How do you get started homeschooling?
• United States
20 Jan 07
There is a lot of information available on the web these days for homeschooling. Basically you need to start with the laws for your state. The best place I know of to find those is Home School Legal Defense's website. It looks to me like Michigan's is fairly loose. www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=MI The same site also has a great "how to begin" page you can link to from there. If you have a child already in the school system, you generally need to give them a letter stating you are withdrawing the student to a home school, but you shouldn't have to do much more. If your child/children have not already been in school then you generally do not need to correspond with the public school system at all. Choosing the curriculum and style is probably the hardest, and most important part of homeschooling. I would decide what style you want to go with first, as it makes picking a curriculum slightly easier! Feel free to add me as a friend, or ask any other specific questions here, but I would start on the HSLDA site.