Who are your teachers? Are they your parents or do you have professional tutors coming to your home?
My mom sets my work out and checks it, but I mostly just read the material myself. Some of my subjects are done online, and help is available if I need it.
Was it a religious based choice by your parents?
Perhaps partially, but I have to say it was a good choice for our lifestyle. We can work extra anytime we want/need time off. The flexible schedule has helped out in a lot of situations, especially as my parents are going through a divorce.
How does homeschool work? Can you choose to go to public ( or private schools) for some subjects and opt to have parents teach others?
I’m not sure about everywhere else, but where I live there are classes offered for homeschoolers that want a teacher in a certain subject. It’s nearly like a public school for homeschoolers, if that makes any sense.
How do you accommodate subjects which may need some specialised or expensive equipment to fully explore the subject?
Usually no extra materials are needed, although some experiments require things we don’t have, and then yes, we purchase the item. Usually it’s just a rather cheap ingredient for the experiment, not equipment per se.
Do you have to conform to a standard curriculum? What happens to subjects outside your parents or home tutors’ skill base ( foreign languages for example)
Yes, we have to follow a standard curriculum. When a subject is outside my mother’s skill base I usually do it on the computer. An example of that is that I am currently taking Spanish using Rosetta Stone.
Do you still need to take state tests? If you fall below the standard expected of your grade can the state force you back into the public system?
Yes I take state tests, and in most places one is put into the public system if their grades aren’t passing.
Sorry if these questions are not relevant but I understand nothing about homeschooling and can’t think why people would choose it unless it was in a rural area and really the parents may feel that the only education their child needs is to get out and work in the fields.
There are a lot of reasons one would homeschool their child, and to be honest I’m not totally sure why my mom chose to homeschool me. I’m glad she did though because it has really let me get ahead. I’m currently 15 and since I got ahead by homeschooling I can now start taking college classes and have two years worth of college credit done before I actually begin college full-time. Things like that, and the extra free time I get with homeschooling make it an enjoyable experience for me.
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