How Much Does Homeschooling Cost?
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The average cost of homeschooling one child per year might fall within the following ranges.
- Curriculum: $350-$750
- Materials: $150-$300
- Field Trips: $100-$250
- Extracurriculars: $100-$500
- Approximate total cost per year per student: $700-$1800
The Average Cost of Homeschooling
Is homeschooling expensive? If you are just beginning the journey of homeschooling, that’s a question that is probably front and center of your concerns. It’s also one of the toughest questions to answer, mostly because what is “expensive” to one family is quite reasonable for another. But what I think new homeschoolers really want to know is exactly what types of things they will be responsible for purchasing if they take their child’s education into their own hands. Although it isn’t something you think about too much when you are sending your child to public school, you’ll be interested to know that your costs for homeschooling will fall into three main categories:
- curriculum (online or offline)
- general books and education supplies
- extracurricular activities (including local classes, athletics, field trips, etc.)
Here’s where things get especially tricky, though. One of the reasons it can be so hard to pin down average costs of homeschooling is because every family has a unique homeschool situation. For example, if you’ve chosen to homeschool your son with dyslexia because his needs aren’t being met at his current school, then you may need to factor the addition of remedial reading programs or even specialized instructors into your costs. On the other hand, a family who lives in a large city with access to multiple free museum programs, extensive libraries, and a strong homeschool co-operative may be able to homeschool for only a few hundred dollars a year!
“I had expected homeschooling to break the bank. Our family had to drop to one income to be able to teach our daughter at home. I was very surprised that we could cover most of the core subjects for less than $20 with an online curriculum. Our biggest cost turned out to be the weekly horseback riding lessons she wants to take now that she has the time. But she’s never enjoyed ‘P.E.’ more!”
The Hidden Costs of Homeschooling
Sure, traditional schooling has plenty of “fees” associated with it, but you are usually warned at least somewhat in advance when those are involved. Homeschooling, on the other hand, can add to your monthly expenses in ways you might not have considered yet. It’s important to foresee some of the hidden ways that homeschooling may affect your pocketbook so you can begin to budget accordingly. For example, homeschooling can mean:
- additional gas money for field trips, outings, classes, homeschool group activities, etc.
- a slight increase in your grocery bill just because being at home all day often means more snacking.
- additional supplies costs (especially in the beginning) to cover science projects, crafts, and hands-on activities you’ll be doing at home.
How to Save Money on Homeschooling
How much does it cost to homeschool? That depends on how resourceful you are! And the longer you homeschool, the more clever you tend to become about cutting costs. Some creative ways to keep down your homeschool expenses include:
- taking advantage of tax-free shopping days to purchase school supplies.
- using your local library liberally, including the online educational subscriptions they often offer.
- attending used book sales and homeschool curriculum fairs.
- keeping an eye out for free educational events and programs for children offered in your area.
- researching stores and venues that offer homeschool discounts.
- reading homeschool curriculum reviews before purchasing so that you don’t waste money on programs that aren’t right for your student.
Does homeschooling cost money? Yes, of course, but by taking advantage of free resources through your library, local homeschool co-operative, and free educational offerings online and in your local area, you can significantly reduce your overall expenses and keep your expenses within budget.
“I admit that I way overspent on curriculum our first year. By year two, we had switched to an affordable monthly curriculum, bought all our other supplies either on sale or used, and found out that our local science museum has free classes for homeschoolers twice a month. Even so, no matter what we spend, the chance to get to spend this much time with my kids is priceless to me!”
Leave a comment below to let other families know how you keep your homeschool expenses in check.
My children are out of school now, but when I homeschooled, our family joined a local homeschooling association. They provided field trip opportunities, some small groups for science labs, and even hosted a book fair of sorts where parents could share curriculum ideas, or you could get some used homeschooling materials others were finished with. And of course, these activities provided some social time.
Great tips, Rita! Thank you for sharing!
I Live in chicago, I’m interested in Homeschooling for my Kindergardener and wanted to know what i needed to do. I ssee it cost $24.95 per month, but are there any other fees?
Hi Taketa. Thanks for your interest! At the kingergarten level, there are no additional charges for the core part of the program. We do offer electives at the middle and high school levels that parents can choose to add, and we have an optional foreign language learning program that members can add at all grade levels.
If you have any additional questions we can answer, or you’d like help getting started, please contact our customer support team! https://www.time4learning.com/contact-us/
ok so i a trying to get homeschooled cost i am going into 8th age 13 how much would it cost ?
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our blog. The cost for Time4Learning for one 8th grade student would be $24.95 per month, and this includes any four courses. If you’d like to add additional courses, you can do so for $5 per month/per course. Here is more pricing info: https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/faq.html#membership
Many families do have additional expenses for things like project/experiment supplies, field trips, etc. Total cost will vary depending on your state’s homeschooling laws and requirements, and your student’s interests and needs. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have additional questions! https://www.time4learning.com/contact-us/
We live in South Dakota, can my child do homeschooling for 1 year and then decide to go back to public school ?
