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Ask Jeanne: Homeschooling the Child Behind in School

by Jeanne Faulconer

My son is 12 and in 6th grade. He is failing this year. Truthfully, I don't know how he has passed in past years, and this year he seems to be regressing.He is currently reading at a 1.5 grade level. It is making it impossible for him to learn anything in school when he can't read. He is in … Read More...

Pushed Out: When the School Says to Homeschool

by Jeanne Faulconer

What if the school is telling you to homeschool?More and more in the homeschool world, we hear from parents whose children have become known as force outs or "push-outs."That's because they are children who did not drop out of school or did not have parents who eagerly chose to homeschool, … Read More...

College Admission Requirements: Homeschooling High School

by Jeanne Faulconer

What are the college admission requirements for high school courses if you're homeschooling? In most states, there are no specific course requirements for the homeschool high school years. I know, this seems impossible, given the emphasis on specific credits required to graduate from a public high … Read More...

Homeschooling and Grade Levels (Or… Relax)

by Jeanne Faulconer

Now that you are homeschooling, grade levels are on your mind. How to judge them, how to keep up with them, what happens if your children fall behind them.Grade level, schmade level. Homeschoolers -- relax.If your children are below grade level in some way, they still have to take the next … Read More...