name our homeschool. I wanted something that would look decent on future college apps. I also didn't want to use our last name, as we are a blended family and have more than one last name. I wanted it to have something to do with discovery and intelect. We had a lot of fun making up names. The state required that the name be less than a certain number of characters, so that limited us a little. In the end we chose, The Academy of Cognitive Discovery!
post #25 of 42
Jennifer, you're SO not
eastkygal, what a neat presentation! Sounds lovely.

We're T.H.E. Academy, which stands for (Our Last Name begins with T) Home Education. We're in TX, which considers homeschools private schools, so I thought a name was appropriate; plus, it helps like other moms have mentioned on magazine subscriptions and such.

I make student and educator ID cards for me and the kids with a medical release on the back in case we're separated, and we have a membership card to our homeschool group that all gets laminated together that we take on field trips and anytime the kids might get separated from me since our city has a school-hour curfew.

We also have a homeschool crest that we use on, oh... everything we can
http://thisadventurelife.wordpress.c...eschool-crest/

~h
post #26 of 42
The Saint Jude Homeschool. He's the Patron Saint of Lost Causes...and we need all the help we can get here.
post #27 of 42
Thread Starter 
Cool ideas! I am trying to think of meaningful words to use. I like the word "mindful" but I'm not sure if that fits well into a school name. I don't want to chose a local word (local mountain or other feature) because we're planning on moving. I love The Confluence a lot. Sometimes I've thought about being a Normal School, which sounds funny, but it's a school of teachers - and I like that idea because homeschooling makes the whole family into teachers (me, DH and DD). Plus there's the little dig about the normalcy of homeschooling there.
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by laohaire View Post
Cool ideas! I am trying to think of meaningful words to use. I like the word "mindful" but I'm not sure if that fits well into a school name. I don't want to chose a local word (local mountain or other feature) because we're planning on moving. I love The Confluence a lot. Sometimes I've thought about being a Normal School, which sounds funny, but it's a school of teachers - and I like that idea because homeschooling makes the whole family into teachers (me, DH and DD). Plus there's the little dig about the normalcy of homeschooling there.
The Normal School of Mindful Creativity and Academics

I had to add creativity... My DH is an artist and it is a huge part of our schooling here. You could also add your last name before Normal in the title.
post #29 of 42
yes, we named it. it is required with our association. our name is "hidden creek homeschool" (we have a creek hidden in our backyard). as my kids get older, we may change it to an "academy" of sorts, but right now i don't need transcripts, so we like our name just fine.
post #30 of 42
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Our state requires it.
We named ours after the creek that runs behind our house.
same here, lol
post #31 of 42
I hadn't thought about naming ours until I saw this...I like the reasons for naming it. It never dawned on me to consider transcripts, etc.

I am really toying with the Aristotle Academy. I've always loved Aristotle and the way he shook up learning and founded the Academy. And, it is a nice tribute to DS's OBSESSION with ancient Greece and science in general. Plus I just love this quote

All men by nature desire knowledge. ~Aristotle
post #32 of 42
I was just calling it the Crane Homeschool (Crane is our surname), but this thread got me wanting something more. Rios is my maiden name and it means rivers, so I was thinking Crane Rivers Academy.
post #33 of 42
I started a blog to file weekly "updates" of our homeschooling experience [mostly for me, and also to help me with my portfolio review, but also for my MIL], and so I wanted a cool name for it. We went with the Hearth Stone Home School. It's a variation of our street name, and I like the idea of a hearth, and the hearth stone as a foundation of the home, etc.
We also are redoing our home office to make it more HS friendly, and are now calling it the Office of Lifelong Learning.
post #34 of 42
Like many others, we used part of our street name, so The ___ ___ School. I liked the ring of it and the state requires something. We doubt we'll still be in this house in 12 years so it won't be obvious by then, which is the same reason we did not use our last name -- too obvious. My favorite is my friend's, which I can't remember now of course, but it has a Harry Potter theme. You wouldn't immediately think HP, but when she started to tell me how they went about trying to come up with one I quickly realized HP was behind it. So subtle book/movie/character themes might be an idea (Silver Lake Shores Academy ... Plum Creek School ... Walnut Grove Academy).
post #35 of 42
We named it just for fun. We're either Morning Song Homeschool or the Fr*** Family Academy for Recalcitrant Children, depending on how things are going.
post #36 of 42
We haven't even "really" started yet but when we do we'll be Good Harbor Academy.

It's the name of the church where our earliest ancestors to pioneer the area got married, and the entire reason people live here is because of that ... it's a good harbor! Of course we don't plan on moving, and it holds more significance because of community rebuilding after the recent hurricanes and such. Also DH and grandpa are boat captains and part of our schooling will be practical matters dealing with boats, fishing, knots, and such ... survival here! Not to mention we dream of living on a boat someday. Definitely a fitting name.

When DH is in a joking mood he says we should send DD1 to the Super Exclusive Learning Center for Amazingly Talented Children.
post #37 of 42
Ours is Pride Ranch Academy. DS's favorite movie is The Lion King, which has Pride Rock. That's where the "pride" came from. We live in an area called ________ Ranch, so that's where the "ranch" came from. Even before we started HSing he'd always say we lived at Pride Ranch. And we added Academy because it sounds so uptight and serious, just like us
post #38 of 42
We just named ours this year. It is not required here, but the kids thought it would be cool. After a very democratic process the name elected was Oakwoods Acadamy. School colours are bronze and gun metal green. Mascot is the steambird. Umm...yeah, they are silly little creatures. I like them though .
post #39 of 42
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We did nearly name it The Bene Gesserit Academy
Duuuude.
post #40 of 42
This thread got me thinking, and I talked to my children about naming their homeschool (still 4 and 2). DD was pretty into "Rainbow Care Bear School" and DS wanted some sort of zooming academy name (I forget). Although, being 2, DS did jump onto the Care Bears theme and figured he belongs at "Too Loud Bear Academy" - which is so very apt for him, if you've ever tried to spend a quiet meal with him...

I think we'll wait on any official choices for a little while here.

Tjej
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