this year was our first year homeschooling. eveything went pretty well with me creating our own curiculum at home, but for first grade i need to find a program that is accredited and counts as my child being in private school. i'm sort of overwhelmed looking at options on the internet, so i was hoping that some of you knowledgeble persons on here would give me some ideas of programs to look at. i would really enjoy a progam that offered placement testing as well. i would prefer a curiculum that wasn't religiously based but i'm not closed off to the idea either so i'm open to those suggestions as well. i know this is sorta broad but any help or suggestions would be great in narrowing down our search. thanks.
Can you explain why you need it to be accredited? That may be hard to find for first grade.
Perhaps www.k12.com - you can access it through virtual schools in many states. I've heard of Laurel Springs as well.
Oak Meadow offers a "Distance Learning", accredited/equivalent-to-private-school option in addition to their independent homeschooling option. It's pretty expensive, but still a lot less expensive than a brick-and-mortar private school, plus it offers way more flexibility of course... It's available right from grade K.
You might look at Calvert.
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sorry it took me so long to come back to this.
i'm looking for something that is accreditted, but i guess what i should have said was that i'm looking for something that counts as private school. i'm trying to keep my son in speech therapy through the public school system but he will not be eligible as a "homeschooled student" but he will be if he is considered a "private school student." isn't that rediculous. cost is an issue i guess for a lot of those private schools that work as umbrella schools.
i'm looking into calvert and i'll delve into the other suggestions too, but please keep them coming.
Definitely look and see if your state offers virtual schools. In that case your son would be considered a public school student, and the curriculum and such would be free to you in most cases.
We use National Connections Academy because virtual schools aren't available in our state. They consider themselves a private school but since they are based in another state, my state considers it to be homeschooling. I wanted to mention that in case you'd find yourself in the same situation. Hopefully not.