Steps to Start Homeschooling
August 5, 2023 Adrienne Brown 0 Comments
To start homeschooling take these 5 simple steps that I will explain in this blog.
If you follow them thoroughly you will be headed for a wonderful homeschooling adventure.
Step 1: Understanding Your State’s Homeschooling Laws
The first people you should reach out to is the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). They are a non-profit organization dedicated to simplifying the homeschooling process across all states.
They do charge an annual fee it is money well spent for the help that they will provide.
HSLDA supports your family against any bureaucratic hurdles a school district might throw your way. They’re a steadfast ally in your homeschooling journey.
Step 2: Contact your local school board
After joining the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), Moving forward, your next point of contact should be your local school board.
Typically, they ask that you provide a Letter of Intent, outlining your decision to homeschool your children. This is essentially a formal notice of your intention to provide education at home.
Which is the third step in starting to homeschool.
Step 3: Letter of Intent
Your next step will be to compose a Letter of Intent addressed to your local school board. This crucial document signifies your decision to withdraw your children from the public education system in favor of homeschooling.
With the professional guidance of the HSLDA, you will intricately craft this letter, ensuring it accurately expresses your intentions and commitment to your children’s
Step 4: Choosing a Curriculum
Now let’s Investigate a range of curriculums to determine the one that best aligns with your family’s needs.
A resource such as Christianbooks.com offers a comprehensive overview of various curriculums all in one place.
Other resources are available to assist you in finding the right curriculum for your homeschooling needs.
Moreover, joining homeschool-focused Facebook groups allows you to gain firsthand insight into other families’ experiences with these curriculums.
Always remember, the best curriculum is the one that most effectively meets the unique learning needs of your child.
Step 5: Build Your Community
Venture into social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, along with your local newspaper’s community section, to initiate the process of crafting a strong network for your homeschooling journey.
There’s a multitude of homeschooling groups, cooperative learning communities, sports teams, and local activity groups from which you can choose.
For insightful discussions, consider joining parenting groups such as Practicalminded Mama Parenting Talk, or even creating your own private group.
For a new homeschooling family, seeking help and guidance can be immensely beneficial.
Firstly, it enables them to understand and navigate the wide-ranging curriculums available, ensuring they choose one that fits their child’s specific learning style and needs.
Secondly, joining homeschooling groups and forums can provide you with a sense of community, offering opportunities to share experiences, learn from others, and gain emotional support during challenging times.
Embracing Homeschooling with these 5 steps
In conclusion, the homeschooling journey is a challenging one and can be hard to navigate alone.
But if you follow the advice given in this post you will jump far ahead of those who do not.
For new homeschooling families, seeking help is not merely an option, but a sure-shot way to ensure a successful and enriching homeschooling journey.
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