alixzara .... Hi neighbor, I'm in Canton too. You didn't happen to go to the Expo this week/weekend? If not try to go tomorrow (Sat 8/10/02) It is at the Galleria (cobb parkway and 285). Admission is 11 at the door. Southeast homeschool expo
. the free classes are wonderful.
Have you been to any of the local stores? The Tree House in Downtown Canton is good especially for history/government and art. Home school University on Hwy 5 (south of the dairy queen, north of Butterworth Rd) is a great store. Both stores offer classes.
Have you checked out any of the groups? There are many to choose from around here depending on your beliefs and you teaching style. LLG
is great. There is a link on their site for GA laws. Really all you need to do is call (or go by) the school system office downtown and pick up a free packet of info. It has all the forms you need to fill out. They will then send you your monthly attendence reports. GA is a pretty easy state to HS in. You must have them tested every 3 yrs. You can do this at home (through a testing company that deal with homeschools), through a group, or at Holly springs Elementary in the spring when the county gives the test.
Ok back ot the subject of cost ... Well you can spend from next to nothing up to several thousands of dollars. So far this yr I have spent about 1500 for grades K and 8. This includes a private school that will keep records for the 8th grader, Spanish software for both, Math manipulatives, text books and an art video program, just to mention a few thing. The only other money I could see spendign this year is for Hooked on Phonics and then the monies for field trips to local educaitonal attractions.
Please feel free to e mail me. I can help you find a group in this area that is right for you. I know of several Christian groups, nonreligious groups, and a wonderful Pagan group.
|One thing I forgot to ask everyone, which maybe I should start another thread altogether, is what have you found to be the biggest hurdle in your hsing endeavors?
Getting my nerve up to pull DS out of school at the end of 6th grade (1+ yr ago)
Standing up to friends and family that think the only career DS will have is asking would you like fries with that? since he can't possibly learn anything at home