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Several Homeschooling Options- which ones do you take advantage of?

Posted by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 5:00 AM
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There are definitely situations the place children cannot attend regular public schools. Or, maybe their parents will select to have their kids educated in a distinct manner.for a lot of parents this totally different manner is homeschooling. In reality, each year a growing number of dad and mom are discovering and taking advantage of the homeschooling possibility in their state.

One of the options that parents have when homeschooling their kids is to go with an accredited homeschooling curriculum. All these faculties can give your baby the identical education as they would in any other case get in a public college, yet accredited house schools make this job a bit easier.

Accredited house colleges mainly have the same type of curriculum as those of the public schools. However not like their public school counterparts these accredited homeschooling curriculum permit for the students to study the subject material at their own pace. Mother and father and children may also phone their lecturers and receive additional assist that they may be. The sort of coverage will very from subject matter and from one accredited kind of homeschool to another.

Some of these homeschooling packages are gaining recognition with many parents. With the rising concern of not only the academic high quality of the general public college, however the security of the children while in these public faculties as well; accredited homeschooling is becoming an increasingly more viable choice for fogeys wanting to coach their youngsters outside of the public school system.

One other nice benefit to homeschooling your children is that with homeschooling as mother and father you are not subjected to attendance guidelines and strict scheduling necessities discovered within the public school system. Homeschooling your children is all about flexibility each with the training and with the family schedule.

As we communicate there are over a million kids now who are receiving some type of homeschooling. Parents opting to make use of some type of accredited residence colleges benefit from the advantage of getting the accredited colleges keep track of their students progress and now have any information of the students and their studies if such documentation is needed. Although most state schools readily admit residence schooled children, some parents most well-liked the peace of thoughts to have the documentation handy from an accredited homeschooling source.

As a father or mother should you’re contemplating homeschooling your little one there are actually quite a lot of concerns to remember of. Do not let the huge amount of data obtainable to you get you overwhelmed. Take your time in trying over the entire materials that you simply gather, however don’t try to collect it all. Take into accounts your family values and what you take into account necessary in your kid’s education.

Should you’re new to homeschooling, it’s possible you’ll want to get began utilizing a prepackaged curriculum or some type of accredited homeschooling program. Many parents discover this type of structure the best use of their time and their child’s education.

It doesn’t matter what type of homeschooling format you select, I believe you may find the work is difficult but just as rewarding as you watch your baby grow into an adult figuring out that you have supplied one of the best foundation that you may for his or her lifelong successes.

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usmom3
by BJ on Jun. 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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  If you are homeschooling why would you want what they learn to be identical to public school? Please know that you don't have to use an accredited program so your child can go to collage!

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jun. 6, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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Jeez, I wish there was a grammar checker for homeschool articles. I hate that the auto-spell correct can often plop in the wrong word...but I know that if I (in my admittedly weak grammar knowledge) can have a hard time reading an article, then I know things must be really bad.

But, onto the topic being discussed. I agree w/ the pp, there's no need for accreditation.
starbeck96
by Bronze Member on Jun. 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM


Quoting usmom3:

  If you are homeschooling why would you want what they learn to be identical to public school? Please know that you don't have to use an accredited program so your child can go to collage!

My boys have just decided that they want to be homeschooled and their dad has agreed to it.  They will be in 9th grade so I was really panicking..lol.  My sister told me that they couldn't get a diploma unless I went through an accredited curriculum.  I couldn't afford that since it would cost about 1200-1500 per year for two kids!  I also want to be more involved in their schoolwork so I can make sure that they understand.  

I did tons of research yesterday and found out that this is false.  I can actually buy one online or I can choose to go through an umbrella church that offers a diploma.  We are required by state law to have a school covering.  These umbrella schools/churches costs yearly.  The cheapest I've seen (that offers a diploma) is a 95 per year for the entire family.  Some actually have a graduation ceremoney also.   

After all that reasearch I found out that most colleges are really only interested in the transcripts.  I never had to show my degree from high school, only my transcript.  Many of these umbrella schools will also take care of the transcripts.  Also, if I want to dual enroll my child, they will also help us through that process.  So, this may be the route that I take. 

 

 

coala
by Silver Member on Jun. 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

There isn't a NEED for accredidation, but I like that it is an option.  It is actually what we have chosen to go with.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Meh, I understand the point of the article, but, IMHO, it seems like it's trying to sell public school to at home.

1NurseMom
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had trouble reading that, lol. ;)
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1NurseMom
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM
What is an umbrella school?
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gacgbaker
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM


Quoting 1NurseMom:

What is an umbrella school?

I'm not sure, I was hoping you guys could help me understand this one!  lol!

1NurseMom
by on Jun. 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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I'm totally new to this...I'm sure one of the seasoned HS moms will tell us! :)
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starbeck96
by Bronze Member on Jun. 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM


Quoting 1NurseMom:

What is an umbrella school?


An umbrella school is basically a church or organization that you turn your grades and attendance in to.  Then at the end of the year or end of the semester they turn it into your local school board.

In the state of Alabama it is really the only requirement that they have.  If we don't go under a umbrella school (also called cover school) then the only other way to legally HS is to hire a private tutor.  By using an umbrella church, this also keeps us from having to follow the state graduation requirements, although we are going to follow them simply because it will be better for the kids to get into college.

Some of them cost yearly.  There is a church here that does it, but they only do it for people they know.  I am going to talk to the pastor's wife today to see if I can use their church since I've known her since I was 12..

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