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#1 llifeon18wheels

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:17 PM

And did you create a logo?

Ours in called

Cross Country Christian Academy"

and I've created T-shirts for my my one and only student that use an Interstate sign as our Logo. I'm on my phone so I can't attach the logo. Read my profile to see why.

Have a great day and I'm excited to read what others have done.

#2 Ellie

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:31 PM

The first four years, it was "Freedom Learning Center." Then dds confessed to me that they couldn't tell people they went to Freedom Learning Center, so the next year it was Southeast San Diego Christian Academy. :D

 

Then we moved to San Jose; the first year we were Blossom Valley Christian School (we lived in an area of San Jose called Blossom Valley); then I started a private school satellite programs (PSP)  and named it Plantation Christian School (from Psalm 1:1-3).



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:32 PM

Willow Oaks Academy

We don't have a logo, but DS chose blue and green for our colors. He also picked a bear as our animal mascot.

#4 MomintheMountains

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

At Last Academy. The name of the property we live on is "At Last Ranch", which is just three quarters of an acre in the country (it used to be a much larger property).

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:41 PM

I finally chose a name...Cygnus Christian Academy

 

Cygnus is the Swan constellation (or Northern Cross), and a star in that constellation is the same as our last name. :001_smile:

 

 

 

ETA: I am working on a logo with a swan in it.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:45 PM

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Just kidding. GA doesn't require us to come up with a name.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:53 PM

We had to have a name when we first started so it's the name of our old street plus "Academy". Very boring, but the street name was a good one so we continue to use it.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:00 AM

BWAK!

 

I let DS come up with the name. It fits  :D



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:12 AM

Whenever I have to write down a school name for some reason, I write down Rowhouse School or Rowhouse Homeschool.  Because we live in a rowhouse.  So, not that creative, but oh well.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:29 AM

We also use the name of our street plus "Academy".  I like our street name though so it works for us.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:20 AM

Kindy isn't mandatory where I live, but I intend to use the same name next year that I did with my olders, which was (name of my late grandmother) Memorial Elementary until dd hit 7th grade at which point it became (name of my late grandmother) Academy. dd wanted "Academy for Young Ladies" but her little brother always ruined everything. ;)

 

 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:48 AM

Couchtop College.

There's a logo in my head, but I've not had a reason to draw it yet. Kind of a shame, really.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:48 AM

Frog and Cow Academy.

 

No tshirt or logo or anything. :)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:44 AM

<surname> Institute of Chaos, decreasing entropy since 2012

We're still newish, the administration is working with the students on a logo :-)

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:44 AM

<surname> Institute of Chaos, decreasing entropy since 2012

We're still newish, the administration is working with the students on a logo :-)

 

LOL! Us too.

 

We're called Cair Paravel Classical Academy, after the castle in Narnia. (Plus, I figured it sounded Latin-y enough that anybody who didn't know what it meant would assume we were all high-falutin' and college prep.)

 

Trying to come up with a castle logo that doesn't look Disneyish turned out to be harder than I anticipated...



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:51 AM

Children of Christ Academy.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

Camian Academy which is kind of funny since I got Camian from my older two kids' names (CAMeron and then rearranged the letters in ANI to make the name sound better) and those two kids aren't homeschooled anymore!  We never went further than the name with the older two, but the littles wanted colors (blue and red - blue is Fritz's favorite color, red is Adrian's) and a mascot (a sheep, since that's Fritz's favorite - he's older so he got to pick... would've been a chicken if Adrian picked!) and the 7 year old really, really wanted a pledge since during their semester in public school they did a school pledge every day during morning announcements.  He made it up: I pledge to do better and better every day. I love my mommy, my daddy, my sister, and my brothers.

 

Our mascot is our logo.  I just googled for line art sheep and he's seriously adorable.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:34 AM

We are H.O.P.E. Academy.  HOPE stands for Homeschoolers Offering Practical Education.  It reminds me to "Keep it simple stupid" because I tend to over plan with things that will never be practical for my special needs kid.



#19 Ellie

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

There are a couple of reasons to name your "school." One is that when people ask your children what school they go to, they can say, "Oh, I go to SuchandSuch School." Sometimes it makes grandparents feel better, lol.

 

And if you have to provide a report card to get points or rewards for something (doesn't Chuck E. Cheese's do that? Pizza Hut?) having a name on the report card looks better than just Homeschool Report Card.

