Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Since there are many ways to reach our team of dedicated teachers I feel students get stuck on one way, the way that they are most comfortable or accustomed to communicating. Our teachers provide their email, personal cell for texting, twitter account, facebook account, personal home phone, and address. There is never a reason to not reach one of our staff based on this, however there are those students and there always will be that need to be reminded that there are other ways to get the job done. In other words, if at first you don't succeed; try, try, again...
Whatever the circumstance, where there is a will there is always a way. This has become my motto and has contributed to the overall success of On Track School's growth since 2003. Such is it in life, when you need help you must reach out. If there isn't help on the other side, reach out again.
For more information about On Track School please visit; www.ontrackschool.com or call 888-325-0879 and ask for Director Andrea Leib, M. Ed.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Vacations missed, sisters or brothers giving up their dreams to keep the family together, and mothers and fathers completely changing careers to become a "team" manager or traveling cook among other things. The important thing is to have fun while you are making all of these changes and to know your responsibilities. Every time we got in our motorhome at this time of year we would stop at a new destination be it Meteror Crater, the Grand Canyon, and even when we would break down, which is something you should come to expect from time to time, off-road 4 wheel rally racing.
When it comes to enrolling into a homeschool program the same team approach is recommended at On Track School and the students who make the honor role at the end of the year are the students who are on the podium with the team players by their side. They did their job as well, they became home coaches who helped their students follow through with their responsibilities. We would like to thank them for being a team player and for contributing to the success of their student.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Answering that question can take a life time. Although there are some who know exactly what it is they want to do with the rest of their lives, many of us are overwhelmed by the possibilities as well as the consequences of possibly not making the right choice. The important thing to do is to take the first step toward your future goals by writing them down and researching what it will take to get there. After that it is simply putting one foot in front of the other and before you know it you are closer to your first goal. Once you reach the first goal, repeat and continue without quitting.
Find something you feel passionate about and try to build your future around that and you will be successful. If you believe you can do that then eventually you will. It will take hard work and in the end it will be worth it. It is not always about the end result, what we learn in the process builds us up if we let it.
"Life is a journey and not a destination. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson
For more information about attaining your high school diploma visit On Track School and learn about our High School Equivalency Diploma program or call 888-325-0879.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Let me first say that initially when motocross took my husband and our son to Texas for a national when he was only in 5th grade, I was naive to the fact that motocross would also be taking our family unit back and forth across the USA for the next 9 years. Being a teacher for over twenty years at that time, homeschooling was something I had mixed feelings about. Ten years later, I am very satisfied with our decision to home school our children and we made the world our classroom wherever we traveled.
As for the pressure on students who are given the privilege to attain a private school education in order to follow their personal goals, I feet that these students are relieved to be able to work independently as they travel to their competitions, training facilities, and are more organized and successful in general. The pressure of failing due to absences in a sport that is year round and the lack of understanding from most public schools regarding amateur motocross, disables most students from staying in a school and training to their fullest. Our student and parent testimonials can attest to this.
Pressure does exist, however, I feel that the pressure of home schooling falls on the parents. In order for an educational program to be successful it is my theory that a team approach to reaching goals is essential for student success. It can make or break the experience. As with anything in life worth attaining hard work is required by all, with homeschooling that means students, parents, and a team of dedicated teachers to help support the process!
To learn more about On Track School, call 888-325-0879 and click here.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
For students and families who make the decision to attain a private school education the benefits are outstanding. Currently there are over 6 million students who are enrolled in private schools in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students in grades K-12 enrolled in a private school are home schooled. This number has tripled in the last eight years.
Among the benefits private schools are able to provide a safe environment, which supports the family environment honoring morals and values. In addition, private education provides a motivating approach toward attaining academic excellence with limited distractions allowing students to score higher on standardized tests. Students are twice as likely to go on to college, and participate in community events on a larger scale demonstrating their desire to become involved citizens.
The facts dispel the myths that have stood in the way of thinking outside the box when it comes to attaining a private education.
· Ninety percent of private high school graduates attend college, compared to 66 percent of public high school graduates.
· Private schools produce an annual savings to taxpayers estimated at more than $48,000,000,000.
· Private schools are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse. Twenty-three percent of private school students are students of color; twenty-eight percent are from families with annual incomes under $50,000.
· The participation of private school students in community service projects is significantly higher than their public school counterparts.
· The fear of students being socially delayed if attending a private home school has become a myth since these students learn to get along with a wide variety of people, making them more socially mature and better able to handle new situations.
To learn more about On Track Private School education click here or call 888-325-0879.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Resolutions are like goals. Without them we achieve status quo, with them we try to go the distance. If I had not stated that out load I would not have tried. Grant you, I had to state this a few times, however, the end result is that I quit smoking 23 years ago. I read something today in one of my morning readings that I would like to share with you since I feel it is so relative to ALL of us.
- When I ask you what's your goal for your health in 2011? If you say, ‘I don't have one,’ then your goal is to stay the same.
- When I ask you what's your goal in your relationships? If you say, ‘I don't have one,’ then your goal is for them not to get any better.
- When I ask you what's your goal for your finances and getting out of debt? If you say, ‘I don't have one,’ then your goal is to stay in debt.
- When I ask you what's your goal for your business career? If you say, ‘I don't have one,’ then your goal is to just drift along.
***excerpt shared from Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life