Hi Sandy! Thanks for stopping by our blog. Many homeschoolers do return to public or private school, yes. We recommend that you reach out to your local school/school district to find out what they require to re-enroll. Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer support team if you need! https://www.time4learning.com/contact-us/
We live in Buffalo NY. What does it cost for one child age 11 in 6th grade
Hi Doreen! Thanks for your interest! For grades PreK-8, the monthly Time4Learning membership is $24.95/mo for the first child, $14.95/mo for each additional child. This includes language arts, math, science, and social studies through grade 5. For middle school grades, the monthly membership includes any four (4) courses (we just launched our middle school electives, so those are available options for members now!), and additional courses can be added for $5/mo per course. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any additional questions for us, or if we can help you get started!
Also how much would the curriculum cost for lower elementary age children in the state of LA?
For PreK to 8th grade, the monthly membership cost is $19.95 for the first student and $14.95 for each additional student.
We’ve decided to homeschool our two younger children this year. How do I find the curriculum for LA?
Hi! Thanks for your interest. Our curriculum doesn’t vary depending on which you state live it, but you do want to make sure you understand what your state requires of homeschoolers. You can find more on that here: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/louisiana/
And here is some information about our elementary curriculum: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/elementary-school.html
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team if we can answer any additional questions or help you get started! 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I am going to home school my granddaughter due to severe allergies. She will be a Kindergartener. How do I get the correct curriculum and paperwork for the state of Georgia in Houston county?
Hi LaSondra! Here is a great resource that can help you get started in GA: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/georgia/
In Georgia, parents can choose any curriculum they’d like–Time4Learning’s fun, interactive Kindergarten curriculum is a great option! https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/kindergarten.html
If you have additional questions, please let us know! 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Excellent and helpful information for someone just considering homeschooling. Can you please recommend a curriculum for an 8th grader? Thanks
Hi Leroy. Thanks for stopping by! We have a Welcome to Homeschool guide that you can download for FREE! It’s a great tool for those thinking about homeschool, but also for those just getting started. https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/how-to-homeschool.shtml
We’d recommend our award-winning online curriculum for your 8th grader. Our curriculum uses multimedia-based online lessons, as well as some optional offline activities, to expand your student’s skill set and master more difficult concepts in math, science, language arts, and social studies. https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/eighth-grade.html
Please feel free to reach out to our customer support team if we can answer additional questions or help you get started! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
as a certified teacher with 48 years experience I am homeschooling my granddaughter. What can I deduct from my taxes
Hi, thanks for stopping by! There are no homeschool deductions at the federal level. There are just a few states that allow deductions or credits, but we recommend that individuals check their state’s tax laws for specifics.
Please send me some samples of you curriculum for second grade. Thanks
Hi Melodie! Thanks for your interest! Here is some info to get you started.
You can check out our 2nd grade curriculum overview here: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/second-grade.html
You can view lesson demos here: https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/demos.html#k-2nd-demos
We do have a 14-day money back guarantee so you can sign up and explore everything we have to offer. If we aren’t a good fit, you can cancel within the first 14 days for a full refund. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can answer additional questions or help you get started! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Is this a one on one service offered to students?
Hi Bernard. Thanks for your interest! Time4Learning is an award-winning online curriculum. Parents have control over which material is completed, and students work at their own pace. Instruction is presented online, via a mix of pre-recorded instructor videos, animations (depending on the grade level), reading, and optional offline activities and worksheets. There is no real-time interaction, and no set time to log on. Work can be completed at any time. Hope that helps! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have additional questions! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Hi so I’m currently trying to get my mom to homeschool me because my school system is crap, she’s an at home call receiver, she tells me homeschooling online is a lot more money than regular school, is that true and approximately how much does it cost a month, and can I graduate on online school, last question what are the benefits, thank you and sorry if this is hard to understand
Hi! Thanks for your interest! The cost of homeschooling can vary greatly depending on the resources and material that you use. With Time4Learning, our high school membership is $30 per month per student, and that includes any 4 courses. If you’d like to add additional courses, you can do so for $5 per course, per month, per student.
Since we are a curriculum and not a school, students wouldn’t graduate from Time4Learning. They would graduate from their homeschool and parents will issue any earned diplomas. Some of the benefits of homeschooling include (but are definitely not limited to) working at your own pace, having more control of the study material/courses, learning in a comfortable, at-home environment, and extra time to focus on interests and passions. 🙂
If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Hi. I just want to know if a student has finished a video lesson but has not quite understood everything, can they go back to that lesson another day? Secondly, can a student choose electives from another curriculum if the time4learning ones are not to their interest?
