Welcome to the Homeschool Companion!
This site includes online resources for families who are researching whether or not to homeschool and those who are currently homeschooling their children.
February is Share Your
Favorite Homeschool Activity Month!
Our mission is to support those families with resources for getting started, tips and strategies to effectively educate your child at home, finding free and low-cost curriculum and activities for your homeschooler, networking with other parents and families, and much more!
As part of our mission, we encourage you to share success stories, tips, and valuable resources as you navigate through the site.
"For me, home education has been a terrific journey away from static forms of learning, institutional hoops to jump through, forms to please others, and a journey into a magical world of wonder and discovery. Not relaxing, but certainly an exciting process." - Val, California homeschool mom
- What is Homeschooling?
- What is homeschooling? The informatin on the this page gives visitors a general idea of what homeschooling is and why a parent might want to educate their child at home.
- Start Homeschooling
- This pages discusses the steps you might go through to start homeschooling.
- Homeschooling Online
- An explanation to provide background information about homeschooling online.
- Reasons to Homeschool
- This page outlines several reasons to homeschool your children, inlcuding safety, customized education, one-on-one attention, growing closer by spending more time as a family, critical life and social skills, stronger life focus and career readiness, and religion and morality.
- Homeschooling Statistics
- A discussion of homeschooling statistics.
- Homeschool Testing
- Homeschool testing includes information on the importance of testing, homeschool transcript, and high school diploma at home as part of your child's educational plan.
- Home School Schedule
- Home School Schedule inlcudes information on how to manage your time and activities for your homeschooled child.
- Homeschooling Laws
- Each state has different homeschooling laws so be sure to familiarize yourself with those laws.
- A discussion of the homeschooling method of unschooling.
- Homeschool Unit Studies
- Everything you need to know to get started with homeschool unit studies.
- Charlotte Mason
- A complete description of the Charlotte Mason homeschool method.
- Home School My Child
- Why I decided to home school my child provides thoughts on getting started and being successful..
- Classical Homeschooling
- Learn about the Classical Homeschooling method, also know as Classical Christian Homeschooling.
- Montessori Homeschooling
- Learn about the Montessori Homeschooling method.
- Textbook-based Homeschool
- Learn about the Textbook-based Homeschool method, also known as the Traditional Homeschool method.
- Learning Styles
- An overview of the different learning styles.
- Accredited Homeschooling
- A brief explanation of accredited homeschooling.
- Advantages of Homeschooling
- A brief description of some advantages of homeschooling with the opportunity to share your story about your homeschooling experience.
- Against Homeschooling
- Although homeschooling works for some, there are many reasons against homeschooling your child.
- Benefits to Homeschooling
- A discussion of some of the important benefits to homeschooling.
- Home School High School
- Thinking about homeschooling your teenager? Read this article on home school high school for some tips on getting started.
- Home School Legal Defense
- Some great information from the Home School Legal Defense Association about homeschooling your child.
- Free Home School Curriculum
- Free home school curriculum materials are just at your fingertips ... you just need to know where to look!
- Homeschool Curriculum
- An overview of how to choose a homeschool curriculum.
- Homeschooling Methods
- There are many homeschooling methods to choose from depending upon how your homeschooler learns and your comfort level as well as time and budget.
- Eclectic Homeschooling
- An overview of the eclectic homeschooling approach.
- Homeschool Groups Directory
- A directory of homeschool groups.
- California Home School
- An overview of California home school information including information on homeschooling laws, a listing of homeschool groups and associations, and high school graduation requirements.