I have written earlier BLOGS about homeschooling choices and how each have their own set of guidelines. I wanted to elaborate on this particular homeschool, as I have a student who has been enrolled in it for a few years now, and I had a chance to speak with his mom yesterday regarding some of the ins and outs of it.
This mom is the main teacher for her son, 5th grade, and I help with his math. He is a student who thrives best on calm, easy lessons, and has been doing awesome with this program. It is NOT a charter school, no there are no funds to help the parents. But, on the other hand, there is very little paperwork or necessary input to the homeschool. This mom purchases yearly books, with choices, and then delivers what is needed for that year. There is tremendous control by the parent. She submits small amounts of homework as proof of learning. She is a mom who has decided not to vaccinate her son, as he had some earlier vaccinations, and unfortunately they produced some permanent side effects for the student. The point here, is that this homeschool DOES NOT require a vaccination schedule for enrollment.
As mentions earlier, she buys books, around $420ish a year, but there is no monthly fee, unless you want to purchase time with a counselor from Waldorf for more guidance. The good part about this is that even though no funding is given, there are also no forms to fill out and no tests to take provided by the charter schools and exactly like those given in a public school. As you can see, each program has tradeoffs, or goods and bads.
I work with his math book, and I think it is a well written program for math. As I said the mom gets to help choose some of the books and is the main guiding force in his education.
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