Hi! Thanks for your interest! Activities can be completed as many times as necessary, yes. Since we are a curriculum and not a school, we don’t put any requirements on members as far as how much or how little of the T4L material they use. Parents and students have total control, and can use Time4Learning in addition to any other resources you’d like to incorporate into your homeschool. 🙂
Hello , Do you provide Homeschooling for the entire k-12 with accreditation and Diploma?
Hi Mariana. Thanks for stopping by! We’re often asked if Time4learning is accredited. The short answer is ‘no,’ but the longer answer is worth understanding. Accreditation is a form of credentialing that applies to schools. Accreditation addresses issues such as teacher:student ratios, number of computers in the media center, number of teachers holding advanced degrees, curriculum used, and so on. Because Time4Learning is a curriculum and not a school, accreditation does not apply to us. However, the curriculum offered by Time4Learning is used at many accredited schools across the United States, so you can be assured that it is educationally rigorous.
Depending on the homeschooling laws/requirements where you’re located (homeschooling is legal in all 50 states of the U.S. as an example), parents issue diplomas.
How difficult is it to homeschool a senior?
Hi Josh. Thanks for stopping by. Hard is subjective, and will vary by each student and their plans for life after high school. 🙂 Curricula programs like Time4Learning do the heavy lifting as far as senior level core subjects, freeing up parents’ time for planning electives, building transcripts, and helping students plan for their future. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can answer additional questions! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I am about a month behind, and I hope I can still do homeschooling for my daughter. She is in 8th grade, has been back to school for about a month and has had some sort of panic/anxiety attack every day she has been in school. Remote learning is a hassle and not worth it when the completed assignments never show up on the school’s side. I live in NY and need as much help as I can get, getting this set up for her please.
Hi Laurie! Many parents are turning to homeschooling for the same reasons. You can do this! 🙂 Here’s a great page for getting started in NYS. https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/new-york/
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can answer questions or help you get started with Time4Learning! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I have a child with ASD and she’s turning 5 next year before August, she is having a one o one therapy 5 days a week full time and not ready for school yet, I was wondering if the state super attendence will have a problem with her not being at school, so I’m looking into getting her to homeschooling program
Hi! Here is a little more info about homeschooling a child with ASD, and how Time4Learning can help: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/special-needs/autism/
We’d also recommend that you familiarize yourself with your state’s homeschooling laws. You can find your state and learn more here: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
We are choosing to homeschool this year only (our school district’s virtual platform is proving to be insufficient). How can our elementary school have the assurance that our second grader has met his grade level requirements (In order to move on to 3rd grade next year)? Are there grades or some type of proof-of-completion provided?
Hi Erika! Thanks for stopping by. Time4Learning does have automated reporting that can provide scores and show completed work, and as a homeschooler you would compile any portfolio/transcript/report that your school needs. Some states/districts require an entrance/placement exam. We recommend that you reach out to the school to make sure you understand their re-enrollment process. 🙂
My son is in advanced classes for 8th grade such as Geometry, US history, and Advanced science. How do I build a curriculum that includes those or do I have to make him step back and do what he has already done because its specific to 8th grade?
Hi! With Time4Learning, you can advance students based on their skill level. It doesn’t have to be grade specific. If your 8th grader is advanced in most subjects, you can go ahead and start them at high school level courses, assigning them 8th grade courses only as needed. Hope that helps! Please reach out to us if we can answer additional questions. 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
What is the first step to start home schooling. My daughter is supposed to start kindergarten this year, but under circumstances I would rather home school. Just really don’t know where I should start?
Hi Elizabeth! Please know you’re not alone. Many families are making the same decisions. Here’s a great page that can help you get started: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/how-do-i-homeschool.html
Good luck! Please let us know if you have additional questions. 🙂
In a few weeks, we are starting a new adventure… homeschooling! We live in Kansas, and plan to take homeschool on the road for 5 weeks… any tips/tricks/advice? I set up the daily activity lesson planner… but, I’m not sure that’s what I want to do while on our 5 week vacation… suggestion?
Hi Jaimee! Learning can happen everywhere, and anytime! As you’re traveling, we have state unit supplements and field trip guides for all 50 states. You can use these to support the natural learning that’s going to happen as you explore different areas. 🙂 Good luck on your journey and have a great time!
Hello, I want to do home education with my 6 year old girl. She would be in the first grade. Is this a complete home school curriculum? How can doing home schooling help me? Do you have technical support in Spanish? Is this program sufficient or should other expenses be incurred?
Hi Zafira! Time4Learning is a comprehensive curriculum for grades PreK – 12. It’s hard to say that any one program will be the *only* program you use. States have additional subject requirements (like elective requirements), but Time4Learning does cover the core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Homeschooling has many benefits! Flexible scheduling, 1:1 instruction with your children, tailored education, and more! 🙂
You can send us an email at [email protected] and let our customer support team know you’d like to speak with someone in Spanish, we do have bilingual team members. 🙂
The biggest cost to home schooling is having a one-income family. Most people don’t believe a modern family can do it, but they can!
