Homeschooling

Homeschooling in NY

Hello! This is my first time posting on Homeschooling.
I am pretty active over on TTGP. I currently have 2 children ages 8 and 10 (trying for #3) and I'm looking for some advice/direction.

MH and I want to (hopefully) start homeschooling starting next school year due to many frustrations we have been encountering. I was hoping to get some guidance on where to begin and what the protocol is here in Upstate NY. Are the guidelines different for each state?

It feels a bit overwhelming so any advice I can get would be outstanding!

TIA
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My 2 boys ages 8 & 10
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mc @ 7wks 4/2014

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Re: Homeschooling in NY

  • Every state is different.  I'm not in NY, but I think the best thing for you to do is contact one of your local homeschooling communities.  There are associations and co-ops everywhere.  Find one with parents from your local school district and have them walk you through the notification and assessment processes for your state.  I had a parent walk me through it the first time and it was super helpful!  I was overwhelmed when reading the legal jargon online, but this woman showed me how easy it really is.

    Another thing I recommend is getting an HSLDA membership.  When I got mine I was able to access all of the required forms for my state.  Representatives helped me when the state contacted me requesting more information and told me what I did and didn't have to legally submit.  I was happy I had the membership, because the majority of what the state was requesting was not legally required.
        
  • Thank you so very much! Exactly what I needed... somewhere to begin.
    :)
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    *Aug '15 Siggy Challenge - Mean Girl*
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    BabyFruit Ticker
    My 2 boys ages 8 & 10
    BFP#3 EDD 8/19/2015
    mc @ 7wks 4/2014

    Me 31 H 33

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