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.
How many hours a day is required for homeschooling?
Although homeschoolers spend an average of two to three hours doing formal homeschool hours per day, there are usually no requirements that make them do so.
How long does it take to homeschool?
When I first began homeschooling I spent about two hours per day, four days per week to homeschool two children (one at a 2nd grade level, one at a Kindergarten level). Now that I’m homeschooling three children (grades 9, 6, and 4) homeschooling takes about 7 hours per week of actual teaching and then helping.
How much does it cost to home school?
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) estimates that the average parent spends about $300 to $600 per year, per child, on homeschooling curriculum, games, and books. However, there are plenty of ways to save money on this expense.
What are the requirements of homeschooling?
Minimal oversight makes Michigan homeschool requirements some of the most lenient and straightforward in the country. Compulsory school attendance laws require any child ages 6 to 17 to attend school full time, but families have two options for meeting this requirement while educating at home.