START HOMESCHOOLING


Welcome!


Are you ready to start homeschooling, but feel like you're trekking into totally new and unfamiliar territory?

Almost everyone beginning the homeschool adventure feels a bit overwhelmed.

We're here to help! 
Our QUICK START GUIDE  gives you a brief overview, but
this
complete 10-step guide provides complete details. 





You Can Homeschool Part #1

Would you like to hear some personal stories from real-life families who have chosen homeschooling as their educational choice? 

Christy Shipe, who was homeschooled and is now homeschooling her own children, introduces video clips of parents telling why they made the choice to home educate. 

What were their reasons for choosing home education?
What benefits have they seen?

Watch and see!

You Can Homeschool Part #2

In Part #2 of the video, you'll learn a bit about the early years of homeschooling. 

What was it like for those pioneering families who began homeschooling when it was not legally recognized or culturally accepted? 

What about socialization? 
Are homeschooled students accepted by colleges, employers, and the military services? 

Find answers here.

You Can Homeschool Part #3

Part #3 of the video discusses the importance of working together to defend and retain the homeschooling freedoms that we enjoy today. 

A brief background of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which produced this video, is presented. 

The closing portion returns to real-life homeschooling parents sharing why they chose home education. Their comments -- along with those of some of their homeschooled children -- will encourage and inspire you to begin the homeschooling adventure with your family!


Why
do families
homeschool?


Why Do Families Homeschool?


What about
public school
withdrawal or
re-enrollment?


STEP #1:
SET YOUR VISION

Start Homeschooling: An Online Guide

Take a few minutes to think about the reasons you want to homeschool.

This list will build confidence and provide vision as you begin this amazing homeschool adventure. 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Passing on Faith
  • Building Character
  • Fostering Love of Learning
  • Strengthening Family Bonds
  • Equipping for Future Service

We hope you agree with us that
homeschooling is the best educational option
to help make your intentions realities.

© Homeschool Iowa & Julie Naberhaus adapted from "The ABC's of Homeschooling in Iowa" by Julie Naberhaus

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