Homeschooling Q & A
The short answer is YES! Of course you are. You will have areas where you will be great and areas where you may need to hire some tutoring or online support but there is no greater learning environment for kids than at home with their family.
Classroom instruction during the school day is actually much less. Depending on their ages, they may be able to accomplish most of their studies on their own but even if you are very hands on, 3 to 4 hours a day is more than enough time.
There are many opportunities through support groups for spending time with other homeschool families and who better to teach them how to interact with others than you?
There are plenty of options for both team and individual sports. Homeschool teams often play in leagues with private schools.
Some are difficult to find depending on where you live but are available through youth theatre organizations, support groups and homeschool co-ops.
Please refer to the homeskoolery page on state laws.
It can be, but there are excellent programs available that are inexpensive, some are even free online.
Local support groups often sponsor homeschool graduation ceremonies. Diploma templates can be found online and the school administrator (that’s you) can create one that can be presented to the students at graduation.
Yes, the process isn’t much different than it is for public school kids. You will need good records and should probably take one of the college entrance exams.
Yes, of course. You register online for the most convenient test location and pay a small fee. Then you just show up and take the test.