Thanks so much for offering encouragement to our readers, Dr. Everett!
How long does the homeschool day last? How long do you work on each subject?
Since the Time4Learning curriculum is student paced, this will vary depending on the student. Some averages are 1-2 hours per day on T4L at the elementary grade levels, 2-3 hours at the middle school level, and 3-4 hours at the high school level. Again, those are averages and will vary depending on the student.
If you’d like to connect with other T4L members and homeschoolers to share experiences, tips, and support, please feel free to join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Time4LearningFamilies
Does time for learning have a program that uses workbooks and readers?
Hi Mary! Time4Learning is an online curriculum. We don’t have any workbooks. We do provide reading lists for the optional activities that require offline reading. 🙂
1st time Homeschool 12th grader only has to take 3 classes to graduate. Wants to go to cpcc for associate degree then transfer to university for graphic arts/design.Thanks
Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne! Good luck to your senior! 🙂
Hi I love to start these journey but dont know where, how, what to do? I have two kids and one of them will be 3 grade and 1 grade! I really dont want to send them to School in these pandemic! Thanks
Hey Meryem! Here is a great page to help you get started: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/how-do-i-homeschool.html
While we recommend you start there, here is some additional information for you as well, specific to the grade levels of your kiddos. 🙂
How much will it cost for the whole year??? For two kids
Hi Zury! Thanks for your interest! The annual cost will vary depending on the number of students and their grade levels. Here is the link where you can estimate the 3, 6, or 12 month cost for your family. https://www.time4learning.com/paypal_semiannual.shtml
If you’d like to reach out to our customer support team to see if they can work with you, please feel free! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I babysit a 5 year old (my nephew) and with the upcoming school year our county has recommended homeschooling, so my sister has asked me to homeschool him this year while she works. I work 6-7 days a week, usually 10 hour days regardless. How much should I charge considering I get paid a flat rate of 150$ a week, no matter the amount of hours or days she works?
Hi Alex! We can’t really answer that. In many states, you have to be certified or licensed to homeschool someone else’s children. Definitely check the state laws where you are to be sure. https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
Once you know if you can legally homeschool your nephew, you could check with local tutors and to see what going rates are. You could also join some homeschool groups online (there are many facebook groups for homeschoolers, maybe even some for your state/area) and ask homeschooling parents what they think are fair rates.
Good luck! 🙂
I want to homeschool my 9 year old this year. He will be in 4th grade this fall. I don’t want to send him back to school during this pandemic. Why does this cost money? I thought homeschooling was free. What am I missing?
Hi Tomika. Thanks for stopping by! Homeschooling CAN be free. There are some free resources parents can piece together, or they can choose to use their state’s online virtual school option.
Many parents choose to purchase curricula that they don’t have to piece together, and that works with their students’ individual needs. 🙂
Hey I had a question how much would it be for the classes for the year my son going to kindergarten and I don’t want to send him to public school this year with this pandemic
Hi Jose! For PreK to 8th grade, the Time4Learning curriculum cost is $19.95 per month for the first student and $14.95 per month for each additional student. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions or need help getting started! 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Hi my daughter is supposed to be going to the 8th grade but got retained because of attendance. Can I enroll her to be in the 8th grade, if so how much would it cost
Hi Senina. Time4Learning is a curriculum, not a school. You can sign up whenever you’re ready, and you can place her in whatever grade level you feel would work best for her. 🙂 For 8th grade, our membership is $19.95 per month for the first student, $14.95 per month for each additional student.
Hi, my son needs to retake a High School English course this summer? How much would that cost?
Hi Nancy! Thanks for stopping by! With Time4Learning, parents pay monthly not per course. For high school, the cost is $30 per month for any 4 courses that we offer. If you only wanted your student to take English, that’s totally fine. The curriculum can be used in whatever way works best for your family. 🙂
Hi there. I see you repeatedly say you are a curriculum and not a school…how will my children receive a high school diploma at the end of this? Where would they write their exams?
Hi Ian! As a homeschooler, the parent is the teacher of record and they would issue diplomas based on their state’s homeschool graduation requirements. Parents would also make sure their students complete any standardized testing that the state requires.
I’m from Brazil. I’m interested in homeschooling for my daughter (7-years-old). How do I choose which course to take?How much would the course cost?
Hi Andre. Thanks for your interest! 7 year old students are usually in 2nd grade (American grade equivalent), but that can vary with homeschoolers! If you start with Time4Learning, you could place her in 2nd grade, which will actually give her access to all activities, in all subjects, for grades 1, 2, and 3. So there is a lot of flexibility there! 🙂 For PreK to 8th grade, the monthly membership cost is $19.95 for the first student and $14.95 for each additional student.
If you have additional questions or would like help getting started, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I live in Mexico with my wife and 2 daughters aged 8 and 12. Both are currently in a Mexican private schools but are interested in homeschooling.
