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Poll Results: How much do you spend on curriculum per year?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 2% (3)
    2000$ +
  • 0% (0)
    1500$ - 1999$
  • 5% (6)
    1000$ - 1499$
  • 16% (17)
    500$ - 999$
  • 36% (38)
    250$ - 499$
  • 21% (23)
    100$ - 249$
  • 16% (17)
    0$ - 99$
  • 0% (1)
    other, please explain
105 Total Votes  
post #41 of 48
Thread Starter 
Eilonwy, thanks - those are GREAT! They are bookmarked over here now Great find!
post #42 of 48
Pretty close to nothing. Some arts supplies and a few reading books. We're unschoolers and I've found there really isn't anything that we need to buy right now that we don't already have here, or get from the library etc.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by jeaninevp922 View Post
I didn't respond to the poll, because I'm still buying stuff so I don't know. But I just wanted to say our local private school charges $250/month. That's at least $2000/year, so I figure as long as I don't go too much over that it's "reasonable". (And I don't think I'm going to spend anywhere close to that - and I plan to reuse it.)
This what I tell my dh all the time. Our local private school is $13,000 a year, not including uniforms and extra-curricular stuff. So, by my calculations, we are waaaaaaaaaay under budget.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl View Post
Our local private school is $13,000 a year

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post #45 of 48
Private school in our area runs $13,00+ too.

I figure if I homeschooled both of my boys, I could spend literally thousands of dollars on trips (to Washington DC, NASA, the Grand Canyon, heck, even Europe) and still come out cheaper than sending them both to private school.

This is the tuition listing for one of the schools in our area:
http://www.portergaud.edu/admissions...ndfeessche.asp

Feel better about those books you ordered now?
post #46 of 48
I attended two different private schools for grades 2-6; I don't know how much they cost, tuition-wise, but I do know this: my mother never paid more than $30/month to send *four* of us to the first school, and she never paid a dime for me to attend the second. I received the first *complete* scholarship that school had ever offered to a student-- they even paid for my books and uniforms (not included in tuition). I'd be very curious about the amount of financial aid offered. In most cases, homeschooling is no doubt less expensive, but not always.
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post
We're using a cyber charter school... so everything is free; books, workbooks, even 'extras' like the books we'll need to read over the course of the year and the really nice paintbrushes and tempra and clay that they recommend. I went out and bought the supplies that were not provided, but which we'll need anyway-- crayons, kid's scissors, glue sticks, pencil boxes, and I'm including a new, more-family-friendly planner for me. Oh, and a giant calendar for the wall (the boy NEEDS a schedule, otherwise he'll sit and do math or history all. day. long.). I spent a grand total of $30 on these supplies, for two children (the BooBah insists on participating) but on curriculum I spent only a half an hour of time.
Can I ask what cyber school you're using? I'm considering the K12 system, but am still researching . . .

Thanks!

http://k12.com/curriculum_and_produc...iew/index.html
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by ChinaDoll View Post
Can I ask what cyber school you're using? I'm considering the K12 system, but am still researching . . .

Thanks!

http://k12.com/curriculum_and_produc...iew/index.html

It's a K12 school, too. Agora Cyber Charter School
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