Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Homeschooling In... {Utah}

Hi There!

I'm back today with another "Homeschooling In..." post.

Here is a list of all the other states I've already talk about.

Today i'll be sharing with you everything you need to know about homeschooling in Utah!!

1. All children are required to be educated between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.

2. No set required amount of days.

3. No required subjects.

4. Testing is not required.

5. Parent must file a signed affidavit of intent to homeschool with the school district.

6. There are no special teacher qualifications.

Below are some great websites for homeschooling in Utah:

2. http://www.uhea.org/ - Utah Home Education Association 

3. http://saltlakehomeeducators.blogspot.com/ - Salt Lake Home Educators

Once you have decided to homeschool your child, and you have looked into all the laws/rules, what comes next is picking out what curriculum you are going to use. 

The best place to start with that is by checking out what curriculum other homeschoolers are using (and loving). In other words Google search "homeschooling blogs" and start reading what all the other homeschooling families out there use. You can also check out my homeschool curriculum picks.

Another place you could go is HomeSchoolReviews, they offer reviews on all the curriculum out there and those reviews are written by other homeschoolers. 

One very important thing to keep in mind, when picking out curriculum, is your child's learning style! 

After you have your curriculum all picked out, now you can start planning your school year. 

A lot of homeschoolers like to keep with the same school year outline as public schools (i.e. start at the end of August and go until the end of May). 

You can also do year round homeschooling (you can take a lot more breaks and even do a 4 day school week this way).

It's really up to you and what works best for your family.

Now all that's left to do is dive right on into it. 

The first year is going to be full of bumps. 

You'll make some mistakes, 

you'll have some rough days/weeks,

but *hopefully* you will learn from your mistakes and in the end it will all be worth it. 

Good luck with the journey ahead of you!!

****None of this is intended to be legal advice (i'm not a lawyer), it's purely informational. So make sure you check out your states laws beforehand.****

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