I know where I live I switched a week before semester testing. I was having serious medical problems though that caused me to miss too many days of school. So I would of failed semester tests and had to redo that whole semester. I wasn't guaranteed to make it through high school with the problems I was having. It turns out my next door neighbor was home schooled. My mom went up to the school got some paper work and filled it out. I turned in all my books and on the paper work my mother wrote the subjects I will be studding and for how long and what times. We had it all done within two days. I think you should ask your school councilor they will give you more information. Make sure you do not lose the paper work and you get your grades up to that year. You will need it for college. All this is in Arkansas though so I don't know how it is for your state. Good luck though.
You can switch during the year, but have to have a good reason. I know my sister did so last year because of some medical issues. It took about two weeks for her to set up the teachers and times they were going to meet up. Make your decision wisely though, being in school offers you many things to help your college applications.
Yes, you can do it anytime of the year. I had a friend who started in April, more towards the end of the school year. I have no idea how long it takes to sign up and get started, so you'd have to talk to some homeschooling person about that. Hope this helps!
-giggles- It takes a whole hour or so on the phone with the homeschooling department in your city! XD;; And you can do it at any time, yes. I switched out of my new school as well, so am homeschooling myself. But don't homeschool just to get away from something you don't think you can face, ya know? Homeschooling, at it's core, is a way to learn at your own pace and pursue knowledge in a less pressured setting. You need to take the SATs, but other than that, they don't check up or monitor you. They only want to see improvement. And with homeschooling, take advantage of free college, called duel-enrollement! It's wonderful, I've heard. I'm starting in January. ^^ I'm sorry I don't have any more information...XD;;
And don't listen to the first person who answered. They know nothing! Being in school is not helpful on applications. They want homeschoolers, because they've realized how we have more time for education and have a better home life, usually. More dedication as well. Anything a regular schooler can do a homeschooler can do better~ XD
You can also join sports at your school, if they let homeschoolers join. Mine did. ^^
Actually, in the US, you can switch anytime, whether they like your reason or not. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, but there are different laws and regulations in each state.
Here is a site where you can find the laws and regs in your state: http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/default.as...
In most states, you just plain send the school district or board of ed a letter (signed by your parents) stating that you will be homeschooling, and go for it. In a few states, it's a little more difficult, but the above site will give you the details.
Also, feel free to google the name of your city (or county) and "homeschooling group", you'll find the names of different support groups in your area. Your mom can call any of the leaders of these groups and ask any questions you might have, they'll be happy to answer them. These groups may also offer things like co ops, field trips, volunteer opportunities, and social things like sports, clubs and game nights for you to participate in.
Hope that helps!
Every state is different, but homeschooling is legal in all 50. Check the hslda.org website for information related to your state. Often, you have to file some sort of paperwork and notify your current so you are not visited by a truant officer when you do not show up for class!
You also do not have to use your school district's homeschooling option (if one is available). Honestly, most of them do not offer nearly enough challenge. If you use your own cirriculum, you don't need to sign up for anything. You just need to be sure you are complying with the laws of your state.
It sounds like you are the student. You will need parental support to make this change.
You can start homeschooling at any time, for any reason. The school can't tell you no. It's the parents decision. If they are onboard, it's completely legal.
The process is different in different states. Most places you just go in, with a letter stating that you are pulling your child/ren out of school to homeschool them. You may or may not have to deal with attendance reports or testing or yearly letters of intent, or portfolios, or proving your cirriculum, all of those things depend on what state you live in.
Home Education magazine has a very good section on the different laws of each state.
They keep theirs more up to date and correct than HSLDA.
It really depends on your state. In my state it has to be within 15 of the start of the quarter (that means 15 days before or after). So if you missed it for one quarter you could still withdraw for the next one. Some schools in my area have given people problems about withdrawing in order to homeschool, but a mention of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association usually shuts them up!
You really need to find out about the laws where you live. Some places are fine with you switching mid-year; others aren't. And actually, you need to go deeper than the official laws: technically, our laws here say that you have to register before Sept. 30, but you can actually switch at any time during the year. So, contact a state-based homeschool support group (just do a search for _homeschool [your state]_ ) and ask them if it's possible and how long it would take, or if you can just not go to school the next day.
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