BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. - Following a successful year in forensics, Berrien Springs Public Schools wants to expand its partnership program with home-school families, Superintendent Jim Bermingham told the school board recently, according to The (St. Joseph) Herald-Palladium.

Six high school students, including two home-schoolers who attend some classes at Berrien Springs, have qualified for state forensics competition, The Herald-Palladium reported.

"A school district should be all about offering a menu of opportunities parents and students can choose from. In this case, we wouldn't have a forensics program without home-schoolers," Bermingham said, according to The Herald-Palladium. The partnership also has allowed the district to offer an after-school entrepreneurship class.

Principal Dave Eichberg said the high school is looking at expanding the partnership to robotics and a community youth orchestra, The Herald-Palladium reported.

"We're experiencing growth, and the home-school partnership is the added element," Bermingham said, according to The Herald-Palladium.

The (St. Joseph) Herald-Palladium, "District applauds home-school partnership," April 24, 2010

Michigan Education Report, "At home at Delta College," Feb. 23, 2007