Question: Can Working Parents Homeschool?

While it is true that a lot of homeschool moms are stay-at-home-moms, that’s not true for all of us.

However, due to the flexible nature of homeschooling, it is possible to homeschool even if you work full-time or have a crazy schedule.

It may require some experimentation and creative scheduling, but it can be done.

Does a parent have to be present for homeschooling?

Instruction must be by a parent, guardian, or adult relative designated by the parents, but teacher certification is not required. Parents must give notice that they are homeschooling, must keep certain records, and submit students for testing or evaluation per state requirements.

How many hours a day do you have to home school?

While most states require 180 school days a year, don’t compare a “typical” homeschool/independent study day to a “typical” traditional school day. In a traditional school setting, a child is in attendance for 6-7 hours a day, but not every minute of that is time spent actually teaching.

Can you work from home and homeschool?

In short, yes. You can work at home and still homeschool your children. In fact, working at home, versus working in a traditional office setting, can prevent the pain of giving up two incomes that is expected in a homeschool family. Economic factors really do matter when it comes to choosing to homeschool.

Why you should not homeschool your child?

Homeschooled kids aren’t ready for the real world.

Don’t homeschool your kids! They will not be prepared for the real world. They won’t get to experience mean teachers, mean kids, bullying, or any of those other things that get kids ready for life after high school. Clearly, I’m not sheltering my kids enough.

Do homeschoolers have to take standardized tests?

Standardized Testing Requirements for Homeschoolers. The answer to the question of whether or not your child must take standardized tests depends on where you live. As of yet, there is no national standard for the evaluation of homeschooled students. However, if you live in New York, you must test your child annually.

Can a single working parent homeschool?

Yes, Single Parents Can Homeschool

While we may picture a homeschool family as a two parent household, that’s not always the case. While our numbers may not be as large, single parent homeschool families do exist.

How do I homeschool if I work full time?

  • Plan Homeschool Around Your Work Schedule. Look at your work schedule and deduce what times outside of that would be good to devote to homeschool.
  • Choose a Done-For-You Curriculum.
  • Consider Hiring a Tutor.
  • Join a Homeschool Co-op.

Is it hard to homeschool?

Depending on the ages of your children, this can be hard to do. When you homeschool, you are basically working from home. This means that it’s harder to get away from your job. Some families have separate homeschool rooms, so they would theoretically be able to shut the door and put their homeschool day behind them.

Can you homeschool 3 days a week?

A hybrid homeschool typically operates more as a formal school. For two or three days per week, students come together to a building, attend classes with regular teachers, and have classmates, just as at a typical school. The rest of the week, the students work on their own at home.