Requirements and Options
Public or Private
Using a Private School
Private School FAQs
Choosing a School
Private School Directory
Registering with the School District
Notice of Intent
Portfolio of Records
Choosing a Private School
Each private school has a unique personality, as well as its own procedures and requirements that enrolled families must follow. (Keep in mind that some procedures are mandated by the state, while others are at the discretion of the school.) Some factors you may want to take into consideration when selecting a private school with a homeschooling option include:
Courses Taught – Are there certain courses you must teach and, if so, are these courses you believe will enhance your children’s education?
Educational or Religious Philosophy – Is the school’s educational and religious philosophy consistent with yours? Will your educational choices, lifestyle and belief system be tolerated, supported or frowned upon?
Curriculum – Is the amount curriculum support correct for your family? Some schools provide or require curricula, while others let you select materials yourself. Do you feel stifled? Left hanging? Just right?
Record keeping – What type of reporting is required from you and on what frequency? Can you visualize yourself having an easy (or difficult) time complying?
Grades/Transcripts/Diploma – If these options matter to you, make sure the school you are considering offers them!
And More! – If there are issues that are important to your family, be sure to discuss them with school personnel before you enroll.