Homeschooling is an excellent way to cultivate and nurture our next generation, as well as prevent influences from the outside world and a system that is against our Elohim and us as His people. We provide resources to help parents make this step fortheir families.
A detailed presentation on why and how to go about Homeschooling! Perfect for parents who are considering homeschooling, and those who do not know anyone who homeschools! Also a perfect resource for sharing with other parents in our communities to get them to consider it for their families!
Character Quality Curriculum
A look at why Character Quality Training and Development is just as important as teaching our children the Torah, and a fun way to incorporate Character Building into your Children Sabbath Studies, homeschool curriculum, or supplement to Public, Private, or Cyber School Curriculum. Accompanying PDF Resource can be found here.
Quarantine Homeschooling is Different from Homeschooling on Your Own Terms...
Tirtzah discusses how the homeschooling that all families are facing with Quarantine is different from homeschooling on your own terms.
When you are ready to start homeschooling, and then in subsequent years by August 1, submit the following forms to your local school district:
Homeschool - 180 Days, Keep a book list/work log
Make a Portfolio that includes samples of work, attendance record showing 180 Days, and a Book List. Get evaluated by a certified teacher, and submit the evaluation slip by June 30.
Note: This is the process for children who have never been enrolled in school, and are 6 years or older. Submit forms first on 6th birthday. If you have already enrolled a child under 6 in school and are taking them out, then you have two options. Follow this process for them, OR withdraw them from school and wait until they turn 6 to start this process **The compulsory school age in PA changed from 8 to 6 in the 2020-2021 school year. Older resources may not reflect this important to know age change.*
**Most Families submit the current school year portfolio (Due June 30), and Affidavit, Objectives, and Medical Exemption form (Due Aug 1) together by the June 30 deadline. This makes sense because you only need to interact with the school district once per year, rather than twice. It is recommended to send all correspondence with the school district by certified mail to ensure that they receive it.
**The PA Homeschool Requirements have changed only for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. Check with the PA Department of Education to verify all the changes that are in place for this year ONLY.**
This guide was the first homework I did when we decided to take our children out of the school system. It is a must read!
FREE Teacher Planner (Online Resource)
Pittsburgh Public Schools Homeschool Office Address:
Student Achievement Center, ATTN Homeschool
925 Brushton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
**Contact your local school district for the Homeschool Office address if you are not in the Pittsburgh Public School District!**
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Character Quality Training