The option of homeschooling online may really suit some families and perhaps it is something you are looking at right now.
There are a number of online homeschooling options including free online homeschooling which I discuss on this page: Online Home School Options.
There are varied reasons why families choose to use online home school resources and each family needs to choose whether or not to homeschool online depending on their specific needs and requirements.
A Word of Caution: Please be aware that there are fraudulent virtual
schools, websites and companies which you do not want to deal with.
Read more here. Make sure you investigate the options very carefully
before you enter into agreements with any of them.
This page will outline some reasons for homeschooling online and will also list questions to consider if you are choosing to home school online.
The main reasons why parents choose to use homeschooling online resources are:
Due to the popularity of internet educational options, this whole area continues to develop and grow. The above reasons that some parents choose to home school online, may be exactly the same reasons why other families choose not to enter the online home school market. Children can learn to be independent learners through books; other social groups can be created for discussions; subjects which may look daunting at first, can be managed by both parent and student or with a private tutor. In the end, the choice remains with each unique homeschooling family according to their needs and situation.
Always keep in mind why you began to HOME- school.
As I have only used a few homeschooling online options, I do not feel that I can recommend any courses in particular and I do not endorse any of the programs based on my lack of experience in this area. Please, ensure you investigate the options very carefully before you enter into agreements with any of them. However, some online home school programs and courses use the same materials which I use in my homeschool and which many homeschoolers are very familiar. I do not disagree with homeschooling online, it has just not been a big part of our homeschooling experience up to this date. One of the online home school course we have really enjoyed using is the Supercharged Science website which has online science experiments. We love this site!
However, I am certainly not an expert on all the online homeschooling options, but I have listed online home school courses according to my knowledge and research. Feel free to send me a note and tell me about a homeschooing online program which you feel is worth mentioning or not worth mentioning.
There are both Christian and secular online schooling options.
For more options and to see various homeschool online options - see these categories below which sends you to my online-homeschool page.
Home-schooling Online - preschool to 8th grade - from Time4Learning.com