What Age Can You Start Homeschooling Your Child?

Raymond and Dorothy Moore use psychological studies, in Better Late Than Early, to show that most children are not ready for formal education until around 8 to 10 years of age.

They suggest that this style of learning should begin, at the earliest, at around age 7.

What is the age limit for homeschooling?

I can find no upward limits on age for homeschooling, although public schools may not typically admit students over certain ages for social reasons. If state law requires public schools to provide education up to age 20 or 21, they may provide alternatives rather than attendance at a typical high school.

Can I homeschool my child temporarily?

Homeschooling is legal in the U.S. for all parents and kids, in every state, so yes, you CAN homeschool your daughter. Homeschooling does help with ADHD. Since she is in 8th grade, you should look into the special circumstances of homeschooling for high school.

What qualifications do you need to homeschool your child?

Parent Qualifications. The parent providing primary instruction should have at least a high school diploma or GED. Parents who have committed offenses that would disqualify them from teaching other people’s children should not be permitted to homeschool.

How much does it cost to homeschool my child?

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.