School is a child’s full-time job. There isn’t really a paycheck, of course, but hours are logged, sweat equity is paid, and lessons are learned (sometimes the hard way). Like adults at work, students in today’s traditional school system face a daily grind that can...

Our week culminated in Charleston, where we visited the Slave Mart Museum in the morning. It was a very powerful experience, as the walls are built by the bricks made by slaves. To hear that slaves were sometimes walked more than 20 miles a day...

While the Magical History Tour has been going on, we've been doing SOMe really aweSOMe activities here at the schoolhouse with the students who didn't participate in the trip. On Tuesday, the boys and Hunter biked to Putt'n Around to play 32 holes of mini golf! During...

Unfortunately, we weren't the good luck charms for UNC that the Russell family hoped we'd be. After the amazing breakfast they hosted for us at their even more amazing home this morning in Raleigh, we really thought all that good mojo would secure the Championship....

Today, the coaches successfully pulled off what has come to be known as Operation Yorktown, a belated April Fools Day surprise day off from our history studies and a chance to unwind on some windy roller coasters! The students were briefed on the bus on our...

AweSOMe day! We opted out of the American History Museum due to the ridiculous line and ended up spending the whole day at the Air & Space Museum. Everyone loved it! We hit everything in the museum, and at first the highlight was the flight simulators,...