Category: News

Spring Learning

March 16, 2022

I am fully aware that I have been bragging and swooning over our incredible school the past few weeks. Enrollment brings out school pride for many of us as we encourage others to join us. Spring seems an appropriate follow-up, as it is one of the BEST homeschool seasons! It doesn’t take much effort or […]

March Mindset: We Are Connected!

March 15, 2022

This week our students learn about Building a Dream Team, which is about identifying the individuals who can support them in reaching their goals and living their dreams. Perhaps they have experience to draw from or can provide them with critical positive support as they start the path toward their dreams and face the challenges […]

Guiding Principles

March 9, 2022

Fellow Cottonwood Families, We are officially in the middle of open enrollment, and I have been blown away by how many families are interested in joining our school and how many of you are returning. Part of my astonishment is in the growth that our school has experienced this year. I am not talking about […]

Connecting Your Student to the World

March 2, 2022

There are so many challenging things happening in the world right now. Current events. Those two words alone can evoke a lot of feelings for all of us. It can feel natural and instinctual to shelter our children from current events, or perhaps there is a hesitation about how to have the conversations in the […]

March Mindset: We Are Connected

March 1, 2022

This month our students are learning about the We Are Connected Mindset, which teaches us that everyone who comes into our lives can help us to achieve and live our dreams. Working with and for others is crucial to realizing our dreams. When we understand this and constantly seek the positives from relationships with others, […]

Art Appreciation and Exploration

February 25, 2022

I was not home educated. However, some of the most impressionable and lasting memories of my education involved art. Art docents and authors visited my elementary school, and their work genuinely inspired us. It gave meaning and texture to my education as a whole. Of course, this is my personal experience, and I also realize […]

Cottonwood Star of the Week

February 17, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is Ziva! Her mom says, “Ziva has been working diligently on her Speech and Language for almost 5 years, sometimes having 3-5 sessions per week. Now that she’s graduated to only having one quick weekly speech session, she has lots of time to explore her passions for art and […]

Live to Give

February 18, 2022

This week our students are learning about the Live to Give component of Create a Legacy – The only thing left when we leave this life is the impact we had on others and the world. The true meaning of our lives is only apparent when it transcends us. That’s why it’s vital to find […]

Cottonwood Star of the Week

February 11, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is Andry: His mom says, “Nine years ago a little shy boy came to the dance studio to try out a ballet dance class. At first, he was not even sure if he liked dancing or not. He just kept coming to weekly classes because it was a better […]

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