I’ve been thinking about changing our homeschool name. Because you know, it’s more crucial to have a cool homeschool name rather than lesson plans for the first few weeks of school. Um…yeah.
In Texas we are considered private schools, and don’t have to file any kinds of papers. (Unless you are pulling your kids out of public school, then you have to file something. The kids never attended TX schools so I don’t really know what’s required.) I thought KY was a pretty easy place to homeschool, but TX is even easier. We don’t have to have an Official School Name, but way every once in a while I’ll need to fill out a form that says “school name.” I really don’t mind filling in the blank with “Homeschool,” but it sounds bland and dreary.
We’ve unofficially used “Discovery School” but it never sounded quite right to me. So today I set out on a quest to gather ideas and come up with a new name. Here are just a few names I considered:
P(lastname) School for Wayward Boys
P____ Academy for the Highly Energetic
The School of Infinite Questioning
Streetname Road Insane Asylum
The School of Barely Controlled Chaos
And my personal favorite: Our Lady of Perpetual Yelling
The name I actually settled on is “Ambleside Liberal Arts Academy”. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it represents my goals for our homeschool. I’ve followed Charlotte Mason education philosophies (mostly) since I started homeschooling C, low these many years ago. I also have been making art, music and poetry a significant part of G’s education, *especially* because he’s a boy.
I also didn’t want anything cutesy because I’d like for him to (potentially) be able to use the name for all 12 years. I can’t imagine he’d be thrilled having a name like “Lego Hero School” on his high school diploma. (Then again, it does sound kinda cool!) So now that I have that emergency handled, I can get back to finishing my lesson plans.
How about you? Do you have a name for your homeschool?