 

And some day you may have to do a transcript, or a high school diploma, and a school name instead of "Burbaster Homeschool" also just looks better. :-)

 

Ok, that's more than a couple of reasons. :-)

 

And if you name your school, it should be something that your 13yo son can say without blushing, lol.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:46 AM

Mount Parnassus Academy (DD's insistent that she's in the elementary school because all her friends go to something elementary school. In another year, I guess I'll have to start calling it Mount Parnassus Middle School-eek!) . My Mythology loving child named it. Our mascot (and logo) is a hydra. Legally, we homeschool through a CRS, so her transcripts for Chuck E Cheese say "Home Life Academy", but we use it when I order stuff for school and have school shirts (with a DD drawn hydra), a magnet on my minivan, and stuff like that. So far, the only comment has come from whoever packaged her award after last year's National Mythology Exam-it came with a post-it commenting "Love the school name!".



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

By law, my children are enrolled under a cover school. That is the school we say they attend (makes it easier for us).

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

For my DD, the reason we named the school was that, at age 6, when most of her friends were either starting Kindergarten or had just finished kindergarten, she started fussing about wanting to go to a "Real school"-even though she'd been much happier the prior year when homeschooled for 1st grade after going to PS K at 4. In talking to her, what she really wanted was the cute mascot, t-shirt, classroom theme, bumper sticker for the minivan, etc. So, we let her come up with a name, got a stuffed hydra puppet, made t-shirts, and let her decorate the school room. It was enough to make her happy. She still picks a classroom theme and decorates our school room each year. (This year MPA "Slithers (into) Fourth")

 

 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:14 AM

Lextin Academy

My name is Lexi and my hubby is Justin so if you put those together you get "Lextin"

No logo or colors really. When my kids are older they can help me figure that out.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

When I have to give a name for our school for a educator's discount or somesuch, I write "Last Name Homeschool".  (Except I actually use our last name.  ;) )

 

I just asked the children if they want to name our school, and even when pressed, my boys said "no" and had no interest.  DD8 has an interest but no ideas yet so I put her on it.  :)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

I really want to come up with a name for ours (we're not required to have one), but my creativity is failing me.  If I asked DD it would end up being something like The Flamingo Princess School, which I don't consider a serious contender. ;)  



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

Fountain City Academy, inspired by a local landmark (fountain).  It's pretty and all, but I really did try to talk DH into Institute of Subversive Thought because I find it hilarious.  But, he vetoed that idea.  He's such a grown-up sometimes. :rolleyes:

 

We don't have school colors or a logo, but it sounds like a fun project.  We don't have a mascot, either, though I pushed for the Mighty Marmots.  DH and I had a memorable experience with marmots on a camping trip (pre-kids).  Despite the tie to family history and despite the fact that marmots are darn cute, DH and the girls wouldn't go along.  They're such sticks in the mud ;)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:07 AM

I saw an article recently about our country's school system and parents' growing desire to have a say in their children's education (shocking...), describing these opinionated parents, some of whom start their own, independent schools or even remove their children from the system completely and homeschool, from the public schools' perspective as "barbarians at the gates". That made me think hey, what about "Barbarian Academy"? Barbarian Classical Academy? :)

 

The current student body would probably want Princess School, but once the little brother joins in a few years that name probably won't fly. We'll have to give it some more thought...



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

Frog and Cow Academy.

 

No tshirt or logo or anything. :)

 

Dolphin! My Uncle is the designer of the profile pic you are using!

He has a bunch of other dolphin and cow pics you should look for :)

 

We had a big logo and name when we started but do not need it where we live now and out grew it.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:17 PM

The White Pines School for Wiggly Boys   :laugh:

 

I guess when they are older we'll just call it the The White Pines School  =)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:17 PM

Our upper school has a different name from our lower school. This is because the kids picked the name when we started home schooling, and I did not think that would be a good name for transcripts. But, kept the same colors and mascot and logo.

 

I have considered making a girls school now that I have a little girl. I thought it would be fun to have the Unicorn as a mascot! But, it is not like I have several girls. It would probably be silly to do different things for each child. 

 

We are the shooting stars. Our logo looks like a star, with an overlay star. Then there curves stripes off the stars going to the upper right side. Our colors are silver and blue and white. The logo looks very nice! 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

We had to have a name when we first started so it's the name of our old street plus "Academy". Very boring, but the street name was a good one so we continue to use it.

 

:iagree:  Ours is "[Street Name]" Academy. Not sure if I'll change that when it comes time for transcripts. Turns out there is a brick&mortar school in California with the same name.

