I pulled my kids out of public school—now what?
- Jan. 4, 2022
-- Some 3.7 million K–12 students were homeschooled in 2020–2021 in the United States (NHERI.org), and the numbers continue to rise as we commence 2022. Parents are turning to options other than the public school in their districts, hoping their children will move their tassels on their projected graduation dates using a different method than initially anticipated. Various colleges have opened their arms wide to the homeschooling community since many homeschool students become self-starters and disciplined learners while in the homeschool environment. Parents see that homeschooling can prepare their children for college more than they realized.
As parents flock to the homeschooling community, many diligently seek resources to jumpstart their children's academic goals. Students pursuing a degree in math can focus on multiple math courses in one semester. Teens desiring a specific career goal can dive into relevant courses helping them meet high school requirements while expanding their knowledge in their chosen field. How does one learn to stay within state guidelines while giving their children the freedom to pursue their interests? "Anyone new to homeschooling should get in touch with their state's homeschool support group," encourages Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
. "Most states have an organization designed to teach families about local laws, rules, and regulations. They also provide one-on-one support and in-person conventions."
Once families understand what is required for their state, they can teach their children with freedom within the limits of the law. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, provides a variety of electives and core courses to help homeschooled students receive a well-rounded education. Families who sign up during the SchoolhouseTeachers.com Fresh Start sale save over 65% off the new pricing that goes into effect in February. In addition to their curriculum division that helps over 9,000 members, The Old Schoolhouse®
has a list of state support groups that US and Canadian families may use for reference at SchoolhouseConnect.com (https://schoolhouseconnect.com/support-groups/
).About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse®
) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®
, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse®
is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.