Bright Ideas Beacon – Student Newspaper


Full year- Ongoing

Teacher:  Jamie Anderson

Recommended Grade Level:  9-12

Day and Time:  To be scheduled

Prerequisites:  None


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Class Description

If you’d like to spend the 2017-2018 school year working on a team where you develop close friendships with home school students working to put out a monthly newspaper, then apply to serve on the student-run newspaper at The Academy at Bright Ideas Press. Complete the form at this link. After you apply, the Editor-in-Chief will send you a writing and/or editing “test.” Once approved, the cost is $150 for the year. No previous journalism is required; this is a “learn as you go” experience. Training will begin in the summer, but it won’t interfere with vacation, camp or work. During the school year one monthly staff meeting (usually held on a week night that doesn’t interfere with other obligations) and one article per issue are all that is required, but unlimited communication and fun are encouraged! The faculty advisor, Mrs. Jamie Anderson, has four years experience with online homeschool student-run newspapers. With a journalism degree, a decade of radio and public relations work experience and twelve years of homeschooling, Mrs. Anderson has a wealth of knowledge to share with you.

Students need to take at least one of the over 100 The Academy at Bright Ideas Press online classes.