In 1991, Bob and Maggie Hogan stepped outside the box and began homeschooling their two young sons, JB and Tyler. The first years were exciting and challenging—they watched their boys grow in every possible way. But with precious few resources available for homeschoolers, they had to work hard to find or develop their own curriculum.
As they created resources that worked well for their own family— and then friends—Maggie began speaking at homeschool conferences around the country, encouraging others in the journey. Moms swamped her with requests to use what she used. Her handouts grew longer and longer until Bright Ideas Press was born. You might know some of Bright Ideas Press’ popular products, like The Mystery of History series, Hands-On Geography, Illuminations, WonderMaps, and North Star Geography.
Now Bright Ideas Press is branching out to include The Academy at Bright Ideas Press, yet another way to help busy moms homeschool their students with success!
The Academy at Bright Ideas Press offers middle school and high school courses for Christian homeschooling families to either supplement or replace their current curriculum. Families will be able to choose from a wide variety of course offerings offered either as live, online classes or as self-paced, asynchronous classes.
These options will meet the needs of all types of students, from those who enjoy learning under a teacher while interacting with other students, to those who prefer to learn more independently at their own pace. Taught from a Christian worldview, our classes will encourage students to develop excellent independent study skills which will benefit them both in college and in life.
The Academy at Bright Ideas Press
The Academy will use PowerSchool learning management system. This unifying tool keeps all of a student’s course work in one easily-accessible place. On this site, students will access their assignments, assessments and discussion groups, as well as grades.
Virtual online classrooms. The Academy provides Zoom classrooms for all teachers, though teachers are free to use a different virtual platform if they desire. Links to teachers’ classrooms will be easy to find in the Welcome section of each class page.
Phil 1:9-11: And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.