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In today’s world, access to a wealth of information is at our fingertips through our smartphones, computers and tablets. In this environment, taking homeschool classes online seems like a logical step and has proven to be a good fit for many K–12 students. The internet is readily available and an endless sea of resources is waiting to be explored. Unfortunately, not all resources are made equally. Finding an online resource that has quality information and presents it in a way that is interesting and useful can feel like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
Sometimes it’s useful just to have a place to start. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the amazing educational aids available to homeschool students because a basic google search is not turning up any gems. After talking to teachers in different subject areas, we would like to offer the following 12 resources geared towards students in different age groups, who have different educational needs:
For many parents it becomes apparent over time that public, charter or private schooling is not benefitting their child, and they start to look into home schooling options. The reasons for choosing home schooling are as varied as the children who leave traditional schools to be home schooled: Parents often do not agree with the subject matter taught at traditional schools or the methods that are used to teach the subjects. They may not believe in the morals underlying the instruction in the classroom. Parents may have a child who has health issues that make it challenging for him or her to be surrounded by too many people. Maybe their child is being bullied or struggling with social pressures.
Does this sound familiar to you?
The United States has a rich history of homeschooling K-12 students. Did you know that in 1840 almost half (45%) of all of the students in the U.S. were educated at home? Today, many parents are looking into a homeschool option for their child due to various reasons. The top reason for parents homeschooling is their growing concern about the traditional school environment.
Today, the nature of homeschooling looks a bit different with the introduction of K-12 online education. Here is a look at the journey of the past, present and future of homeschooling in the U.S.