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Topic: I want to homeschool my 10 year old for a year and need some advice

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Subject: I want to homeschool my 10 year old for a year and need some advice
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 10:01 PM ET
Member Since: 3/9/2007
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Some questions:

  1. Is it possible to hs for half a year ?
  2. It's possible I will do this for at least 6 months in another state - will that be a  problem?



Date Posted: 12/29/2007 10:18 PM ET
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Each state has different laws.  My suggestions would be to do a search for the homeschool association in your state.  And in the state you will be moving to.  You will get more acurate information. 

You can check the HSLDA website as well.  They have a list of all states and laws.  With a brief explanation in "english" :0)

It is legal in ALL states to homeschool.  So keeping him/her home a half year would not be a problem.  


Date Posted: 12/30/2007 6:28 PM ET
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I began homeschooling in the middle of the school year and they had no problem with it what-so-ever.

Good Luck!  If you need more on-line communities, be sure to check the groups at yahoo, there are MANY homeschooling groups.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 10:02 PM ET
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I pulled my daughter out of public school in November, 63 days into the school year. It was no problem with the school at all. I would suggest checking with your local Board of Education - ours here has a separate homeschooling department that walked me through all the steps I needed to take to make it all legal.

And good luck - my daughter was 10 when I started her, too :)

Date Posted: 1/1/2008 11:14 PM ET
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I'm can not confirm this, but I've heard that according to HSLDA if you homeschool for more than 3 months in any one state you must follow the homeschool laws of that particular state.  You might check with HSLDA for proof of that.


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Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:33 AM ET
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HSLDA has great information about the laws in each state.  Another place you might want to look is vegsource.com they have loads of great homeschool chat boards, including a military one with people who have lived all over, moved mid-year, etc.  :)

As for the original questions, yes of course you can start mid-year.  The only potential problem of doing part in one state and part in the other is that the regulations vary by State and that might make it complicated.  If you are crossing State lines during the school/grade year, you might want to try to meet requirements of BOTH States for the entire year to prevent any potential problems.  I'm not familiar with all the States' rules, bu I can't imagine any of them directly contradicting!  :)  If you are moving in between "grades," then no worries just follow the individual State's rules during whichever school year/grade(s) you are living in that actual State!

Best of Luck, and Welcome Home!!  :)