Starting to homeschool

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Starting to homeschool

Postby dafana2 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:38 pm

My younger brother isn't doing too well in public school and my parents are looking at homeschooling as an option. He's in 7th grade now. I've found an online public school - k12, but I was wondering what other options are there?

We'd like to transition from public to home schooling slowly, gradually giving him more and more freedom, so right now we are looking for something slightly structured - a good online school, or maybe a program that gives you textbook and a list of assignments that need to be completed within a month.

My parents both wok and right now I'm on break from college (I'm getting my Masters) but I'll be going back soon, so there isn't really anyone to stay home with him during the day.

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Postby hscoach » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:46 am

There are many online schools to choose from but here are two that might be good to look into.

http://www.time4learning.com/

http://www.wilostar3d.com/default.asp?iId=HILHG

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Postby Theodore » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:09 am

You could look into Scholar's Online Academy:
http://www.scholarsonline.org

Took some courses from them WAY back 13-14 years ago when they were just starting out.

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Online Homeschooling

Postby alwayshomeschooling » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:07 am

Bridgeway Academy also now offers online schooling for middle school students. In addition, you can opt to take advantage of online instructors in each subject every week. This will give you brother a bit more accountability and structure as he gets started.

Read more here. www.bridgewayacademy.com

You may also want to consider BJU Press' online schooling option. Your brother can actually work online with them or purchase DVD courses, both of which provide an instructor every day for every subject.

Read more at http://www.bjupresshomeschool.com/webap ... et/home___
Jessica L. Parnell is a homeschool consultant, evaluator, and principal of Bridgeway Homeschool Academy, an international homeschool academy, that has been serving the homeschool community since 1989. Visit jessica-parnell.com my personal blog.

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Postby judyhanning » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:14 am

Here is a site that also offers home schooling. http://www.learning-aids.com/online-bra ... ing-system

I hope that you find the best for your brother.

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Postby Theodore » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:57 am

I'm personally not a fan of "online" schooling where you don't actually get to interact with teachers. What's the point? You might as well use textbooks, at least then you aren't locked to a computer.


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