Tips For First Time Homeschoolers

Homeschooling for the first time may seem overwhelming. Denise French shares tips that can help.

This school year will look very different for teachers, parents, and students this year. A lot of families are opting to try homeschool for the first time.

In North Carolina, there were more than 149 thousand homeschooled students. It’s important to note that homeschooling is not the same as virtual learning. If you are doing virtual learning, you do not need to open a homeschool registration with the state. Homeschool registration is needed if you are withdrawing your child from a public or private school.

Now in South Carolina, there are 3 homeschool options for parents to choose from. Option 1 allows parents to homeschool their children under the guidance of the school system. Under option 2, parents go through the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools.
In Option 3, parents choose a home school association that meets the home school requirements and has at least 50 members.

For those of you who are homeschooling for the first time, it can seem daunting. But there are a few things you can do to help make that transition a little easier. Denise French is the director of the Palmetto Homeschool Association in Rock Hill. She joined us on QC Morning to share four tips on homeschooling.

Tips on Homeschooling:

  • Have a plan
  • You are not “recreating” school at home
  • Your school day should be shorter
  • Your curriculum is your tool

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