Homeschool Cooperative Forms in Franklin

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Grove Virtual Academy, a fully-accredited online K-12 private school, has formed its second homeschool cooperative at Westhaven. Open to all students in Williamson County, this online private school cooperative allows students to gain a private school education through K12 International Academy with the flexibility of learning virtually anywhere, anytime – a major factor for athletes, performing artists, equestrians, and others with rigorous training or travel schedules. Grove Virtual Academy’s first homeschool hub was formed at Jaeckle Centre, one of the South’s largest equestrian centers, near The Grove in College Grove.  At each hub, students meet weekly with their personal success coach who keeps them motivated and progressing toward their academic goals. The school plans to create “learning hubs” throughout Williamson County to accommodate the county’s rapidly growing demand for homeschool options.

As a fully-accredited NCAA-approved private school, K12 International Academy graduates have received admissions into highly competitive universities across the nation, including Harvard University, George Washington University, Brown University, Dartmouth, Cornell, Emory, Princeton, University of Michigan, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, United States Military Academy and more. A recent article in the Harvard Crimson affirmed what most competitive colleges already know: homeschooled applicants are “organic and self-driven in pursuing their interests and education, and homeschooling made coming to Harvard…an experience they felt well-equipped to tackle.”

In addition to the academic focus, Grove Virtual Academy helps students increase their confidence, interpersonal abilities, and leadership skills. Students create their own projects through Diversity Leadership Project, a local initiative that enhances a student’s college admissions and scholarship opportunities while building confidence, creating leadership opportunities, and equipping them with strong conflict resolution skills.

Students thrive when they’re surrounded by a supportive learning environment that’s individualized to their strengths and needs. This provides them with the opportunity to learn, understand, grow, and succeed. “Homeschool doesn’t have to be a solitary experience nor does a student need to sacrifice educational quality or college admissions and scholarship opportunities.” According to Randall Bedwell, founder of Grove Virtual Academy, “Despite lingering myths, homeschooling is actually a dynamic way to broaden your child’s academic possibilities and have a greater degree of choice and flexibility.”

Homeschool 101, an introductory meeting for interested parents and students will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm the Westhaven Resident’s Club. Please RSVP HERE.

About Grove Virtual Academy
Grove Virtual Academy is a Brentwood, TN-based “hybrid homeschool” powered by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of online education programs. If you are interested in homeschooling or want your child to get an academic edge in their existing school, contact Randall Bedwell at 615.714.0139 or visit for further information.