What Does it Cost to Homeschool?
If you are considering home education, you are very likely a single-income family, and if you’re like most of us, your budget is pretty tight.
Although I have read that the average homeschool family spends about $900 per student per year, I have never personally spent nearly that much.
How do you start homeschooling your child?
If you are considering homeschooling but are unsure where to begin, here are four tips to help you get started.
- Figure out the legalities. Just as public school curricula vary from state to state, so too do the rules about homeschooling.
- Decide on an approach.
- Tap into your local homeschool community.
- Be patient.
What are the requirements to homeschool?
To be eligible to homeschool in Ohio, parents must have a minimum of a high school diploma, a general education equivalent (GED) or standardized test scores that exhibit the equivalency of a diploma. Any parent meeting this minimum educational standard can legally homeschool in the state.
Who is eligible for homeschooling?
A few states require homeschool parents to meet basic educational qualifications such as having a high school diploma or GED, but the vast majority of states have no educational qualifications for homeschool parents.
How do I start homeschooling my child in California?
According to homeschooling authorities, homeschoolers in California have five basic options for teaching their children at home:
- File an affidavit to function as a private school.
- Enroll in a private school satellite homeschool program.
- Hire a certified private tutor (or become a credentialed tutor yourself).
Is homeschooling free in California?
In California, parents have many options, including educating children at existing private schools, through a charter or independent study program, or by opening a private home-based school. The State of California requires those choosing to homeschool their children to file a private school affidavit.
What qualifications do you need to homeschool your child?
Parent Qualifications. The parent providing primary instruction should have at least a high school diploma or GED. Parents who have committed offenses that would disqualify them from teaching other people’s children should not be permitted to homeschool.