I'm new to all this and looked up my state laws (Louisiana) which said I could register my child as home schooling but he'd need to take the state tests, I'd need to show my curriculum, etc., or I could register as a private school and not have to do all that. That sounds better because I want freedom to plan the curriculum. I've been a public school teacher for 30 years so I have a good idea what I want to teach him. Has anyone registered as a private school? Are there any disadvantages?.