Hi Thomas! Thanks for your interest! Homeschooling requirements and laws vary by region, but once you make sure you understand the rules and regulations where you are, these links could be very good resources for you:
Please let us know if we can help answer any additional questions or help you get started! 🙂
I am trying to get some information about my four children I wanna do homeschooling for them my son is in the 11th daughters 7th ,2nd , And my five year old will start kindergarten in the fall..
Hi Stacy! The best first step for most parents, is making sure you know your state’s homeschool requirements. Once you’ve done that, you can explore all of the resources available to homeschoolers! This page could be a great starting point for you. Not only will it provide you with links for your state homeschooling information, it will provide you with grade level and subject specific info as well. https://www.time4learning.com/how-to/
Is there a down payment?
Hi Krissy! There is no down payment, just the monthly membership cost. For PreK to 8th grade, the monthly membership cost is $19.95 for the first student and $14.95 for each additional student.
For high school, the monthly membership cost is $30 per student, and includes 4 courses. Additional courses may be purchased for an extra $5 per month, per course.
Is the cost monthly, daily, or yearly?
Hi Dora! Pricing depends on the grade level of your students:
For PreK to 8th grade, the monthly membership cost is $19.95 for the first student and $14.95 for each additional student.
For high school, the monthly membership cost is $30 per student, and includes 4 courses. Additional courses may be purchased for an extra $5 per month, per course. If you have one student at the high school level, you will receive a discounted rate of $14.95 for a student in the lower grades; there is no discounted rate for a second student who is at the high school membership level.
If you’re looking to pay for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time (for additional savings!), you can do that here: https://www.time4learning.com/paypal_semiannual.shtml
Hi I want to know how much it will cost for my child who is 16 years old and in 10th grade
Hi Jana! For students taking high school courses, the Time4Learning monthly membership cost is $30 per student, and includes 4 courses. Additional courses may be purchased for an extra $5 per month, per course. When you’re ready to sign up, you can do so here: https://www.time4learning.com/signup/step1.aspx 🙂
Is this an online homeschooling program?
Hi Dora! Yes, Time4Learning is an online curriculum for grades PreK – 12th and can be used for homeschooling, after school use, and skill building! You can learn more here: http://www.time4learning.com 🙂
what would it cost for my 16 year old daughter who is a junior to start doing homeschool?
Hi, AJ! For high school, the monthly Time4Learning membership cost is $30 per student, and includes 4 courses. Additional courses may be purchased for an extra $5 per month, per course. If you need any help signing up or getting started, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Hello, my 13 year old daughter wants to get homeschooled, how much do I need to pay for all fees? She wants to start getting homeschooled next school year
Hi Rosa! Knowing what your state expects of homeschoolers is your first step. You can find your state here: https://a2zhomeschooling.com/laws/homeschool_laws_by_state_province_or_country/
How much it costs to homeschool will vary by family. Are you going to use more than one program/curriculum? Do you want your child to attend an online school (vs using a curriculum of your choosing)? Will there be supplements and/or electives? All of this will play a role in cost.
The good news is that Time4Learning can definitely help reduce the cost of homeschooling for many families! It’s a comprehensive online curriculum, covering language arts, math, science, and social studies. The cost for PreK -8th grade is $19.95 per month for the first child, $14.95 per month for the second child. For high school, the cost is $30 per month, per student for any 4 courses. You can add more courses for an additional $5 per course, per month, per student.
Please feel free to reach out to our customer support team if you’d like more help with Time4Learning! 🙂
We are considering home schooling our 16 year old son who does not like school and is behind in credits.. would this be a good way to catch up ad well
Hi, Jerome! You as the homeschool parent would issue any credits earned, since we are a curriculum and not a school. Having said that, Time4Learning can definitely be used to get caught up/provide extra reinforcement. If you’re interested in leaving your student in public school, you can always reach out to the school board and see what they would accept as far as credits earned. 🙂
Prices n info on getting starting for my 12 yr old daughter in 7th grade
Hi Kristie! For PreK-8th grades, the monthly membership is $19.95 per month for the first student, $14.95 for each additional student. Here’s a link that might be a good starting point for you: https://www.time4learning.com/how-to/homeschool-seventh-grade.html
You can always email or call our support team to help you get started as well! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Hi my stepson wants to get homeschooledWondering how does this work exactly ? Do I sit next to him on the computer or ?It’ll be my first time homeschooling and just browsing through every homeschooling websiteWanting to start him September
Hi Sacha. Homeschooling, and how it’s done, can be as varied as the number of families homeschooling. 🙂 You and your son would need to find what works for him. Time4Learning is an online curriculum, and is a wonderful tool for those that are looking for something online!
As far as sitting next your stepson, that would depend. How young is he? While many students can login and work independently, again…that varies depending on the kiddo.
