Homeschooling in the U.S.
Legalities – Styles – Curriculum – Concerns – High Schoolers – Virginia – Resources
Proof of Progress (Evaluations)
Please check the laws in your state to make sure you are following the most current laws.
ProPublica – ProPublica has a state-by-state breakdown of notification, parent education minimums, criminal bans, state-mandated subjects, and requirements for assessment and vaccination.
FindLaw Education – FindLaw has a state-by-state summary of regulations. This is a great overview of what your state requires.
The Homeschool Style Quiz – This quiz is hosted on Homeschool On… I like it because the questions are relatable to most people. I ended up with an almost even split between Unschooling, Charlotte Mason, and Unit Studies.
Homeschool Philosophies Quiz – This quiz by Eclectic Homeschooling is a bit more in-depth and covers a wider variety of homeschool types. Be forewarned, when I first took it, I had no idea what some of the questions referred to. But my results were pretty accurate and I learned about the Thomas Jefferson method. They explain all of the philosophies as well.
Homeschool Method Guide – Pam Barnhill has a very nice write-up of the most popular types along with pros, cons, and links. Read the comments for even more info.
The Best Curriculum – In her Homeschooling 101 series, The Homeschool Mom talks about how to choose the best curriculum for your child.
Cathy Duffy Reviews – The most referred to reviews for homeschool curricula. There is also a book with the top 102 picks.
Homeschool Classifieds – Once you have an idea of what you like, check out homeschool classifieds to see if they have what you’re looking for at a good price. The Homeschool Mom has an extensive list of other good places to purchase used curriculum.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op – This site leverages the power of the group to get some fantastic curriculum discounts. They also have their own online planner, homeschool ID cards, and more!