General Homeschooling

General Educational Development Test

Homeschooled students sixteen to nineteen years old may take the GED as outlined in the law, RCW 28A.305.190. In order to take the GED, you must do two things. First,...

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Reflections on the Journey – by the WHO Board

Reflections on the Journey The WHO Board shares their own personal journey in homeschooling their children and what worked for them and what they would do differently.

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All About Testing, Part 1:

Each year, between 8 and 18, you have to test or assess once annually. Here’s the law: RCW 28A.200.010(1)(c) Ensure that a standardized achievement test approved by the state board...

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All About Testing: Part 2

Most test anxiety is adult-induced. And how could it be otherwise after two decades of No Child Left Behind zealous focus on high stakes standardized testing? Even before then, we...

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K-12 and a PPP?

Email of the Day: Can my kids participate in K-12 or another online virtual academy and also use a PPP locally? Answer: The problem with enrolling in K-12 and trying...

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Sports Eligibility and Homeschooling

Email of the Day: Hi Jen, I need to find out some information about my son being able to play football at his local public school when he is homeschooled....

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Declaration of Intent FAQ

Q: My child is 8. When is the DofI due? A: On the 15th of September each year. Q: It’s early August, should I turn in my DofI early? A:...

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No one under 8 ever goes on the DofI

In case you (or someone you know) needs this, here’s a more detailed explanation of why you don’t have to file a Declaration of Intent for a child under the...

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I homeschool my three sons and I love it

This. This. So much this. It was hard to decide what quote to use – I wanted to quote it all. ~Jen “Because they’ve never been to conventional school, they’ve...

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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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