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Going Back to School, Feeling Right at Home

Attending school for a few hundred local students doesn�t mean riding a yellow bus.

Instead, they walk downstairs to their kitchen tables.

As area public school students returned to classrooms, home-schooled students also cracked open textbooks.

These students don�t necessarily have a defined school year, but two Clarke County families try to stick to a schedule closely resembling the public schools� calendar.

The Walraven family started its new school year a week earlier than public schools, but the four home-schooled boys will enjoy a week off in September when the family heads for the beach.

The Walravens also take a month off for the Christmas holidays, Samantha Walraven said. But that means her children could spend an extra week studying in the summer. Read more…

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