In some cases, you may be new to homeschooling or need to start homeschooling ASAP. This means you may be wondering, Can you start homeschooling at the end of the year?
Can You Start Homeschooling at the End of the Year?
One of the great things about homeschooling is that you can start any time—whether January or end of the year! Many families coincide their homeschooling schedule with a traditional school schedule. Other families may have to homeschool mid-year or end of year due to issues at traditional school, medical issues, bullying, special needs and more. And, other families homeschool all year! Flexibility is a huge benefit of home schooling, so you start when and how it meets the needs of your family. Homeschooling is legal in every state in the United States, but each state has different laws. Before you start homeschooling, you’ll need to check what is required of you for your state.
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Can I take my child out of school to home school?
Because homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, parents are legally allowed to take their child out of traditional (public or private) school for any reason to homeschool them. The most important thing that you need to do is to understand your state’s homeschooling laws. Every state has different homeschool laws, so what is true for one state may not necessarily be true for another state. You’ll also want to understand what is required of you to transfer your child from the traditional school setting to a home school setting. In some cases, it may be simple as filing a form just to let the school know that you are transferring to a private school option so that they know your kids are not truant.
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How do I transition to homeschool?
If you take your child out of school to homeschool, there are some important first steps you need to take:
- Check your state laws.
- File any transfer paperwork (if required).
- Ditch the curriculum search . . . for now.
- Create an open line of communication with your kids and understand what they want to learn.
- Start with a unit study.
- Don’t be too regimented.
- Learn how to go with the flow and allow learning to happen naturally!
- Find a homeschool support community—online and in-person!
HAVE MORE HOMESCHOOL QUESTIONS?
Check out our homeschool FAQs and check out our group for new homeschoolers (below).