1) We believe in Homeschooling.
We believe high school home school students come to Bluegrass United with an
established set of values that have been carefully instituted by their families, their
churches and their personal faiths. Therefore, Bluegrass United does not seek to
"mold" students, "grow" them or disciple them. Instead, Bluegrass United strives to
provide a safe and supportive community where students can become the people
God has called them to be.
2) We Trust Parents
We believe parents know their children best and are uniquely equipped to lead their
children. We believe parents are solely responsible for their children’s education and
serve as their primary educators. Therefore, BU leaves as many decisions as possible
in the hands of parents. Bluegrass United listens to parents and takes all suggestions
and criticisms seriously.
3) We Encourage the Discouraged
We deal with problems as they arise in a direct and timely manner. Except in very rare
cases, all problems are handled one-one-one in a private manner between the
leadership and the offending student as soon as they occur. Problems are
not projected on to the community. Compassion, privacy and good humor are valued
in conflict resolution. The ultimate goal is for the student to be edified and
4) Bluegrass United is a Christian Community.
We believe that Jesus is Lord and the Bible is his Holy Word. We value each student
as a creation of God, worthy of love and respect for who they are in Christ. All BU
programs and classes must be compatible with mainstream Evangelical Christianity.
5) We Value Creativity
We attempt to think and plan in creative ways and are not afraid of failure.
6) We Embrace Community
We believe the student’s desire for friendship and community is a God-given desire
worthy to be embraced. We strongly endorse programs and activities that build
friendships and community and believe they are one of the most important factors
linked to student satisfaction with high school homeschooling.
7) We Strive For Excellence in Education
We believe in excellence in education as measured by students reaching their God-
given potential. This potential is not solely measured by academic success.
8) We View BU Leadership as a Christian Ministry of Service
We believe it is an extraordinary privilege to serve students and serve God.
Bluegrass United is leadership driven, which we believe has proven to be the most
effective and sustainable form of homeschool leadership.
9) We Strive to Make BU Activities and Programs Inclusive.
Bluegrass United is open to all homeschoolers who are willing to abide by BU
principles. We strive to make room for all who want to participate and to keep activity
and programming fees as affordable as possible.