Home schooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution, such as a public or parochial school. There is a thriving home school community right here in San Francisco.
• Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
- Recommended Links and Learning Materials from GHF
• California Homeschool Network
• Homeschool Association of California
• Homeschool Resources
• California Homeschool Legal Defense Association
• Homeschooling with Special Challenges
• Legal Aspects of Homeschooling
Want more information on homeschooling?
Taped at the 2009 HomeSchool Association of California (HSC) conference in Sacramento (CA), view videos that attempts to answer many common questions, including:
What is homeschooling?
What is a typical homeschooling day like?
What about college?
Do homeschoolers socialize?
What are the benefits to homeschooling?
San Francisco Homeschooling Community
The San Francisco Homeschoolers maintains a website, sfhomeschoolers.org, which has a lot of helpful information. The group also maintains a Yahoo Group where homeschoolers share information and resources. You must be a member to join the Yahoo Group, but the membership fee is a very reasonable $9 per year.
First we recommend you look on SFkids.org Activities and Adventure pages for an abundance of resources. Secondly, you can check out the recommendations from Homeschool.com
Organization & Time Management for Homeschoolers
When Homeschool.com asks homeschooling parents what their biggest challenges are, the overwhelming response is:
1) finding enough time to do it all, and
2) how to motivate the kids.
In this article, find some ideas on how you can organize your home and your schedule so that it fits your family’s homeschooling style. Read more tips and support for your homeschooling family.