We’re happy to hear you’re ready to begin your homeschooling journey!  And, while everyday won’t be sunshine and roses, everyday will be rewarding in the life of you and your children.  Homeschooling is a “wonderfully joyful” and “wonderfully messy” experience, all at the same time.

Through it all, you’re learning and your children are learning.  Not simply “textbook” learning — but a real-life, everyday, good and bad, happy and sad, challenging and rewarding — kind of learning.  A kind of learning that “sticks,” prayerfully leaving them with a faith experience that we read of in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

So, how do you get started?  While we have several articles (listed below) that will go into extensive detail on “getting started,” here are the first 3 basic things you should do.

Know the Law

Become familiar with the requirements of WV state law and file the necessary notice with your county. We also suggest joining the HSLDA.

Note: Hope Scholarship students will find their requirements here.

Gather Resources

Talk to other homeschooling families, research curriculum websites, consider the “learning styles” of your children and choose your curriculum.

Schedule, Plan & Prepare

Schedule, plan, and prepare. Consider your homeschool schedule, plan your “learning space” and talk with your children about the new journey.

Is Homeschooling Right For Us?

Is Homeschooling Right For Us?

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Homeschooling: Getting Started Part 1

Homeschooling: Getting Started Part 1

Choosing to homeschool is a major decision.  Although homeschooling has been around for many years, it is still not as familiar as “going to school”.  Families contemplating homeschooling can experience apprehension. Questions arise from doubts within and  individuals...

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