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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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School News and Important Dates

More Updates to Our Online Subscription Package for 2019-2020!

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better!

Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango).
You now have 25 options to choose from!

HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City

NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and


This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions

Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ,

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Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge

Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your child engaged and inspired? Inspire's summer reading challenge bingo activity is a great option! Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.

There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.

Happy Summer Reading!

Special Education Newsletter

"Welcome to our May/June 2019 Newsletter!

Another successful school year is coming to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at Inspire Charter Schools. Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between staff members, and families. We would like to thank all the parents for their involvement, dedication and continued support. Please be safe and well until we meet again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!"

Read the rest of the newsletter here!

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OC Vendor Summer Camp List!

As Inspire parents, we understand how helpful it would be to have all of the county's summer camps listed in one place. We have started gathering flyers for summer camps/courses our vendors are holding and put them all in one place for you here! You can click on the link to go straight to the vendor's website.

Don't see your favorite summer camp listed? You can email us to reach out to the vendor, or ask the vendor to email their flyer to us: and
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Important Information About Inspire's Enrichment Adventures

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New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

You asked and we answered! Many families have expressed a desire for Middle School courses with live online classes and instructor support. That program is here, and it is called ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more. Special Bundle Course Pricing exclusively for Inspire Students is available. More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!
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Kindergarten Graduation

As we have so many wonderful families attending the graduation, we are holding two ceremonies to accommodate everyone. We are so excited to see your students graduate!

If you are unsure which time you are registered for, or if you haven't signed up yet, please contact Thank you!

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2019 Promotion and Graduation Ceremony

Please save the date for our 2019 promotion and graduation ceremony! We will have many more details coming soon!

5th, 8th and 12th grade families should complete this RSVP form here.

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End of the School Year Picnic

Can you believe we are already talking about the end of the year? Please join us and other Inspire families for our end of year picnic!
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Our Last Preferred Vendor Info Session

We have on more Preferred Vendor session left to go! Join us on May 30th to learn all about your options for the 2019-2020 school year! Simply join from your computer here:
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Senior Grad Night

We would like to invite all Inspire Seniors to Inspire’s Grad Nite at Disney California Adventure on June 11, 2019! Your ticket includes access to Grad Nite festivities like dance parties and California Adventure rides and attractions from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Please note! We recently received an update that instructional funds can now be used for Grad Nite tickets. If you have already paid out of pocket, the Enrichment Team will be contacting you.

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Park Days

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Field Trips

Educational Tools

Classes at Your Local Apple Store!

Did you know that anyone can sign to a class at their local Apple store? They have fun classes for both children and adults! My children attended their children's "Family Portraits" class at the Irvine Spectrum last Sunday, and they happened to be the only students in the class!

They got to learn how to take great photos and edit them, while having so much fun using Apple's ipads and pens. Their photos even appeared on the Apple wall!

If you would like to sign up for an Apple class, simply go to and at the top, it will ask which area you are in. From there, you will be able to find all of the classes in your area, and dates and times you can attend. Enjoy!


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Vendor Spotlight

Piecemakers Country Store

Piecemakers offers a wide variety of classes for all ages with two certified instructors for Inspire, Rossanna, teaching sewing classes, and Linda Webb, teaching knitting and crochet. During the school year, Rossanna teaches Project Home School sewing classes, and Young Sewers Welcome - open to both home school and regular school children. This summer Rossanna scheduled nine sewing camps each with a project that not only enables the child to learn or advance their sewing skills, and finish with a garment they are proud to wear!

This summer Linda Webb is offering both a Kids’ Knitting Camp, and a Kids’ Crochet Camp, where kids will learn the basics of both skills. Camps include three days of instruction: morning for knitting and afternoon for crochet. In the Knitting Camp kids will make a cell phone pouch and a headband; and in the Crochet Camp they will make a beaded necklace or bracelet, and a cell phone pouch.

Both teachers are excellent and inspire the children to learn skills that will benefit them throughout their lives!

Just a little about Piecemakers... Piecemakers Country Store, established in 1978 specializes in a wide selection of beautiful fabrics, ribbons, laces, trims, yarns, vintage linens and quilts, greeting cards, unique gifts and home decorations, and much more. Piecemakers, a gathering place for young and old, also holds several flea markets and hand craft festivals a year. Lunch is served daily in Piecemakers quaint tea room, and fabulous desserts all day long. There is also a Wi-Fi room where parents can wait while their kids take class!

Homeschooling Advice

7 Brilliant Reasons You Deserve a Summer Break

Summer break is coming quickly, and there are a ton of posts lately about why you should switch to year-around schooling. Quite frankly, we’re taking a summer break and going to enjoy every minute of it. Here’s why you should too!


Year around schooling allows you to keep going around the year without ever truly stopping homeschooling. Some families pause in December, but usually they focus on switching to a Christmas focused school rather than a true break.

Sometimes we all need to stop to enjoy being a parent for a season. No more worrying about whether or not our kids got a math lesson done today. Instead you have hours to enjoy together. Go for a hike, go swimming, pick up a project. Change the rhythm of your household for a season and prevent homeschool burnout.

Read the rest of the article here!

Local Events

Upcoming Events at American Academy for Strategic Education

Invite Your Friends To Our Info Sessions

Have a friend who asks about Inspire's amazing team and benefits? Do your friends ask you about homeschooling? We'd love to meet them at one of our upcoming Information Sessions!

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 year is open here now! Current parents do not need to re-enroll, your HST will send you a Master Agreement to sign for 2019-2020.

Below you'll find some of our upcoming Information Sessions! To view our complete list of Information Sessions, please click here.

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Community and Connection

Facebook Page

Did you know we have an Orange County Facebook page? We have new parents in the group who would love to hear from you! We also advertise our field trips here, and upload the newsletter there every week.

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? If not, head on over to meet our regional team, stay current on school events, and find general school information. This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 2, 6 and 8 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Four years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 8 years to 6 months, and have homeschooled for the past four years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I have a background in Project Management Support and enjoy planning and hosting activities and events. I look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


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