 

I wanted Puss in Boots as our logo dude, but since it is trademarked, no one will print shirts with him showing his huge eyes (and our school name). None of the existing Puss in Boots shirts has the right picture on it. I had a saying to go with it, too. Ah well.

 

We live in a very small town in the middle of nowhere. Nearby kids who ask my dc where they go to school always ask, "Where's that?" when my kids answer our school name. Even though they know where the street is.  :laugh:



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:33 PM

We're required to have a school name, for it to be different from all other homeschools in the county, and to keep it the same all the way through (even if we move within the state). Our street name is cumbersome, and my (very common) last name is already the name of a PS in town, so our name will be based on the meaning of DS's name. We are allowed to register July 1.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

I keep tossing around Live Oak Academy, because we have a big live oak tree in our front yard. But I feel kinda funny naming our school--especially as an academy. Our relaxed homeschool doesn't really resemble what I'd imagine an "Academy" to be.  :blush:



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

The Oaks Academy, from Isaiah 61:3, "they will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."  Our last name is awkward and hard to spell or I would have probably just gone with that.  DH is a snob and he thought this sounded snobby enough to pass as a private school  :001_rolleyes: .  

  



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

We're required to name our homeschool.  In this state, it is "once-named, always named."  We can't change it, so it stays from Kinder to graduation (which means we can't pick a cutesy name now b/c it might be on the high school transcript. :p)

 

We ended up with county name Hills Academy.  (our county is somewhat hilly :D)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

Yo Mama's Howse Edumacation Station

















Just kidding. GA doesn't require us to come up with a name.


Hey my kids go there, too! Lmao

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

We're not required to have a name, but unofficially, we're "Veritas Academy." I made a logo just for the fun of it...you can see a picture of it here (warning...I'm no artist...it was just something fun to pass the time!).



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

We are Wakefield Academy. We're not required to have a name, we just always have. We are the Wildcats, we've changed our school colors a few times, We have a motto for every year, this year it's "Don't Panic".  :coolgleamA:

 

Our Mission Statement for high school is "Cultivating knowledge, imagination, and aspirations through responsibility, integrity, compassion, and courage." 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:39 PM

When the kids were younger we had place names for our school: Cypress Cove Academy, River Bend Academy, School at Beautiful Island. We renamed our school whenever we moved. But two years ago I needed an official name for dual enrollment and now we are (Last Name) Homeschool.  :001_rolleyes:



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:43 PM

I asked my DS5 the other day and he requested the Angry Birds School. :)

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:59 PM

Mayhem University Prep.
I need to make a logo
and a mascot still.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

My boys wanted Darkley's Boarding School for Bad Boys from Ninjago.  I pointed out that a) Piper is a girl, and b ) I'm not sure when they are applying to Duke and Wake that name was going to win friends and influence people on the admissions board ;).



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

I made the mistake of letting my kids joke around about it and they came up with Honegger Boot Camp.  You know, because I'm such a drill sergeant  ;)   Anyway, they've joked around about it so much by now that it's kind of stuck.  I'm pretty sure I won't be putting that on any transcripts anytime soon ... but it is now our unofficial name lol



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:04 PM

Rosewood Academy. The kids wanted the chicken as their school mascot. ;). Maybe one day I will make them some tshirts.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

Soli Deo Gloria Academy

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

I keep tossing around Live Oak Academy, because we have a big live oak tree in our front yard. But I feel kinda funny naming our school--especially as an academy. Our relaxed homeschool doesn't really resemble what I'd imagine an "Academy" to be.  :blush:

 

That's OUR school name!!!  

 

Already taken.  :001_tt2:

 

:tongue_smilie:

 

Our mascot is the Fighting Squirrels. 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:01 PM

Morris Classical Academy, because we're in Morris County, NJ, and it sounds just pretentious enough to fit in with the private schools around here. Logo is a unicorn on a blue shield, as per DD's request - see blog link below.

So far, I used CafePress to make a car sticker. Tshirts or othet swag may be next.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:28 PM

Ours is Willow Wood Academy because DD and I both love looking for Weeping Willow trees and Dogwood trees when we drive, so the name is a combination of these :-)

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

Archer Academy

We have to name our school to file the form to be our own private school, which is how we homeschool in California. We have a logo and school colors. They are navy blue and gold. This year we needed to make sure it as something that my oldest liked as the name that would be on her diploma someday. She is a ninth grader this year.

I hope to get the logo onto some shirts for this summer.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:14 PM

Willow Creek Academy

 

And I pretty much just use something like the tree of life as the logo :p