Use of A Beka’s Christian curriculum closed Bloomfield School District’s public school (Family Home School) down.
Bloomfield board votes to close Family Home School Posted: 05/13/2009
By G. Jeff Golden
The school was funded and operated by the Bloomfield School District and was located on the campus of Naaba Ani Elementary School. It drew the ire of the Public Education Department in February when officials discovered the school was using materials from A Beka Academy.
A Beka Academy is an affiliate of Pensacola Christian College, and its Web site calls its approach to education “unashamedly Christian.” The curriculum is one of the most popular private and home school programs in the country.
The school district’s intentions in opening the Family Home School were also laid out in the article:
The Bloomfield school board approved the creation of Family Home School in 1995. The original intent was to bring home-schooled children back into the district and keep them connected with public schools.
Family Home School began as a part-time program, but in 1998 expanded to four days a week and required the adoption of a curriculum. Parents worked with the school’s teacher, Kathy Harper, and chose A Beka for certain subjects because it suited the diverse age range of the students. Home school programs.