Category: Homeschool 101

  • How Many Hours a Day Should a High Schooler Spend on Home School?

    How Many Hours a Day Should a High Schooler Spend on Home School?

    When comparing public school students with homeschooled children, it can be easy for parents to wonder if they are doing enough for their child’s education – especially in high school, when they start thinking about the future. Many high school homeschoolers spend as little as 2 to 3 hours learning on school days, although some […]

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  • How Much Would It Cost to Hire a Teacher to Homeschool?

    How Much Would It Cost to Hire a Teacher to Homeschool?

    There are situations where parents want their children to learn at home but need someone else to do the actual instruction. While homeschooling is usually associated with parental instruction, it can also be done by means of a hired teacher. Hiring a homeschool teacher could cost $8-$50 or more per hour, depending on factors like […]

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  • Can I Live in One State and Homeschool in Another?

    Can I Live in One State and Homeschool in Another?

    Families who choose to homeschool have to make sure they follow their state’s laws. However, there are times when more than one state is in the picture. This can lead to confusion about how to approach homeschooling, especially if the states’ laws differ dramatically.  Since homeschooling is legal in all fifty states, it is possible […]

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  • Can You Homeschool Without Internet?

    Can You Homeschool Without Internet?

    Everything seems internet-based today, almost to the point where “homeschool” is often used interchangeably with “online school.” Even homeschooling programs that are not entirely online often use internet-based resources. So can you homeschool today – without the internet? Homeschooling was taking place long before people had even thought about the internet. Even though it is […]

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  • Can I Homeschool My Child Temporarily?

    Can I Homeschool My Child Temporarily?

    A lot of advice for homeschoolers seems targeted at those who want to make homeschooling a long-term lifestyle. However, there are situations where families wish to homeschool temporarily, whether for a month or a few years. Homeschooling does not have to be permanent. There are many reasons why families opt to homeschool on a short-term […]

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  • How Do I Take My Child out of School to Homeschool?

    How Do I Take My Child out of School to Homeschool?

    While some families plan to homeschool even before their children are born, many only decide they want to try homeschooling after their children are already enrolled in public school. Once parents determine that homeschooling might be a better fit for their student, how do they make the switch? There are two steps to this process: […]

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  • Guide to Homeschooling Large Family Style

    Guide to Homeschooling Large Family Style

    Homeschooling our children is challenging – even more so when we teach them from individual curriculums according to their age. We’ll find ourselves playing the role of several teachers, which can be stressful, and it’s easy to get disorganized. Homeschooling in a large family style is when parents work from a single curriculum to teach […]

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  • Can Homeschoolers Play Sports for Public Schools?

    Can Homeschoolers Play Sports for Public Schools?

    In addition to physical exercise, sports provide a chance to form friendships and develop character traits like teamwork and determination. It’s not surprising that many parents want their kids to be able to play sports, but for homeschoolers accessing these opportunities, it can be more difficult. A homeschooled student’s ability to participate in public school […]

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  • Cost of Homeschooling vs Public School Compared (2022 Update)

    Cost of Homeschooling vs Public School Compared (2022 Update)

    Families have diverse considerations when choosing what educational route to take, from schedules to socialization. But, as in many decisions, one factor that looms large is the price tag. Homeschooling is often more expensive than public school. However, public school is not completely free, and there are ways to reduce the expense of homeschooling. In […]

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  • Is Online School Considered Homeschool?

    Is Online School Considered Homeschool?

    In the last few years, especially after the pandemic, homeschooling has become a popular option for many families. Before deciding to homeschool, one thing parents should do is research the laws of homeschooling. The laws differ from state to state. Online school is not always considered homeschooling, though some homeschool options are done online. Both […]

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  • How to Skip a Grade in Homeschool

    How to Skip a Grade in Homeschool

    One of the most appealing parts of homeschooling is the flexibility it affords. Rather than following the traditional structure of public education, the schooling curriculum can be tailored to the individual student’s needs and accommodate a family’s unique situation. Even so, a commonly asked question is this – how can homeschoolers skip a grade? Homeschooling does […]

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