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

  Text of the 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 […]

PA homeschool law evaluator

How to Choose an Evaluator

Now that superintendents no longer review portfolios in Pennsylvania, it might be more important than ever to find a supportive evaluator who applies the appropriate standard of review.

5 tips for saving money at a homeschool convention

5 Ways to Save Money at a Homeschool Convention (These tips may ruffle some feathers!)

The homeschool convention and workshop season is right around the corner. In the 10+ years that I’ve been homeschooling, conferences have become more inviting and more organized than ever. Many boast notable keynote speakers, entertainment, the top curriculum publishers and even best-selling authors. In other words, they have become more sophisticated and tempting than ever. […]

How to Withdraw Your Child From School under the PA Homeschool Law

Parents decide to withdraw their child from public school in order to homeschool for many reasons, including health issues, academic or learning difficulties, behavior problems or bullying. When the decision is accompanied by some form of stress on your child, the decision can be even more difficult because parents don’t want to add to their […]