We’re happy to hear you’re considering homeschooling. As veteran homeschoolers ourselves, we’ve been right where you are. In fact, we believe we may know some of the questions you’re asking and the potential fears you might have as you consider this journey for your family.
One of your first concerns may be that of wondering if your children will do as well educationally and, later, professionally … if you homeschool. We’re happy to tell you that studies are very favorable toward positive outcomes. One particular study of interest might be Homeschooling Across West Virginia which highlights academic achievements and demographic characteristics of West Virginia homeschoolers.
We’ve also assembled a host of resources on this page, from frequently asked questions, to video testimonials of homeschooling families within West Virginia.
While our hope is that of answering your questions and giving you quick access to helpful resources, our first and foremost encouragement is simple. Pray.
Pray, and remember that the Lord is the One who has blessed you with your children, and He has a plan for you. Seek Him first for your family. You’ll never be disappointed.
"(3) This subdivision applies to both home instruction exemptions set forth in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection. The county superintendent or a designee shall offer such assistance, including textbooks, other teaching materials and available resources, all subject to availability, as may assist the person or persons providing home instruction. Any child receiving home instruction may upon approval of the county board exercise the option to attend any class offered by the county board as the person or persons providing home instruction may consider appropriate subject to normal registration and attendance requirements."Please note - the county shall offer assistance.....all subject to availability.... Many public schools can use the subject to availability clause as a reason for denial of resources to homeschoolers. Most homeschoolers do not request resources from the public school, so this request to the county may be unusual. Counties who have available resources upon request will loan the student books, but teacher's books or answer keys are not provided making it sometimes difficult to use the public school curriculum. The reason is simple - usually only one teacher's book has been ordered for that year and, of course, the public school teacher is using it.
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