Homeschooling by Age

What can I expect from my 11 year old this year? What will homeschool look like for my six year old? What are other sixteen year olds learning about?

These are some of the questions parents may be asking themselves when they are homeschooling. Especially after you’ve homeschooled for a year or two, you may find that you rely less and less on grade-level standards to determine what your homeschool should look like. In fact, it’s not uncommon for homeschool parents and students to have to stop and think when someone asks them what grade they are in! That is because homeschool learning is so very different from classroom learning. Instead of focusing on “teaching to the average,” homeschoolers can customize an education that lets students advance at their own pace.

Homeschool parents may want to know how their child’s specific age will affect their learning. Below, you will find information that will guide you in the areas you are likely most curious about, including:

Homeschooling by Age

For those who are curious about what to expect when homeschooling a child (or children) of a specific age, we’ve created a wonderful resource: age-specific homeschool overview pages. Each page will introduce you to the common characteristics of children at each age, will give you insights into what to expect when homeschooling your child or teen, and will clue you in to what other students your child’s age are commonly learning about. Pick an age below to learn more about what homeschooling your student might look like for their current or upcoming year and what you can do to feel prepared for the experience.

Homeschooling by Grade

If you are newer to homeschooling, or if you plan on putting your child back into school after a period of homeschooling, you may be more concerned about information on homeschool grade levels. Parents often want to know what to expect when homeschooling in a specific grade and what they can do to make the most of the experience. With that in mind, we’ve put together an equally valuable resource: grade-level homeschool overview pages. Whether you want to know what a typical course of study for your third grader might look like or why your tenth grader should track their credit hours, these resource pages will be ones that parents return to again and again throughout their homeschool journey.

Homeschooling by Subject

Are you curious about when your first grader will start learning about long division? Do you wonder what your fourteen year old might be learning in science in the coming year? Knowing what to expect, course by course, can ease a parent’s mind when making homeschool plans and decisions. Time4Learning offers individual subject-specific resource pages to guide parents who want more information on targeted academic areas. Pick the subject below that you want to explore to better understand what your child will be studying in the coming year.

Homeschooling in Your State

Families who are exploring their educational options often have questions about what it’s like to homeschool in their state. Time4Learning’s state information page links you to customized information about home education in your area, plus connects you with other Time4Learning homeschoolers on our site forum who have “been there, done that” in your state. By talking to other families who have previously gone through the process, you may feel considerably more comfortable and confident about making the decision to homeschool, too.

Homeschooling Special Needs and Gifted Students

When your child isn’t thriving in their current school situation because of a learning difference, you can feel helpless as a parent. Many people first contact Time4Learning because they are currently (or considering) homeschooling a child with special needs. Teaching your unique learner doesn’t have to be stressful, though. Our Special Needs Education page explains how Time4Learning’s learning software can support the special education requirements of children with special needs. Gifted learners are another subset of students who can often benefit from home instruction. When a student can be self-paced and has access to a customized curriculum, he or she is more likely to maximize their educational potential. That’s why many parents choose to homeschool their gifted child or teen. Time4Learning’s Gifted Education page highlights the reasons that families often choose our interactive curriculum to accelerate their child’s learning progress.

How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12

Once you’ve made the decision to homeschool, building the best possible PreK-12 homeschool curriculum plan for your student is usually the next step. For some families, that will be a program that addresses their child’s unique learning differences. For other families, that will be an approach that best fits their son or daughter’s learning style. Many parents are looking for an affordable curriculum that covers all the core learning standards. The overall goal for almost every family, though, is choosing a program that will make the day-to-day homeschool experience as fulfilling as possible for both parents and students.

Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool, and Summer Use

If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we’d suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos.

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