Bluegrass United Homeschool Community
Bluegrass United is a community that supports Central Kentucky high school home schooled students. Our mission is:
To honor the Lord our God
To promote the interests of all members
To provide academics, athletics, performing arts, and social opportunities homeschooled youth of high school age
To provide support and fellowship among its own members for the benefit, enjoyment, instruction, and well-being of its members
To provide an overall environment where all members honor the Christian-Judeo values to which this group ascribes
BU Leadership Team
Kevin and Jenna Newell
Winston and Elizabeth Lin
Sarah and J Russell
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 faith. Bluegrass United strives to provide a safe and supportive community where students can become the people God has called them to be.
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.
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. We strive to provide students the opportunity to belong.
We Value Creativity and Strive for Excellence in Education
Students who choose to participate in any of the activities and programs offered by Bluegrass United are automatically considered "members" of the community. These students are supported by a unique organizational structure that seeks to unite the home schooling community for the purpose of strengthening its impact, increasing its desirability and furthering its influence.
Bluegrass United is an “umbrella” organization for many high school programs. The umbrella organization:
Advocates for home education through the high school years
Is involved in the creation and implementation of high school programming
Oversees Bluegrass United programs
Maintains the Bluegrass United web site and email lists. The BU Leadership oversees these functions.
Currently, 14 programs, or "spokes," exist under the Bluegrass United “umbrella.” Each spoke is independently operated with its own leadership and organizational structure. Bluegrass United retains some limited oversight responsibilities for each program.
Bluegrass United Athletics
Girls' and Boys' Basketball
Girls' and Boys' Cross Country
Girls' and Boys' Soccer
Girls' and Boys' Track and Field