Home Study FAQ

  • What is the parent/guardian's role in Home Study?

    The parent/guardian is the person delivering instruction to their child(ren). The parent learns the material, teaches, corrects work, and reteaches as needed.  

    Is this distance learning?

    No, Home Study, is not distance learning. In the Home Study program, parent(s)/guardian(s) serve as the primary teacher. Under the supervision of the Home Study teacher, parent(s)/guardian(s) provide daily instruction and monitor student progress. 

    Why is distance learning not being offered?

    Distance learning, as was conducted last year, will not be funded by the state. Districts are unable to collect the Average Daily Attendance money, known as ADA.

    What subjects are required in Home Study?

    The required core subjects are English Language Arts (Reading, Writing, English Grammar, Speaking), Math, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.   

    What if my child has an IEP?

    Your child's IEP Team must determine if Home Study is an appropriate educational option for your child and include an addendum stating this on her/his IEP.

    Can families have more than one child in Home Study?

    Yes, many families have more than one child enrolled in our program.  It is definitely more work for the parent as you are learning and delivering instruction for 2 (or more) different grade levels.  

    Can my middle school child take classes at a middle school?

    Students in grades 6-8 may take 1 or 2 classes at their neighborhood middle school. These classes can be core classes or electives.