Can homeschooling folks go to college


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What is homeschooling?

When you are learning to read, math and other stuff taught in school by your parents or tutors who come to your house, it is called homeschooling. One child can be the only one, or he or she can be taught with brothers, sisters, or neighborhood children.

Parents choose to have their children at home for many different reasons. Sometimes a child is sick and cannot go to regular school., But more often children are homeschooled because their parents feel they can give their child a better education than the local school. Parents can also choose homeschooling because they want their child's education to include religious education (learning about God) that is not offered in public schools.

If you don't like school, homeschooling seems like the perfect solution. But it's better for everyone if homeschooling isn't just chosen as an escape from school or problems like bullying. Finding solutions to the problem should be the first step. Your school counselor and other school officials, such as the school principal, can often help.

don't kids go to school?

You may wonder when the kids go to school. It is true that children need to be raised, but it is legal to be homeschooled. In fact, more than 1 million students are doing it. These children can learn just like in regular school, but their parents are responsible for their education.

Homeschool parents need to ensure their children are getting the teaching and experience they need. Parents may also need to file paperwork with the state explaining who is teaching the child and what subjects are being covered.

What are some advantages?

Children who are homeschooled benefit from the one-on-one attention. For example, if you don't understand something in math, the whole class won't go on without you. You could be the whole class! It is also possible that you will learn more than you would in a regular classroom because if you really excel at something, you can continue learning at your own pace.,

Children who are homeschooled can also drop out more in their communities than other children. You can experience hands-on training in museums, libraries, businesses, marinas, and other community resources. They could also volunteer or take part in “service learning” where they take on local projects.

What are the downsides?

people disagree on how much schooling a person needs to be a good teacher. Not all parents and homeschool tutors went to school to learn, teach, or learn the subject they teach., If a parent is well educated, he or she can understand some topics really well but not others. For example, a mother of a child can be great at chemistry but not so good at English.

To be fair, not all teachers are experts in their field either. And tutors can be used for subjects that the parents are not qualified for. If a homeschool parent or tutor doesn't know anything or can't fully explain, the teacher and student can always investigate the problem together. A local library, university, community college, or the internet may have the answers.,

A home-schooled child does not have the convenience of school facilities such as a high school, science laboratory, or art studio. The child can be taught at the kitchen table or in a “school area” at home. He or she could do science experiments in the kitchen or go outside to work on an art project. Some parents who teach their children at home form groups so that their children can take art classes together and take part in other group learning activities such as field trips.

Impact on social life can be another potential disadvantage for homeschooled children., All children must have friends and be with other children. Some homeschoolers may feel cut off from children their age or feel like they are spending too much time with their families.

Parents who home school their children often make an effort to ensure that their son or daughter has a social life. For example, groups of homeschooled children can meet regularly to study together or just to socialize. And like any child, they can participate in sports teams, dance classes, or other activities outside of school.

Can Homeschoolers Get a Good Education?

No matter where a child goes to school, the key to learning is listening to the teacher and asking for help when needed. A homeschool kid may be more comfortable with their teacher (one parent), but the kid still needs to be careful and work together. Just like in a traditional school, teachers (parents) and students need to work together to achieve goals in the classroom.

Homeschooled children can take advantage of the control they have over their education. If something really interests them, they can ask to pursue it - perhaps through an excursion or a talk with experts. This can also be done in traditional school, but excursions are often planned well in advance and such personal attention is not always possible.

You may have heard of children who were home schooled and then went to top college. It happens, but just like in regular school, this type of accomplishment requires a lot of planning and hard work.

Colleges recognize homeschooling as a legitimate education, but it's important to remember that colleges often require certain subjects and sometimes tests like the SATs. Children and parents need to plan to ensure that the homeschooling experience prepares the child to attend college or pursue the career that they have in mind.

Are Homeschooled Children Different?

When you have a homeschooled kid, you know that you are no different from boys and girls who go to a traditional school. Children who study at home can grow up to go to college and follow their dreams, just like children who graduate from regular high school.,

But homeschooled children can have special concerns. For example, you may be concerned about transitions that you will need to make when planning to go to traditional high school or when you see college in your future. Talk to your parents about these concerns, if you have them.

Also, speak to your parents if you want to mix more opportunities with other children. Perhaps you can join a sports team, youth group, or participate in group activities for homeschooled kids in your area.

And if you can't see your friends in person, keep in touch via IM, email, and phone calls., You may not go to a traditional school every day, but you still have to check-in with your friends over all that essential kids' stuff!

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Reviewed by: October 2015