Beginning Homeschooling

The Law

Email of the Day: In talking in another group, I was discussing why I love WA homeschool laws and was told that WA is too strict and sounds awful. Literally...

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Super Secret (Anonymous) Heroine of the Day

Super Secret (Anonymous) Heroine of the Day: “Me outside the superintendent’s office to self *be cool, be normal, don’t say anything out of line* . . . Five minutes later,...

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Homeschooling vs. govt. schooling

Email of the Day: Yikes! I just saw the below message posted on a national homeschool site. Is there anyway something like this could happen in Washington, Jen Garrison Stuber...

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On diplomas and transcripts

On diplomas and transcripts: 20 November 2015 Under Washington State law, the requirement for compulsory attendance is satisfied in one of three ways: attendance in a public school, private school,...

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Checking the teacher box

Email of the Day: Hi Jen! I have a Letter of Intent question. I spoke with a friend who thinks that taking the parenting course means we are allowed to...

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K-12 programs

Email of the Day: I hear that k-12 is good but haven’t gotten a chance to look into it. I have several friends who homeschool have recommended it. Answer: Unless...

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Homeschooling’s Dirty Little Secret

Here’s Homeschooling’s Dirty Little Secret: We are *all* completely terrified that we’re going to mess up our children. We are all totally scared that in choosing this homeschooling thing, they’re...

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DofI questions

Email of the Day: Does the DOI have to be filed mid year (my twins turn 8 in January) or can I wait to file it prior to the next...

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CRHE in the news

The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is an organization comprised of formerly homeschooled students who feel (and, in many cases, rightly so) that their parents were derelict in their homeschooling....

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Homeschool Police

The Homechooling Police If you’ve seen me speak about homeschooling in person, you’ve probably heard me joke that I am the homeschooling police in WA. I am the person your...

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Part time Homeschooling

Email of the Day: I want to homeschool my public school student for 1 or 2 classes only. Can I do this? How can I do this? How do I...

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Sports and Immunizations

Email of the Day: My sons are participating in sports at Local HS this year, which has seen an influx of such students this year. They are telling us it...

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