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Where to begin? This can seem daunting and overwhelming – but you got this and we’re here to help. Throughout this site, you’ll find tons of excellent resources outlining what you are required by law to go through to homeschool your child. We’ve also included some helpful tips we’ve learned along the way. You’re not alone – if you get stuck and have questions, we’re here to help. Ready to get started?

Why Homeschool?

There is no one size fits all when it comes to education. Each child is a unique individual with unique talents and challenges. Homeschooling provides an environment to tailor an education that meets the individual needs of your child. Children can thrive in a homeschool environment, being able to follow their passions and learning at their own pace.

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Homeschool 101

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How do you homeschool?

This process is different for each parent. However, the most important thing to know about homeschooling is that it is not public school at home.

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Homeschool 101

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What you need.

We know that it can be overwhelming to navigate the process, but we are here to help you along the way. We have broken it down to bite sized pieces to make the process go smoothly.

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Homeschool 101

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Check it off the list.

There are really only 5 things you need to do to get started. Just to be sure you haven’t missed anything, we have a short list where you can check it off as you go.

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A few resources to help you along.

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Glossary

Need to find something in a hurry? Check out the glossary, where we have things listed alphabetically.

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Declaration of Intent

There are 4 ways to qualify in the State of Washington. You only need ONE of them.

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Top FAQs

Got questions? We got answers. Just to prove we’re not lying – here are 10 of the most popular ones people ask.

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Sports & Homeschooling

Wondering whether your child can still play sports in the public school if they are leaning at hom? The answer is YES.

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