We would be more than happy to help you try and get started. You’re welcome to reach out to our customer support team anytime. https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php We also have a very active group on Facebook that you could join to connect with other homeschoolers using Time4Learning. It’s a great way to get advice and suggestions, and encourage one another. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/136237376585930/
Hi, I have someone who has offered to homeschool our child but is asking us to pay $500 a month. I think it is excessive. Is anyone else having their child homeschooled by someone other than yourself? If yes, can you shed some light on the cost.
Many states have rules in place regarding someone else teaching your homeschoolers. You would need to verify with your state as to what they allow. Here is a page where you can find your state and go from there, reaching out to the school board for clarification: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
How much would it cost to homeschool a Freshman without extra curricular and without field trips?
Hi Korte. There’s no *one* answer as it will vary by family and their curriculum choice. If you were going to use Time4Learning for 9th grade, and you purchased nothing else, it could cost between $300-$360 a year (depending on how many months your school year is). Having said that, the blog post does give tips for the financial planning of your school year and for saving money where you can. 🙂
Hi I had a question do you offer a text book based homeschooling program or just online?
Hi Emily! Time4Learning is an online curriculum. We do have some worksheets sprinkled throughout the activities, as optional resources for reinforcement/practice, but there are no textbooks. Please let us know if you have additional questions!
Are there workbooks or texts to buy? Any specifications on computers advised? Can the program be started in January or February?
Hi Teresa! Time4Learning is an online curriculum, so there are no workbooks or textbooks. We do have some resource worksheets spread throughout depending grade level and subject, but those are just for reinforcement/practice and are included with your membership. We do recommend a laptop, desktop, or chromebook (any up to date computer that can access the internet should work), and we recommend using either Chrome or Firefox as your browser.
Since Time4Learning is a curriculum and not a school, your student can start any time! If you have questions or would like help getting started, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team! 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Hello there I’m currently thinking of homeschooling my child, she has been to nursery and nearly at the end of foundation at primary school ( going up into year 1 in September ) I was just wondering how much it will be for my 5 year old daughter a month as I’m willing to take her out of school for her to be homeschooled.Thank you
Hi Leigh! Time4Learning is definitely an affordable option when considering homeschool curriculum costs. PreK – 8th grade is $19.95 a month for the first child, $14.95 a month for each additional child. High school is $30 a month, per student, for 4 courses. If you need additional help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
What if we want to avoid field trips and extra curricular.
Hi Makhdoom. You can omit those things from your homeschool plan, provided that your state does not require anything outside of your curriculum. If cost is a factor, there are many field trip and extra curricular activities that are low cost and/or free. 🙂
I have a boy that is going to start 6 grade next year we recently move to Pinole ca he has some special need so we like to consider homeschool, can you help me with some idea to what it coast please thanks
Hi Sergio! Many families who homeschool their children with special needs have used Time4Learning successfully. Here is a little more information:https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/special-needs/
A subscription to Time4Learning costs $19.95 per month for the first child and $14.95 for each additional child, grades PreK – 8th. High school subscriptions cost $30 per month per child, for 4 courses.
If you’d like more information, or would just like to speak with one of customer service team members, you can give us a call! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php 🙂
I love it
Im going yo the 10th grade next year i get picked on a lot i dont fell like no pne wants me to be there at school i jave almost no friends i got in yo my first fight this week cause a kid was talking about me we really dont have the money and i play football and golf i was wanting to lnow how much would ot be since im hoing to the 10th grade
Hi Dylan. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Each homeschooling experience is different, so it’s hard to advise cost on an individual basis. Time4Learning’s high school curriculum is affordable, and many families have used it successfully all the way through high school. Your state might have other options for you as well, but that’s something you and your parents can look into. https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
For additional help and resources regarding homeschooling in high school, you can check out Let’s Homeschool High School. https://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/
Good luck! Definitely feel free to reach out to us if you need additional help. 🙂
My son every year has several moments where he just breaks down and begs me to homeschool him. This is the first year that I have even agreed to read over the materials he has been researching regarding homeschooling himself. How hard is it to get them enrolled? Or since there may be homeschool, do you even have to enroll? So many questions.
