How to Respond to Critics When You Homeschool

I recently received a text from a friend who wondered if I ever got tired of the strange looks and comments that people make about homeschooling. She wanted to know if they would ever stop doubting and start believing that you weren’t ruining your kids. Short answer: Yes and No but then Yes. That’s a […]

SAT Prep

My son verbally committed to play tennis at Cleveland State University, which was the only college he visited (God bless him). He has to raise his SAT score by 40 points to qualify for the academic scholarship that will supplement the athletic scholarship. To be blunt, the school will be unaffordable if the score doesn’t […]

Revised PA Homeschool Law Ebook Now Available !

The revised and updated version of the ebook I wrote to help parents navigate the legal filing requirements of the Pennsylvania homeschool law is now available! You can get a pdf copy or purchase it at Amazon for your Kindle (or any device with the Kindle App). The Pennsylvania homeschool law was amended in October 2014 […]

Changes to the Pennsylvania Homeschool Law~Act 196 of 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In spite of the favorable changes to the law that took effect almost 2 years ago, many school administrators persist in requesting portfolios, test scores or proof of evaluator qualifications. If you are new to homeschooling, I urge you to educate yourself about exactly what is required by law. This article and website […]

Equal Access Law for PA Homeschoolers

Luke With His High School Coach After Clinching a Spot at States This week, my son, Luke, a freshman enrolled at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School*, battled another homeschooled student to clinch a spot in the PIAA State Singles Tennis Championship. He placed 3rd in the WPIAL for class AA. Parents choose to homeschool their children […]

Basic Graduation Requirements Under Pennsylvania Homeschool Law

    If you’re wondering what the basic graduation requirements are under Pennsylvania homeschool law, they can be found directly in the text of the statute and are pretty straightforward. “The following minimum courses in grades 9 through 12 are established as a minimum requirement for graduation in a home education program: (1) Four years […]