Learner Spotlight: Ballinger Brothers
The Ballinger brothers, Brody (grade 9), Ronin (grade 7), and Owen (grade 4) can be found most days in or near the water. Although their competitive water polo and swim teams keep their schedules packed, homeschooling allows them the flexibility to excel in their studies and in their favorite water sports. The Ballinger boys also like homeschooling because it has provided many opportunities to explore a wide variety of activities such as kayaking, capoeira, guitar, and art classes.
Brody, Ronin, and Owen appreciate the freedom homeschooling gives them to learn about topics that they are passionate about. iLEAD has also allowed them to develop a special bond with each other while adventuring across the country as they camp, hike, ski, and visit museums as a family.