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deverandson

homeschooling questions

ok, i need help. i have a 13 year old 8th grader. he currently lives with his mother in florida but the three of us have agreed that he would be better off with me. only problem i have is my career. im a project manager with a company that moves me all over the country. i finish one project and then move to the next one. usually they only last a few months at the longest. he and i have talked about homeschooling alot over the last couple years. im not sure what the rules are about homeschooling regarding different states. i would love to have him come live with me and i'll do anything it takes to make it happen. please help me any way you can or just point me in the right direction to get started. thanks very much.



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acitez

The rules are different in different states. I can see some real positives to home-schooling in your situation if you can devote the necessary time. The downside would be that your boy might (I said might) feel too isolated because you are not in a community where he feels connected. This might be more than compensated for if you have the opportunity to develop a very close relationship.

The opportunities of travel all over the US would be awesome, especially if you have the flexibility to have "bring your kid to work" day often.

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deverandson

so...do i contact each state individually and apply for this or do i just contact the state where we could come back for any tests he may have? as long as the education happens, do they really care where it happens? if im reading a couple websites correctly, he would only need to take an end of year test to show he is learning? are there any home visits by officials (like social workers or something of that type)? sorry about all the questions but he is very excited about the possibilities and i dont want to mess anything up that could jam us up in the early stages.

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acitez

You may need to file paperwork in each district you live in. In my state it is a single piece of paper that asks you to outline your instructional plan, and there is no test.