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Homeschool Powerpoint


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Homeschooling by Keshaun & Steven

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Homeschool Powerpoint

  1. 1. Home School<br />
  2. 2. What is Homeschooling?<br />Educating a child at home by parents and/or teacher.<br />Usually done inside the home rather than at public or private schools.<br />Choice made by parents to provide elementary, middle or high school education to a child.<br />
  3. 3. Types<br /><ul><li>Structured
  4. 4. Virtual Online
  5. 5. Unschooling
  6. 6. Eclectic
  7. 7. Unit Studies</li></li></ul><li>The benefits of Home Schooling<br /> Family orientated <br />Success rate<br />Cost<br />Flexibility<br />Course Curriculum<br />Influences <br />Religious views <br />
  8. 8. Cons of SchoolingHome vs. Public & Private Schooling<br />Socialization<br />Some athletic activities<br />Time Management<br />Sex Education<br />Peer pressure<br />Cost<br />Religion<br />Lack of attention <br />Bullies<br />
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  10. 10. Family Oriented<br />Around the family more.<br />Makes the family closer as a unit<br />Greater appreciation for family.<br />More 1 on 1 time<br />
  11. 11. Success Rate<br />
  12. 12. Reason for the Success Rate<br />Parents focus on what children are interested in and customize the curriculum.<br />Know their Childs strength and weaknesses.<br />More 1 on 1 time.<br />More praise for succeeding which encourages the child.<br />Less emphasis on subjects that don’t matter.<br />Help from other advanced home school parents.<br />
  13. 13. Qualifications to Home school<br />Hold a high school diploma<br />Qualifications prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education<br />Provide evidence that he or she can educate the child<br />Provide a program of study/curriculum <br />
  14. 14. Cost<br />Cost varies depending on how much you are willing to spend<br />Most parents start of with a full curriculum package<br />Costing a couple hundred dollars<br />Experience home school parents have been able to create minimal cost within a single year.<br />Your child’s education is PRICELESS!!<br />
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  16. 16. Flexibility<br />No set rules for hours in the classroom<br />Hours are beneficial to the parents<br />Study time is usually 2-3 hours a day, but vary<br />Doesn’t follow formal school schedule 7:30-2:00<br />The child is taught at his/her own learning pace<br />Its up you if you want classes on FRIDAY!!<br />
  17. 17. Need Help?<br />Most 1st year parents have trouble homeschooling.<br />There are many local, state , and national support groups.<br />Some groups provide support through religion, method, and activities.<br />Structured groups provide the student with social experience similar to public and private schools.<br />Links are on the local Fairfax home school page.<br />
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  19. 19. Course Curriculum<br />Basic classes<br />Math<br />Science<br />History<br />Art<br />English<br />Tech Ed.<br />Religion<br />
  20. 20. Religion & Sex Education<br /> Is one of the most touchy subjects in today's school systems. Private schools put a heavy emphasis on religion, praise, and clean-cut students. They live by the book. In public schools most parents feel that teachers shouldn’t teach about pre-marital sex or sex education period. Being a home school parent, it’s your decision if & when you want to discuss sex and religion with your child.<br />
  21. 21. Special Needs Children<br />Homeschooling is the best option for special needs children.<br />The child receives all the attention.<br />Who knows your child better than you..<br />
  22. 22. Testing & Graded Evaluation<br />National Achievement Standardized test<br />Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI) <br />Available for grades 3-12<br />Parents choice to teach SOL curriculum<br />Comprehensive Test of Basic skills<br />Teaches math, science, social sciences.<br />Parents administer the grades<br />Parents evaluate the child’s skill and knowledge<br />The grading scale is based on one the parent has chosen<br />Usually a high school numerical scale is used.<br />
  23. 23. How do I know if my child is promoted?<br /> Provide evidence that the child has received a composite score on a nationally normed achievement test<br />Evaluations from a superintendent indicating the child is receiving adequate levels of education.<br />Evaluation letter from a person licensed to teach or has a masters degree or higher.<br />
  25. 25. High school Diploma<br />Student receives diploma upon completion of courses<br />The person who assigns diploma must have exercised authority of students career.<br />Recommended that the student take classes at a local community college or take duel enrollment classes.<br />The student does walk across the stage with friends at his or her local high school.<br />
  26. 26. Public school or Daycare?<br />Most students obtain majority of the information at home.<br />Teachers don’t enforce the homework.<br />Teachers review the homework, but after that the student is on their own.<br />Back in the day you could get a job with a high school diploma, but because of the lack of knowledge in high school they have made it where you need a degree to get a good job. So parents would be better off teaching their views and curriculum themselves.<br />
  27. 27. Famous People who were Homeschooled<br />Jaden Smith<br />Brad Pitt’s children<br />Tim Tebow<br />Jason Taylor<br />Justin Timberlake<br />Justin Beiber (fever)<br />Robert E. Lee<br />Willow Smith<br />Angelina Jolie’ s children<br />Lisa Whelschel<br />Erykah Badu<br />Serena & Venus<br />Hiliary Duff<br />Whoopi Goldberg<br />