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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

August 10, 2006

Valdosta -  When Adrianne Parker was 10 years old she came home from school to find her life would soon change.  "One day I came home from school and my mom said, what do you think about coming home and being at school at home? I though it sounds pretty interesting," sixteen year-old Adrianne said.

She hasn't looked back since.  "I wouldn't go back to public school now. I've loved it the past several years!" she exclaimed.

Adrianne is one of about a thousand kids who are home schooled in South Georgia.  They must study 4 and a half hours a day and take at least 5 courses.  "But in a typical week my kids will study 13 subjects. So even though there's a base of five that's state law, home schoolers are at liberty to teach anything from French to Latin to PE classes to karate,"  said Home Educator Renee Parker.

The reasons people home school are as varied as the home school programs themselves.  But anyone on any budget can get involved.  "You can find something that fits in your budget. You really can find a curriculum that will work for your family, for your children's learning style, for you teaching style and for your budget. It's all possible," Renee added.

Adrianne says home schooling hasn't affected her socially. If anything, she's become more social from it.  And she already has colleges knocking at her door.  "Being home schooled doesn't kick you out of going to colleges, colleges look for you because you are home schooled. I've had colleges trying to get me to go visit since 7th or 8th grade because they found out I was home schooled," Adrianne says.

Now she's beginning another year of studies to help her reach her dream of being speech writer for the President of the United States.

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