Hi Heather. We’re sorry to hear about your son’s struggles. 🙁
Our first suggestion is find your state in this list, and read up on everything you can. Make sure you know the laws and what the state expects of you. https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
From there, we have a free ebook you can download to help you get started with homeschooling: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/how-to-homeschool.shtml
Good luck! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have additional questions. 🙂
how can I enroll
Hi Jessica! Time4Learning is a curriculum, not a school. There is no enrollment process, so you can just sign up and start using our curriculum whenever you’re ready! 🙂 https://www.time4learning.com/signup/step1.aspx
I manage to spend about $150-250 per kid per year through middle school (13 children). I use disposable books for most language arts so that is one of my biggest expenses, although sites such as homeschoolclassifieds.com and Amazon help keep my costs down. Science is my next biggest investment – supplies add up fast but it’s our favorite subject so well worth the money. Middle school is relatively inexpensive as most of the books we use are not consumable. Then we hit high school. Non-consumable texts are a one-time investment but the supplies…whew!!! We budget a huge chunk of money for those last 4 years. Thankfully, a good friend had prepared me for the potential expenses so when I shelled out $1500 for a full Chemistry lab and $3500 for a simply fantastic Physics lab (such fun!) I didn’t experience too much sticker shock. Personally, I think investing money in high school is worth it and I wouldn’t try to skimp on those grades, especially the sciences. When we see our kids delight-learning with Wimshurst generators and other Physics goodies, that is priceless. That being said, I budget $1000 per kid per year in high school which includes supplies (always more science stuff to buy!) and activities.
Curious if there is a review test to study in the Spring to see if they are ready for the final test to see if ready to move to next grade?
The library at the local university has a department where you can check out like any other books a complete teacher’s set of books for the different subjects at all levels from K through 12. These sets include the student’s book, any work books, as well as the teacher’s editions with all the correct answers. These can be obtained for free like any other book you would check out from a library. Only draw back is they need to be renewed every few weeks and you can not write directly in any of the books. Still if willing to deal with the extra inconvenience they are FREE to use. So if you have a local university or college whose library is open to the public it may be worth checking out.
Hi! I’m a sophomore in high school and I really think homeschooling would be a good choice for me. Is there any information that I could possibly get for some help with deciding? Specifically information about expenses and stuff like that. Thank you!
Hey there, Olena. Thanks for reaching out. Here is our page on high school homeschool curriculum: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/high-school.html
You can also find a lot of resources at Let’s Homeschool High School: https://letshomeschoolhighschool.com
If you want to speak with one of our customer support team members, you can contact us here: https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Trying to get my son in home school for January 2019. Just to finish out the school year. Need to know how to go about getting him started and how much. I live in Mississippi
Hi Jodie! Here is some information on homeschooling in Mississippi: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/mississippi/
Many students round out/finish up a school year at home and re-enter public school, but those requirements for re-entry do vary by state and/or school districts. If you want your son to go back next year, definitely reach out to your local school before starting so you know what their expectations are. 🙂
Good luck! Please do let us know if you have other questions. You can reach our member support team here: https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I have been homeschooling for a long time. I use a unit study for high school, and a history one for 6th through 8th. Initially it was expensive, but I have 6 kids, and expect to use it for most of them. It did not work for my adhd 10yo. I made a different choice based on my large family. I use excellent workbooks for my 4 youngest. Hardcover books tend to get beat up. I only get math, grammar and phonics for younger grades. I have 2 books on character building, lots of books on experiments. I get a basic science kit to use for4 young ones. We don’t have tv, so all of my kids read for fun. We are not doing field trips this year. My husband became very ill, and we fighting for disability. Anytrip money is being used for appts to specialists. This will change, but for now we are grateful for the ability to be home together. I spend what I consider to be a large amount, with the plan to stock future books and reach a point of done. This does not mean I will stop adding to our library. We live a long way from town, and our libraries are short of resources. For me, having the books at home works better. I buy our books at tax time, and work on my list for months. Obviously one doesn’t start out that way. Do make a list of resource books you want on hand, such as a dictionary, an atlas or globe, a number of picture books of the world, and culture books. Get these at used bookstores, Savers, yard sales- emphasis on cheap. Get workbooks for the basics. There is an excellent online homeschooling supply with ppl to advise. They can help you avoid money waste. I would not recommend a curriculum for a starter package. Too much money tied to an unknown resource. I know it’s school all packed for you, but if it’s wrong for your child it’s a huge waste. Oh, and I never said my cost. It’s roughly $ 1000.00 per year for 6 kids, one of whom is in high school.
Thanks for the taking the time to comment, Tina! We agree that new homeschoolers shouldn’t lock themselves into any long-term curriculum choices right away. Some publishers charge upwards of a $1,000 a year (or more!) for a grade level’s worth of material, and many online providers require annual subscriptions or contracts. When parents are trying to figure out the best way their children learn, the “trial and error” phase of new homeschooling could get expensive! That’s what makes Time4Learning a great option for so many families. We offer parents a month-to-month membership, with no contract. They can start, stop, or pause any time. 🙂
Can you homeschool your child free or low cost with receiving state assistance?
I use a charter school and the school actually gives me $1200 per semester per child for supplies and extracurricular activities. For us this covers all their books, piano lessons, PE equipment, and art supplies. Are only real expense is gas money for field trips
That’s excellent! What city are you in ? I’m in Los Angeles and thinking about pulling my 8 yr out to homeschool again and seeking financial guidance.
Can you give me more information on the charter that you use? We don’t have a lot of money but my son is on the spectrum and I am worried about his anxiety and him starting high school next year.
