It’s certainly common among Christians to homeschool their children, though making the decision is a difficult thing to do. Tests scores have varied among home schooled children. While some argue that children tend to be intellectually above average, some tests prove that some of these children score below average on state mandated testing.
There are many regulations to adhere to in order to satisfy the education requirements. Many states require that the parent submit anticipated curricula for the school year prior to performing home based education. However, every state requires a notification of intent. Over the past 20 years, many state legislators have reacted favorably to parents who try to home school their children and feel that it is a positive thing for parents to try it out.
Parents often rely on support groups to help them through the process, including newsletters, internet resources, and pastoral advice. The child may also need support from others being home schooled, while maintaining a healthy social life. Libraries, sporting events, amusements parks and museums are just some of the places that parents use for recreation.
Local homeschool associations can provide answers to college preparation questions, along with test preparation assistance for interested parents. Information is even available at the local schools. Such an important decision deserves adequate study to weight the pros and cons. Every child is different and the environment in which they learn can often determine their academic achievement.