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The topic of homeschooling can generate a lot of questions, and sometimes it’s difficult to find the answers.

On this page, I provide answers to many of the questions that are asked about homeschooling in general, and specifically in Pennsylvania.

Good Advice for New Homeschool Moms

Here's some good advice from an unknown source: Homeschooling for those who have been in public school can be a culture shock.Many children who have been in public school can be way behind much of the homeschool curriculum. Some of the things I learned when I pulled...

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How can I fit in all these subjects?

Believe it or not, you are not required to teach any subject every year. Really. The home education law says: “At the elementary school level, the following courses shall be taught: English, to include spelling, reading and writing; arithmetic; science; geography; the...

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Your First Affidavit

WHEN TO FILEThe law says that, the first time you submit an affidavit and objectives for John, you must do so “prior to the commencement of the home education program.” Since the public school year runs from July 1 to June 30 every year, if you submit these items no...

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Standardized Tests? Help!

The Facts: If your child is in grade 3, 5 or 8, the home education law requires that you include in your child’s portfolio the results (scores) for the reading/language arts and mathematics sections of the standardized achievement test your child has taken during the...

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