Hi Shannon! There are many resources available for affordably homeschooling! You can learn more about building a homeschool curriculum here: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum.htm
This is also a great tool for learning more about homeschooling on a budget: https://a2zhomeschooling.com/materials/curriculum_shop/livelihood_issues_budget_homeschooling/
As far as financial assistance goes, that is going to be up to each state. We would recommend getting in touch with your local school district if you need to.
I’m a freshman in highschool and I want to be homeschooled next year but I do t know if we can afford it. Also do I need to participate in field trips and other activities?
Hi Justin! Here is page that might give you a little more info: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/high-school.html It will also link out to other resources as well. Time4Learning’s monthly membership has proven affordable for many. As far as field trips and other activities, that’s going to depend on your state’s homeschooling laws and graduation requirements, as well as your college plans (so you’ll know what you need on your high school transcripts). Let’s Homeschool High School (https://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/) is a great site for even more information all about homeschooling through high school. Definitely check that one out. Good luck! 🙂
I have a 9 yr old granddaughter that was born with a congenital heart defect and since her last heart surgery in 2016 her processing is slower and it takes her 3x longer to complete assignments and tests than before. She is struggling and failing class work and tests and the thought of homeschooling is the answer at this time. She has been enrolled in the 504 plan but the school doesn’t seem to want to help us and say they don’t have time to help individually but put them in smaller groups so those students can help each other. What is the first step after pulling her out of her present school to get her enrolled and to begin homeschool work. We do not want to get in trouble delaying her learning. is it possible to start online classes and learning immediately? Thank you for your help.
Hi Sharon. We’re sorry to hear that your daughter is struggling. Time4Learning is a curriculum, not a school, so you wouldn’t enroll per se. You sign up when you’re ready and our curriculum is an educational resource in your homeschool, one that you can begin and complete at the pace that works best for you and your daughter. A good place to start, would be to make sure you understand and can meet your state’s homeschooling requirements. Find your state here: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
Good luck! Please do feel free to reach out to our member support team if you need! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I’ve been thinking about being home schooled… why because people make rumours about me and talk bad about me and going to an actual school doesn’t make me happy …. I just need my literacy course to get my diploma..
Hi Savana. Sorry to hear you’re struggling with school. You can take a look at our high school curriculum information here: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum/high-school.html
Let’s Homeschool High School (https://letshomeschoolhighschool.com) is also a great resource for homeschooling through high school. You can find info about getting started, curriculum info and reviews, and more.
I’ve been thinking of trying to be homeschooled but my main concern is where do I take the regents at the end of the semester, is it on the program or is it in a nearby high school just like the SHSAT??
Hi Nick! Time4Learning does have chapter quizzes and tests throughout the curriculum, but we don’t do any state or standardized testing. A great resource for homeschooling through high school is http://www.letshomeschoolhighschool.com. You can find homeschooling ideas and resources, but you’ll also find info on state laws and exams. Good luck!
I need information about the cost of the currículum AND how often I have ti pay ir.
Hi Avigail! Thanks for your interest. Time4Learning is a monthly membership. PreK – 8th grade is $19.95 per month for the first child, $14.95 per month for each additional child. High school is $30 per month per child for 4 courses, $5 for each additional course. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team! https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
Does this system comply with AdvacED/ NCA? As I’m looking into enrolling and need to know if my state will let me.
Hi, Ella! Accreditation applies to institutions like virtual schools or a brick-and-mortar school. Since Time4Learning is a curriculum, and not a school, accreditation does not apply to us.
Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and we have homeschool families from all over the country that use our curriculum. If you’d like to connect with other members, to chat about how they use Time4Learning in their homeschool, we have a parent forum (https://www.time4learning.net) or a Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Time4LearningFamilies/) that you can join.
If you need additional help or information, please feel free to reach out to our customer support team: https://www.time4learning.com/curriculum/contact_us.php
I’m looking into homeschooling and I wanted to know how do I do the standardized testing? Do you guys provide it or do I have to go somewhere and pay for it?
Hi Amber. Time4Learning does not provide standardized testing, but we do have some test prep guides that vary by state: https://www.time4learning.com/testprep/
Often, you’ll find test providers through your state homeschool association or local homeschool group. We would recommend that you start there.
So I’m a freshman that is only thinking of being homeschooled my jonior year because I honestly feel like my school takes that year a bit more serious and I want to take it 10 times more seriously than them but I don’t know if it’s a good idea
Hi Jennifer! The first thing we would recommend is get to know your state homeschooling laws, so you understand what their expectations and requirements are. We have some very informative state homeschooling info pages, that would be a good starting point for you: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschooling/by-state.html
While this is usually geared towards parents, this page on building a homeschool curriculum could be a great resource for you as well.
If you want to speak with someone, or want your parents to get more information, please feel free to contact us via phone or email!
Yes! The library is the best money saver…well as long as you remember to get everything back on time 😛