Hybrid homeschooling, a term many of you may not be familiar with. As most of you know, there is a fast growing community of homeschoolers out there. Homeschooling has become a viable way to educate your child, and have a hand in their curriculum and learning material choices. Homeschooling numbers have gone from 50,000 to 1.8 million from 1999 to 2012. It can be a way to better educate your child, due to providing needed attention and usually a broader program of learning. In most of the programs there is room for the child's passions and interests. This all sound too good to be true, right? What could possibly stop parents from doing this if their student is struggling or falling behind?
Homeschooling necessitates organized, somewhat supervised learning and a parent, or tutor, or teacher to help guide the student. As we know, in many households, both parents work to pay for the expenses of the family. Hiring a full time tutor/teacher, can get expensive. So here we have the rough spot. Who will be in charge of the learning schedule and oversee the work that needs to be gotten done?
Here is where Hybrid homeschooling comes in. As homeschooling in general becomes more and more popular, and more and more parents need and want to move over to it, a type of help with homeschooling needs to be available. What if you could drop off your student 2 to 3 days a week for 2 to 3 hours to receive their schooling and get the help they needed? Mom and dad can go to work. Everybody wins. Children get what they need regarding their education, parents are able to work as needed. More and more of these type of places are springing up. Hybrid homeschooling is a model where children split their time between homeschool and a more traditional environment. Maybe 3 days at home, two days at school, or 2 days at home, 3 days at school, or many other options.
These organizations are not called schools, as they DO NOT follow regulations that schools do. One of the best parts of this kind of education is "Primary in shaping the education of their children are the
Parents! School is secondary, home is first in importance. I personally have knowledge of this type of education as a family member of mine goes to this kind of school and loves it. She had peer problems in her traditional high school and I found a better solution through a tutoring student of mine. He is also doing great there.