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Are there any differences between Homeschooling and Home-instruction?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:58 AM on Jun. 21, 2011 in

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  • Home-school is where the parent chooses their own curriculum, teaches, and grades it.

    Home instruction is meant for for students with handicapping conditions, who are in need of instructional services while they are confined to their homes because of a medical, orthopedic and/or serious emotional condition. This category provides instruction for students who are unable to attend their primary educational program in a school setting.



    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:59 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • For me the term homeschooling implies that the parents have purchased a homeschooling program such as Calvert or American Homeschool so they are going through and acredited program and the children have homework and tests that need to be sent in and and graded, whereas home-instruction sounds like the parents are teaching their child at home on their own without the aid of an approved program.
    My son was in the virtual program through the local school district at one point he didn't do anything on the computer but he was at home with me and I taught him using the information the school provided and he went to the school for testing. He is now in school full time and is doing very well spending some time schooling at home didn't hinder him at all

    Answer by DianeMary at 5:16 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • The Home Instruction program follows the curriculum as prescribed in the students' most recent primary educational program, with modifications as appropriate. As a result of this temporary educational service, the homebound students are able to return to school with little or no loss of educational progress.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:59 AM on Jun. 21, 2011