Introduction to Homeschooling
There are more than 1.5 million children in the United States who use homeschool programs to educate their children, and this number is growing every year. If you homeschool, or are considering this path for your children, this resource collection is designed to answer your questions and give you the support you need to work out what kind of homeschool curriculum is right for your family.
This resource collection is an introduction to homeschooling for those who are considering this path, as well as those who have newly made the decision. If you are still deciding whether this is the right choice for your family, browse through the articles contained here to get to the important questions and consider all the angles. As you read about the pros and cons of homeschooling, consider adding your family's personal beliefs and opinions to the list to help you make the best possible choice. Ultimately, the decision to use a homeschool program is personal and different for every family, but knowledge of the most pertinent information can help every family make the best choice.
Once you decide to implement a homeschool curriculum, be sure to look into the range of resources in other sections of this information guide designed to help you with planning. From a practical standpoint, it is important to consider things like the affordability of homeschooling, the role of standardized testing and what the day-to-day of homeschooling can look like.
One of the most important things a homeschooling family should consider is which curriculum to use. Fortunately, Study.com has an entire online homeschool curriculum for students in grades 3-12. Within the online homeschool curriculum there are lessons that feature both text and video sections. These resources were designed to meet the learning needs of all students, spark creativity and help students think critically about the topic. Following each lesson, students can take a short quiz that will assess their understanding of the material. This gives a great indication of what has been mastered, and what is still to be learnt. This is automatically recorded, removing the guesswork from tracking your child's progress. Study.com resources can be accessed from a laptop, desktop or mobile app, allowing a level of flexibility that is highly valued in homeschool environments.