How does a homeschooler check academic performance? Are standardized tests the only way?
Q&A – I’m not patient enough to homeschool
How often do you think (or hear), “I could never homeschool. I’m not patient enough with my kids! We would drive each other crazy!”? It seems the minute we give birth, the guilt and self doubt sets in. Add on top of that, the immense responsibility to raise a responsible and capable adult! Who wouldn’t […]
Q&A: Pros and Cons of Virtual School
I get this question quite a bit. What are the benefits and draw backs of a virtual school? First, just so we’re all on the same page, a virtual school is a school in which you have full teacher support, a complete curriculum and lesson plan, and it is typically funded by state tax dollars […]
Q&A: What is a co-op, and why have one?
What is a homeschool co-op, and how does it fit into a home school? Well, there’s a few answers to that. First, by definition, a co-op is a group of people that work together for a common purpose. In this case, it is for the purpose of supplementing the homeschool environment. Now, there are a […]
Q&A: Planning the High School Years
High school probably brings about the highest level of anxiety for a homeschooling parent, with teaching a child to read at a close second. What courses do they need to graduate? How do I know this is good enough for college? On the plus side, you can plan high school in a full four year […]