Tips For Parents Deciding On A Home School Course For Their Children
You would need to think and answer a few questions before you decide and choose the right home school course for your children. This should help you choose the course that is right.
First of all you would need to decide what kind of course delivery you would want to opt for. From amongst many options those that are available to you would you want a correspondence course or a conventional method of teaching through textbooks and notes. Even online tutoring is possible now with Internet availability.
Teaching styles are many starting with Montessori system to Waldorf or Unit based style of teaching. You would have to decide the option that you would like and choose schooling accordingly. Keep in mind that the schools may follow religion based curriculum or secular curriculum and this is another aspect that is required to be kept in mind.
One important aspect that you would need to check out is to identify the requirement as per your state government. Once you have answered these questions you are now ready to choose the course subject.
The course that you choose should be in the list of Satiate accepted programs. You would have to submit the annual report cards and the assessment grades to the state if you are home schooling your children. This is a mandatory requirement.
Some states might specify and release their own standardized tests for all home school taught children. Therefore you must be aware and compliant with the requirement and ensure that you cover such tests and subjects in your teaching.
You would have to also consider one other aspect of college admissions for your children. When they seek admissions in college for a particular stream, they should have attended or undertaken study of a particular number of units for that particular subject. So this has to be kept in mind at this stage while choosing and finalizing the curriculum.
Home schooling can be fun and creative but depends upon how you ensure discipline and regularity. Very important is to ensure that you have chosen the right course for your children and that they are covered by the state and accepted as per the state list.