When a family decides to home school their children for various reasons and needs of the family change a decision to attend a public or private school may be a new change they need to prepare as a whole for. In the event the family option does not permit to home school day times as usual- it may be appropriate to consider enrolling their child to a school like home school class as much as possible. This may be as traditional to their children as a public or private schools full day because of the morning hours. The best way to decide to plan a new day school program pan is to choose a school they are comfortable with as a family. This means to take the time to research the schools programs and models for their best fit. It is important that the children help choose so they feel they are still a family that is close knit and works together to accommodate ones values. This will bring about a positive movement for educating the children and help the parents relax about their child's safety and needs (Minnesota Department of Education, 2013). Tips for starting a new school type:
- Decide if you would prefer have a later morning or an earlier morning beginning.
- Decide if you would have funds available for private schooling at the child age level.
- Decide what school year they will enroll and what specializations are available.
Keeping a time line about the new events to happen will keep the stress levels more normal. If in deed an opportunity permits for a return to home school options and the family decides to teach this option can easily be gelled into a day plan again. The criteria for credit exchange would be most efficient and accrediting as usual (U.S. Department of Education, 2013).