Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


This mixed-methods study began with a survey sent to all CSI superintendents followed up by interviews with a purposeful sample of six school leaders to discover perceived relationship models that exist between Christian schools and homeschool families. Analysis of the qualitative and quantitative data was done with the intention of gaining a deeper understanding of the current relationship models that exist between Christian schools and homeschool families and to understand the benefits and barriers of the given relationship models. The results of the study suggest that nearly 60% of Christian schools surveyed are choosing some form of relationship with homeschool families, and for many of those schools, the benefits that come with the relationship outweigh the barriers. While the study does not give enough evidence to prove that having an inclusive relationship between Christian schools and home school families is a best practice, it does offer many recommendations for schools who would like to explore the possibility of an inclusive or partially inclusive relationship.


Action Research Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education