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My family is relocating to the York area or northern MD during the summer. I currently live in Texas where homeschool laws are simple. My children have never ever entered the school system. I’m concerned that I may miss something, register late, not teach all the subjects or not do something to the evaluators liking and have truancy all over my case. I have 5 kiddos to boot and it seems like an awful lot of work for each of them. Im more inclined to move to Maryland because of this. However, because we are not familiar with either area, the plan is to rent near York/Harrisburg for a while then figure out where we really want to be. Right now, I’m making homeschool plans to be in PA for atleast the first year. Please give me insight into the laws and what I need to do to make sure I’m compliant. For ex, when do I need to submit affidavits? What if we are staying in a hotel for the first month or so? What if we end up moving after the school year began? What if we move before it ends? I know, so many variables! Would also like info on co-ops in the area, a la carte Co-op high school classes, homeschool youth sports and dance, foreign language, field trips. Any insight would be much appreciated! Natasha
New possible homeschooler mom and I was wondering how to annual assessment works? I have a teenager in the 10th grade. I saw somewhere that you can take it online but I wasn’t sure if that was allowed or even actually accredited. And if I need a certified teacher, where do you find one to administer the test?
My husband just got offered a job in CA, and if we move there I am trying to decide what homeschooling route to take: charter, or register as a private school. My son is 10, and about a grade behind in math and two grades behind in reading. He also may have dyslexia...we were planning on getting him tested right before my husband lost his job. The extra money available through a charter to spend on curriculum and supplies sounds nice, and I've heard from some California homeschoolers that the charter they use doesn't interfere at all with their homeschool choices UNLESS their child tests under grade level, which my child would. So, I'm wondering exactly what that interference would look like? Has anyone here worked through a charter in California and had their child test under grade level. What happened Does it make a difference if they have a learning disability ? Does that change how things are handled? If you don't like the interference can you just switch to the "register homeschool as a private school" option? If you were in my situation, which route would you take? (Coming from Texas where we have pretty much no help/no interference).