Things where falling apart at my son’s public school with the shut down and e-learning.
We decided to pull him from the public school system and homeschool him. I loved homeschooling him but wanted a better fit for us and his education.
I went to an event at the capital and heard about Tipping Point Academy. Over the summer, my son attended Arrows Summer Day Camp and has been in an amazing place with God learning to be a leader and a free thinker, plus his respect for others has grown so much. I see so much love in his heart, and I just knew we made the right choice for him.
He was on an IEP (Individualized Education Program) for his ADHD. When the shutdown came and we started home schooling him, I realized that he was far more behind than the school let us know about. I feel like he was just pushed through like he didn’t need to learn anything, but now, we are so happy and excited for him to start at Tipping Point Academy.
I was worried on where to send my eighth grader, and then I found out about tipping point. Because I homeschooled him for four years before we went to chaparral Christian last year. They decided in July to not do middle or high school anymore, so I was so stressed about it. My son did not want to be homeschooled again, he wanted to be with other children. So I was struggling, I went on so many tours (9). Every private and Christian school. Nothing caught my heart. So, one night, I posted in one of my homeschool Christian groups, after praying about it. Down to the drawing board.
I asked them if they were to send their child to a school, what school would it be. That is the first time I heard about tipping point. It’s like it just came out of the woodwork right after I prayed. The next day was the informational meeting on a Thursday. We went to it. I searched all over the website, etc.. I asked Debra all kinds of questions, etc. At first my husband was unsure, because it was so new. But honestly, I just felt it in my heart that it was right. And my husband just walked beside me.
Anyways, my son came home today, he told me all about his day. He was so excited. He said he loves it there. It just made my heart melt, knowing I made the right choice.
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A former school teacher heard about Tipping Point Academy and did something unexpected.
Our son has tended to be more resistant to church and faith based topics. Last school year we were listening to worship music as we pulled into his public school and he said “turn it down mom, this is embarrassing.” My heart broke. I bought him “The Power of the Praying Kid”, which was tossed into a corner and never opened. He sometimes complained about going to church.
After one week at Tipping Point camp he got in the car and was so excited to listen to the fruits of the spirit song. He wouldn’t let me leave the parking lot without playing it. He was singing at the top of his lungs. He since has voluntarily read 1/2 of “The Power of the Praying Kid” and has eagerly described to us what he learned. And recently, when given an option to stay home from church, he said “mom I really want to go to church with you.”
Trust me when I say this is a complete turnaround for our son and it has all happened since attending Tipping Point camp and preparing to enter school here. We could not be more excited and grateful for this school!!!
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