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Homeschooling in Hawaii
Aloha. My name is Susan, and I homeschool in Hawaii! My family has been living in Hawaii for about five years. We have homeschooled in MA and WV. I have four children ages 29, 26, 12, and 9. We have two families and all have been homeschooled. We tried the local grade school for a while, but alas we came back home.
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Legal disclaimer: This section is one family's story and how they meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Hawaii. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Hawaii is a Homeschool-Friendly State
Hawaii is a homeschool-friendly state that I have found easy to work along with. A family that is new to homeschooling would notify their local school and complete some state forms. Then they would have to file online for their child.
At the close of each school year, we submit a concise one-page summary of our accomplishments for that year and a paragraph the child has written about anything. This is evidence your child has completed the grade, just in case your child goes back into the public school system. We also partake in the state standardized testing for grades 3,5,8,and 10. This involves testing in the classroom at the local school. We are always relieved when that is finished.
Connecting With Other Homeschoolers
Our local public library has been a wonderful resource in connecting us to other homeschoolers. We partake in occasional field trips with several groups which is always refreshing for us. I have found it beneficial to contact museums and concert planning groups to let them know you exist and would like to be included in group learning programs.
To find out more information about support groups and other resources related to homeschooling in Hawaii, stop by the Hawaii Homeschool Association.
Time4Learning is vibrant, engaging, educational, and funny. It sure beats our previous homeschool curriculum which was textbook/workbook based.
Time4Learning is so effective that very little intervention is required. This works great if you're homeschooling multiple children.
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum
My children have just recently started doing more of their homeschool work on the computer through Time4Learning. Since they are both visual learners this has been a nice change. We combine that with some book learning and writing. We also spend much time with our new grandson, a nice diversion for us all. Living in Hawaii is expensive and working can be a constant juggle when homeschooling, especially if you are self employed. We hope that we can keep this juggle going in the future.
Time4Learning's experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool program can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool program.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Hawaii, head over to the Hawaii Parents Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide - Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans - An overview of what's available for each grade and subject.
Homeschool Portfolio Information - Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
Online Parent's Forum - Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Hints & Help Section - Whether you're new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!
Puffin Academy App - Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.