Issue 83 | August 28, 2015 | Another Course Offering & Accreditation Announcement
We've got some big news regarding our accreditation status below, but first, we'd like to tell you about another course offering from NARHS!
Would you like one more course to add to your student's 2015-2016 high school studies? NARHS has developed a study guide for the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. The book covers topics such as these:
- Habits that make or break you.
- Are your paradigms of yourself helping or hindering you?
- Tap into your talents; be an excellent version of you.
- Be proactive, not reactive.
- Begin with the end in mind.
- Put first things first.
- Nurture valuable relationships.
- Three different types of decision making : win-win, win-lose, or lose-win.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Synergize. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Renew yourself. "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
The illustrations, examples and stories in the book drive the lessons home in a very engaging way. Teens love the book!
If you would like to obtain a copy of the course for your student, request the (approx.) 40-page study guide from your advisor who will send it to your email. The book is easy to find, even at the library. 2,00,000 copies have been sold. You'll know why when you read it.
INSIDE NARHS Is It True?
People are emailing and calling to confirm whether NARHS actually achieved full Regional Accreditation. Yes! The announcement will be made official on December 1, 2015. From the site visit report by Dr. Hank Cram, president of Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, here are some important excerpts:
NARHS...fills a unique niche in the emerging landscape of alternate learning venues. They provide a reliable process for the validation of homeschooler performance. NARHS can also serve as a much-needed clearinghouse for home schooling families in terms of connecting them with quality materials and programs which can enhance the home schooling experience and improve the network among home schoolers. NARHS also has the potential to serve as an ombudsman for homeschoolers with their school districts and provide advocacy related to home schooling policy-making.
In conclusion, Dr. Cram stated this:
It has been said that to be an educator requires a belief in the future, the hope that the future will be better than the past and the audacity to believe that you can make the difference. This week we felt that belief, experienced that hope and witnessed NARHS' audacity to make a difference.