Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Homeschool Online

For unschoolers, life is the curriculum. But for those who rely on subjects presented in some sort of orderly fashion, it's nice to know there are choices.

My personal experience of homeschooling is through The Charter School of San Diego. It is part of San Diego Unified, so my son had the same curriculum he would have had if he went to our neighborhood school. It isn't what people generally think of when they think of homeschooling, but this is always an option. My son had a teacher who gave him the assignments; he was accountable to the teacher but he did his work at home. There are storefront schools all over San Diego and many students do their work at the school, but they are allowed to work at home, as long as they turn in their assignments. My son and his teacher worked out the best learning arrangement for my son, basically, he worked on one subject at a time. The Charter School of San Diego and other public school options are wonderful for people who want the traditional curriculum and the freedom of home education. There is no cost other than the expense of driving back and forth to school from time to time to meet with the teacher, sign documents, and exchange books. The school is open until 7:00 pm, so it is an excellent choice for working parents who want their children to be educated at home.

The SD Unified curriculum is well-rounded. There are a number of interesting electives, including music appreciation, photography, art, etc. The text books provided by The Charter School are good. The individual attention and personalized plan was what my son needed to complete high school. This option worked out well for us.

Still, I can't help but wonder what homeschool online would have been like, so I wanted to make sure I covered these options too. In short, you don't have to purchase anything if you align yourself with a public school that has a homeschool program. Or you can choose one of the many online homeschool options. Click here for a look at online homeschooling options.

There are lots of great choices if you want to use your own curriculum. If you are looking for a Christian-based curriculum, check out Sonlight, the leading literature-based homeschool curriculum provider. Families in the U.S. and around the world enjoy this literature-rich, internationally-focused curriculum, which is presented from an Evangelical Christian perspective.