As the public school education system is becoming more and more broken, and our lawmakers are shutting parents out of the conversation, many parents are choosing to homeschool.
Homeschooling can be scary, especially for first-time homeschoolers. Listen to the interviews below to help you get started.
“There is no such thing as a non-religious education, because all knowledge involves values. Education, then, must not only give the mind information,
but must renew the mind with the right set of values (see Rom. 12:1-2)
so that knowledge is properly used.”
-Tony Evans, “The Kingdom Agenda-Life Under God”
Membership with HSLDA will give you access to a consultant who will walk you through the beginning processes of homeschooling, provide legal support if needed, and give ongoing support with needs such as transcripts, online courses, and more. HSLDA membership is a must.
Homeschools are considered "nonpublic schools."
After registering with the Dept. of Education, you will receive an Acknowledgement Letter. Take that letter to your public school to withdraw. See here for more details.
Follow the steps here to report enrollment and attendance (the number of days that your school is open) with the DDOE.
Homeschooling isn't meant to be done in isolation. There are communities of homeschoolers across the state with different methods of sharing the educational responsibilities, providing extra-curricular and field trip opportunities, and other such benefits.
Remember that your number one goal is to train your children to love and fear God. Your curriculum should help and not hinder you in that goal.
Secondly, visiting homeschool conventions and connecting with other homeschoolers will give you ideas about what curriculum to use.
Thirdly, expect to experience trial and error in your curriculum choices, and recognize that one size does not fit all.
See our resource list below to start your curriculum research.
FAQ: What curriculum should I use?
There are different types of curricula, from online academies to textbooks with accompanying videos. Some curricula are complete with lesson plans and teacher guides for every subject; others are complilations from different authors. Some require more parental involvement than others. Some emphasize one learning style over another; others incorporate several.
Visit homeschool conventions and connect with other homeschoolers; they will give you ideas about what curriculum to use.
Expect to experience trial and error in your curriculum choices, and recognize that one size does not fit all.
Ultimately, remember that your number one goal is to train your children to love and fear God. Your curriculum should help and not hinder you in that goal.
The list below is to give you a starting place for finding curricula and exploring the various learning styles to see which one works for your family.
The legal landscape in Delaware is consistently changing, and parental rights in particular is under attack.
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