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Home Education Basics

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Cost of high-quality homeschooling can be very small

Cost is often the biggest concern for new home educating parents who find themselves unexpectedly homeschooling due to school closures.

There are several ways to save money on a homeschool curriculum. Many high-quality homeschooling resources are available at no cost to anyone with access to the internet.

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  • The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests.
  • 78% of peer-reviewed studies on academic studies on academic achievement show homeschool students perform statistically significantly better than those in institutional schools.
  • Homeschool students score above average on achievement tests regardless of their parent's level of formal education or their family's household income.
  • Children's academic achievement is not related to whether homeschool parents were ever certified teachers.
  • The degree of state control and regulation of homeschooling is not related to academic achievement.
  • Home-educated students typically score above average on the SAT and ACT tests that colleges use for admissions.
  • Colleges are actively recruiting homeschool students.

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The rule of thumb: One month for every year a child has been in school.Β But this can vary depending on the child's temperament, previous experience, and life-stage.

Your child might need a longer deschooling period if they:

  • Don't like changes or react emotionally
  • Have been bullied or discriminated against
  • Don't know what they're interested in
  • Have struggled with school assignments
  • Develop slower cognitively
  • Have an aversion to studying and school work
  • They are at the end of their high school studies

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