Recently we received an email from a parent who is currently teaching her 10th-grade public-schooled daughter in one subject: math. She found it difficult to receive an online answer to her highly specific situation. We explained to her that the law provides for a homeschooler to attend school on a part-time basis, but the homeschool law does not provide for a public school parent to homeschool part time. But the law does allow for a full-time public-school student to gain credit off campus.
We walked her through the law on “equivalency course of study” and how she could interact with the school to enable her to continue to teach her daughter math and ensure that she receives high school credit for it.
She responded: “I cannot thank you enough for that thorough explanation! I don’t know that I ever would have been able to come up with that information on my own. You explained everything very succinctly and now I have a plan of what I need to do. I so appreciate that you took the time to answer my questions, can I donate to your organization as a token of my gratitude?”
This giving season, we would like you to think about whether you have ever had a homeschooling question we have answered or benefited from information we provide for free on our web site. If you have, could you take a moment to donate to WHO or become a member of our organization? If you do, you’ll help all the homeschooling families of Washington receive the answers they need.
Washington Homeschool Organization