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News & Insights


It’s interesting that the news is now all over this with young people who are now labeled the generation Ver’s …but I have been seeing this over and over every year with students who attend  Royal Academy Education for a chance to heal and continue their schooling.  I have been so concerned that I focused my last […]


Please sign up for a great Astronomy laptop book taught by Bernie Tajonera. Royal Academy (15 Shaker Road) Monday 1:00pm- 2:30pm Starting 9/17/18 with breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. sixteen weeks til January You do not need to be enrolled in Royal Academy. All students invited.  Homeschoolers will get opportunity to meet other kids their […]

Royal Academy Education Featured in Best of Portland 2018 Profile Series

Royal Academy Education was SEEN IN THE AUGUST 23, 2018 ISSUE OF MAINE TODAY / PORTLAND PRESS HERALD announcing Portland’s Top 12 Businesses.

Concussion Difficulties for High School Students

By Shirley M. R. Minster, M. S. Ed. © 2017 I have worked with more than a few high school students who have had one or more concussions and I know how difficult a time it is for both the student and the parents. There are many considerations that must be taken into account. High […]

Royal Academy Education Announces Scholarship Fund

Royal Academy Education is announcing another great leap forward; the formulation of a  Scholarship Fund!  In honor of the founders, the scholarship fund has been set up in the name of The Donald B. and Shirley M.R. Minster Founders Scholarship.   “This is a 501(c)(3) corporation organized exclusively for the charitable and educational purposes of Royal […]

Life Balance for Students – Keep Looking Up

Keep Looking Up – Beats Looking at the Dust Bunnies by Shirley M.R. Minster, © 2005 Sometimes man gets so involved in the daily grind that he forgets to look up. A bad habit forms that focuses on unfulfilled dreams, disappointing situations, and negative thoughts. Even more discouraging is that his face and body begin […]

Royal Academy Education & Apprenticeships

At the Annual Washington Homeschool Convention this week, quest speaker Penny Cote MA, MsEd Psych of Royal Academy Education Inc., promoted apprenticeships.  “Are all high school students headed for college?” asks Penny.  “Absolutely not; indeed there are several options for students to pursue in addition to college.  Such options may include, trades, entrepreneurship, the military, the Peace Corps, […]

Royal Academy Education Presents at WHO Convention

The 31st Annual Washington Homeschool Convention is underway with guest speaker, Penny Cote MA, MsEd Psych of Royal Academy Education, speaking on two important topics.    1.  “What is Next”?… high school options and resources to achieve success.  Options such as; trade school, build your own business…entrepreneurial adventure, Military, Peace Corps, apprenticeship, straight to work, […]

Homeschool Summer Internship Opportunity at MIT

The MIT Chemistry Department is Sponsoring a Homeschool High School Student Summer Internship.  Spend your summer learning and doing state-of-the-art science in an MIT Chemistry Department Research Lab! Prof. Matt Shoulders’ MIT Research Group ( will be hosting one high school student from the homeschooled community for 8 weeks this summer (flexible dates, ~25 hours/week).   […]

Royal Academy Education, Student Achievement

The American Quarter Horse Association, In Oklahoma City, Awarded Taylor Dyke of Windham, Maine , the reserve World Championship Title in Team Penning at the 2015 Build Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show on September 8th 2015 in Oklahoma City.       The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter […]

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