Deciding to Homeschool


Homeschooling: Resources for Learning Outside the Classroom

The Homeschooling Web Guide can aid you in every stage of your homeschool research and implementation. Whether you're curious about the different kinds of home-based schooling or interested in trying it as the primary education in your household, the homeschooling resources here can get you started. Use the Homeschooling Web Guide to research the legal aspects, look for homeschool teaching and test-prep resources, and find online homeschool communities or news.

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What Is Homeschooling?

Homeschooling is when parents or guardians take responsibility for educating their children outside ... read more »

Deciding to Homeschool

One thing that all homeschoolers seem to agree on is that deciding to homeschool is not an easy choice, and it takes a lot of commitment to make it work. The Web has plenty of statistics, opinions and questions you should consider as you decide if homeschooling is right for your family.

Insights for Deciding to Homeschool

  • See the "Homeschooling News and Advice" section of this guide to read some personal experiences from those who decided to homeschool.
  • Most major homeschooling associations include a series of questions or other resources on their Web sites to assist parents in deciding whether to homeschool; be aware that these organizations ultimately encourage homeschooling as a way to educate children.
  • Homeschooling is an emotional issue. The Internet is littered with biased information on both sides. Read a range of opinions, and look for articles from credentialed and/or knowledgeable sources.
  • Don't just passively consume information. Post messages to discussion groups and initiate conversations with people in the homeschooling community as you explore this choice.

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Homeschool Laws and Regulations

Homeschool laws and regulations vary from state to state. Because new laws ... read more »

Homeschool Curriculum and Resources

Homeschooling parents stress the importance of planning and having access to adequate resources in ... read more »

Homeschooling News and Advice

The homeschooling community makes extensive use of the Internet to communicate and connect. Find ... read more »

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