Sunday, November 6, 2005

Fourth Annual Homeschooling’s Best Contest

Calvert School, the nation’s first formal home-school curriculum provider, is seeking nominees for its fourth annual Homeschooling’s Best Awards, which recognize people whose efforts have improved home-schooling during the year.

“Each year countless people from all over the country and the world play a critical role – whether big or small – in making home-schooling a better alternative for children’s education,” said Jean C. Halle, president of Calvert Education Services, the home-school curriculum provider affiliated with the prestigious Calvert School in Baltimore, Md.

“As home-schooling’s first,” added Halle, “we feel it is important to recognize people who are truly home-schooling’s best.”

Since its inception in 2002, the Homeschooling’s Best Awards have honored recipients for establishing innovative home-schooling programs in their communities, promoting home-schooling through media coverage, expanding the opportunities available to home-schooling families and assisting home-schoolers to obtain curriculum materials.

Recipients have come from all over the United States, including California, Maryland, New York, Texas, and Virginia. More than 50 nominations were submitted in 2004, the award’s third year.

Nominations can be submitted at Calvert School’s website, www.calvertschool.org/best. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 2, and recipients will be named in December.

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About Calvert School

Since 1906, Calvert School, a not-for-profit organization, has been providing students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade with a complete, integrated, and accredited curriculum that leaves no gaps in instruction. Calvert’s detailed, step-by-step lessons are based on Calvert School’s classroom instruction. The time-tested Calvert program inspires children to reach their full academic potential and helps parents be effective home teachers. In addition to the Calvert homeschooling program, Calvert’s lessons have been employed successfully in classroom settings throughout the world for more than 60 years. In its first century, more than 500,000 students have been educated with the Calvert School program.

To learn more, visit Calvert’s web site at www.calvertschool.org.

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