We extend our prayers and heartfelt sympathies to all those personally impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic. Many families throughout the nation and in our own community are navigating the challenges of working from home while facilitating education for their children. Haywood Christian Academy has suspended all in-person business until further notice. That means our students are utilizing interactive, distance learning tools to maintain continuity in their education.

Throughout the course of a typical school day, students enjoy nutritional meals that help students focus on their studies. While your children are learning from home, it is vital to their process to continue providing healthy meals and snacks. In this article, we will talk about the benefits of nutrition for your child's learning ability. These principles apply to this season of home education and later when children return to school.

Haywood County’s parents are often searching for alternatives to public education. Our area is blessed to have excellent teachers in every institution; however, there is a multitude of reasons to consider non-traditional alternatives. Charters schools provide that alternative for many students in North Carolina. Since charter school legislation passed in 1996, 184 institutions have opened in our state, with that number growing every year. Since they have a measure of control over curriculum and class size, without charging tuition, the charter school movement is intriguing for parents. 

Are charter schools the best alternative to traditional public education? In this article, we are helping parents answer that question. 

With a new year underway, parents have participated in and often endured goal-setting meetings at work and within civic organizations. Many have set goals related, personal fitness and health-related, budget and finances, church and spiritual, as well as reading and continuing education. Setting goals for personal development can pay dividends for your growth through the year. The same can be true for your child's education.

Whether you are reading this at the beginning of a new year or in the middle of summer, this article will help you set effective goals for your child's education this year and beyond.

Parents are often as excited as their children, waiting and watching by the window to see the first flakes of winter fall. When we were young, we watched the school closings scroll across the bottom of the screen on WLOS. Now, we obsessively refresh our browsers or social media applications waiting to see the announcement, "School Closed Today."

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