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Help with homeschooling in New Jersey??? Please help me

I need advice my daughter was being bullied and I am going to home school her for the last month and a half. We will move in 2 months and she will start a new school next year. How do I start? She is scared to go to school and they won't put her in another school... I know I can do it. Just asking for tips and advice?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on May. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Nj is very easy to homeschool in actually. Since your daughter has been in school you will need to send a letter notifying the school that you are pulling her out to homeschool but that's all you need to do legally. There are no attendance, curriculum or reporting requirements in NJ.

    Here's some Yahoo groups for homeschoolers in NJ. Most of them are secular/inclusive (not religious) and are in Northern NJ but even if you are not local enough to participate in field trips and get-togethers, there's a lot of information in the archives about the laws and getting started.

    Good Luck. I'm just starting out homeschooling my younger children - Kindergarten/1st grade and preschool.

    Answer by dottieanna29 at 11:37 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • Have you talked to the school about it? Will they let you used her books from school just to finish up the year? I don't know about any of the other legal issues because I am not from the area. Here we have to file papers before starting to homeschool.

    Answer by BlooBird at 11:36 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • Hi! The moms above gave great advice. You can also find some really great groups on CafeMom to help you gather the information you need. Here is a quick search for HOMESCHOOL:

    Good luck!

    Cafe Chastity

    Cafe Chastity

    Answer by Cafe Chastity at 11:59 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • Know Your State Laws: HSLDA STATE LAWS is a good place to start. Re: Curriculum the sky is the limit. There are box curriculum you can buy, or you can piece together your own from various recourses like the your public library and other websites. Speaking of public library go see what books are available for you to check out. When I deiced to homeschool (our kids were in public school) the first thing I did was check out my local library for resources. I looked for books on homeschooling and I asked the children's librarian if she knew of some local homeschooling groups and/or families.


    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 12:20 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • So you are mainly looking for something temporary?
    I am not sure how old your child is but goes to 8th grade and its a online program,that is month to month...
    if she is passed 8th grade you could just find out thur the school what is going to be covered the last month ect and just "create" it for her...

    Answer by BunnyGirl82 at 11:07 PM on May. 8, 2010

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