Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

Opportunities and Resources

The Home School Bookstore – Cindy Stevens

Homeschool Testing – Linda Nikkel

Tutoring – Allison Nikkel – 616-402-9041 or

New Classes for 2013-2014

Juliet Saum

Calling all homeschoolers 7th-12th grade who are interested in learning Spanish or who need a foreign language credit for graduation. We will focus on grammar, conjugation and vocabulary. Cost for our weekly classes is $125/semester and includes all books and materials.
Call Juliet Saum if interested at (231) 670-6706 or email at

This class is being offered to anyone who has met Spanish 1 as a prerequisite. Cost is $125/semester and will meet once a week with all materials included.
Call Juliet Saum if interested at (231) 670-6706 or email at

Tessa Saum

If you have a motivated child who is excited about learning guitar and is willing to practice daily, Tessa Saum will come to you home weekly for a half hour lesson. Cost is $10 for local students. Call Tessa Saum if interested at (231) 744-5883 or email at

Davine Calkins

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU)

High School Students.
Held at Calkins’ Home- 442 W Pontaluna Rd Norton Shores
Currently thinking this class will be offered on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm- this may change based on other class offerings
This course can count as a full Consumers Math Credit and a partial Economics Credit, but can be full if an additional book that I recommend is added.
It covers budgeting, mutual funds, saving, interest, credit debt, Biblical spending and saving, resumes, interviewing and so, so much more. This is an extensive life preparation course!!! No High School student should graduate without this information
The course will be filled with many practical life applications and stories from Dave Ramsey as well as my own and what was learned from doing it poorly and then living within God’s Design. We grow in God’s Word both from a Financial aspect and a spiritual one as we delve into the FPU course and go through the book “The Principle of the Path” by Andy Stanley.
There is regular testing and I keep a record of all grades.
This is a full year course with weekly assignments. Cost is $125.00 (cost of student workbook, grades, copies and program) Discount if more than one student from a family. Limited scholarships are available. Full Course syllabus and expectations will be available at Annual Meeting.  I will happily answer any questions you have prior. This is limited to 15-20 students. Dates and Times will be announced
Questions??? Davine Calkins 231.798.7294

Amy Rasmussen

I would like to offer a Spanish class in my home for elementary and jr. High aged students.  It would be a beginning Spanish class where Spanish is learned through many fun activities and games.  I will not be teaching this class, but it would be taught by an outside Spanish teacher hired through Futura Language Professionals a Spanish teaching company my brother in law is connected with. He has taught Spanish at both CMU and MSU and would find the teacher to come to my home weekly.  Parents are more than welcome to attend with their child. It would be $10/ student/week and we could go 10, 15 or 30 weeks.  This price is based on 10 students, but we could take up to 15 and it would be slightly less if we have more students.
I would also like to offer a high school level book discussion club that we would read one book a month and discuss it together at Barnes and Noble or my home whichever works out for those signing up.  I would provide a book list and would like to limit this class to 12 students. 
I would also be interested in doing any unit studies together with other moms that may have lower elementary students.