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If anyone can help me with info on how to get started on home schooling I would appreciate it. I just received guardianship of my 16 year old niece and her Mom and I would love to have her home schooled. Her mom lives in Vegas and I live in Michigan,so I need info on how to get it started. Thank you,

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Tracy

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July 11, 20050 found this helpful

Each state has different rules for homeschooling. I homeschool my two here in Georgia. All we have to do is submitt attendance records each month and do a yearly report stating what was covered. Testing is done once every 3 years and only retained for the parents records.

I would check with your county's school system first and see what is required.

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July 11, 20050 found this helpful

Most public libraries have pamphlets on homeschooling that include state requirements, contact numbers, and area support groups.

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July 11, 20050 found this helpful

you can just search home schooling in the computer. i would also recommend focus on the family as they would be able to direct you to some resources. just type that in or dr. james dobson. off hand i dont know the web address.

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July 12, 20050 found this helpful

I homeschooled my grandson beause of a health condition. You're first stop is the State Board of Education. Each state has different rules on what records you need keep, what testing is required, etc. From day one keep a teacher's log on what subjects you taught, how many hours you spent on the subject, etc. These can be found online and came in very handy when my son transferred to a public high school. There are many sites on homeschooling online. I bought all my books from ABeka and Alpha Omega and prefered Alpha Omega more because the expense was less and the subject matter was good. Best of luck with this. It's very rewarding to know you taught your loved one yourself. In Maine you need not be a teacher to do this but some states require that you are or have a certified teacher oversee your work.

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July 12, 20050 found this helpful

I am a homeschooling mom. Personally I would choose option 1 offered in your state. It sounds very similar to California and the R4 option. I prefer as little government involvement in our families lives as possible. I also see that compulsary school age is between 6 and 16 in Michigan. So it does not sound like you are legally obligated although I believe it is a moral obligation to provide an education. There are also many yahoo groups for support which I enjoy. I believe involving your neice in choosing what interests her will help ignite her own love of learning. You are welcome to come ask any questions you have at Freethinking_Unschoolers@yahoogroups.com There are many very experienced parents happy to help.

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August 26, 20050 found this helpful

Tracy
First off, good for you taking on the responsibility to school your niece. Check with your state for all requirements for filing,paperwork, and community for additional support and info. Check out A Beka Book. 877-223-5226 website: http://www.abeka.org K-12
Great Christian based materials for home schooling. There are numerous materials out there. A Beka has Motel meetings through-out the US. where you and your niece can view materials. Good Luck and Happy schooling!

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October 26, 20050 found this helpful

I AM HOME SCHOOLING MY 15 YEAR OLD SON, I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD DO IT, IT HAS BEEN WORKING OUT GREAT! WE ARE IN OUR 5TH WEEK. IF YOU NEED ANY INFO ,PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME

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