Homeschool Credit

Email of the Day:
I have been trying to research this and cannot find the answer so I thought maybe someone there could help. I had heard that I could give my son a half credit for working. I would really like to verify this before we write it into his plan. Could you help? Any info. would be appreciated! Thank you!

The law says that “all decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials and curriculum, and methods, timing and place in the provision or evaluation of home-based instruction shall be the responsibility of the [homeschooling] parent.”
Additionally, “the legislature recognizes that home-based instruction is less structured and more experiential than the instruction normally provided in a classroom. Therefore, the provisions relating to the nature and quantity of instructional and related educational activities shall be liberally construed.”
My daughter’s transcript (she’s now a college junior) contains all sorts of things — her training and work as a firefighter, international experiences, hands on experiences (like attending strawbale school and getting a permaculture design certificate). The law leaves it in your capable hands to make those decisions.
–Jen Garrison Stuber, WHO Board Advocacy Chair