Choose Your Destination
Research the Laws and Local Weather
Every state has different laws and requirements that govern homeschooling. Things like letters of intent, attendance, and testing requirements can vary greatly, so search your state for its specific laws and regulations. I found it helpful to bookmark web-sites, and print hard-copies of laws to keep in a binder for quick reference. Search for any support organizations in your area. There are many organizations, (local, state, and national) that want to help you succeed. Don’t forget to search Facebook as a great source for support groups!
Now would also be a good time to consider “traveler’s insurance”. I’m not necessarily advocating for these groups, but it is nice to know that there are options, and you can decide what best suits your family’s needs. One option is an umbrella school. This is an alternative education school which serves to oversee the homeschooling of children to fulfill government educational requirements. Umbrella schools vary greatly in what they offer and cost. Some offer group classes, a defined curriculum, sports, field trips, standardized testing, and more. Another group to look into is the Home school Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to “defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.”
Map your Route
Time to Pack!
Get in the Car and GO!
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My name is Kacey. I live and work on a family owned and operated cattle ranch in Colorado. Beyond that, I am a home-schooling, Jesus loving, essential oiling, junk-lovin’ mother of two and a down-to-earth, imperfect ranch wife! Come visit me at The Rustic Ranch Wife.