If you’d like to spend the 2018-2019 school year working on a team where you develop close friendships with home school students working to put out a monthly newspaper, then signup to serve on the student-run newspaper, The Bright Ideas Beacon, at The Academy at Bright Ideas Press. Once you are registered and pay $150, the Editor-in-Chief will send you a writing and/or editing “test.” 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 and one article per issue are all that is required, but unlimited communication and fun are encouraged! The faculty advisor, Mrs. Jamie Anderson, has five years experience with online homeschool student-run newspapers. Her journalism degree, decade of radio and public relations work experience and twelve years of homeschooling combine to bring students a wealth of knowledge and a great extracurricular experience to put on your high school transcript.