Reminder: MBTA & HTA are now enrolling.
They have been known to fill up fast, so contact them soon if you are interested.
What are MBTA & HTA?
For those looking for a blend of home and public education, there are two public charter schools on Oahu that offer an opportunity to do most of the education at home with a primary caregiver (parent), under the regulations and guidance of the school and an assigned teacher. Some people call this a hybrid approach, others say it is "public school at home", while some participants feel they are essentially homeschoolers (though the fact is that the enrolled children are technically public school students, the day-to-day experience can seem similar to some homeschoolers). This is not conventional or traditional homeschooling, but some of my readers find it to be a good fit (while others don't). Some love it, some hate it. It really is a personal decision and choice that needs to be decided according to each family's individual situation, needs, and wants.
Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) information can be found by contacting them through http://ethompson.org/. There is a separate elementary and secondary program that work quite differently. One involves an allotment and choice of curriculum used, while the other provides a curriculum. Both require a few classes with a teacher each month. Details can change a bit from year to year, so be sure to contact them directly for details.
Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA) information can be found at their website: https://hi.myhta.org/. Last I heard, they utilize the K12 curriculum. They have an elementary, middle, and high school program with online courses and teacher-taught, in-person classes as well. Details can change a bit from year to year, so be sure to contact them directly for details.
NOTE: I do NOT have a business affiliation or association with Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) or Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA). This is NOT a sponsored post or advertisement. Nor should this be construed as a recommendation or endorsement of these programs. Instead, this post is for informational purposes only.
I'm a homeschooling mom of two, enjoying our time in Hawaii and hoping to share some of that experience with you, including ideas, reviews, resources, and information.