If you have chosen to homeschool in Indiana, you may need information, resources, and curriculum that will help you get started. This page aims to help guide you through the process of homeschooling in the Hoosier state. Take a few minutes to read through it, and feel free to share this page with other new homeschoolers in your state.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Indiana, Time4Learning recommends that you visit your state’s Department of Education website. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for homeschooling families, and these requirements can frequently change, so we suggest doing thorough research to make sure that you are complying with your individual state regulations. You can also visit one of these sites:
- The Home School Mom’s Indiana support page
- Homeschool World Indiana support groups
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Indiana. 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.
Homeschooling Resources in Indiana
Families often use Time4Learning for math and language arts. After that, children may like to do math flash card games online, Times Attack, or Wrap Ups to practice multiplication and division. For a math workbook, some families use Abeka Math. Parents often like to use a lot of variety to keep their children’s interest. If they need extra help in one particular area, homeschooling moms often print worksheets from the Internet.
For more reading, several families purchase books on Amazon. You can often get books for $0.01. Yes, one cent. The shipping for media mail is always $3.99, so the total for a book is $4.00-unless of course the book is eligible for your Amazon Prime membership, which offers free two-day shipping. Parents usually pick books that teach history, science, or just general facts.
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.
Is Homeschooling for Me?
A parent’s influence in a child’s life is the key. No matter which curriculum you use, they will be watching you as the ultimate teacher. In life, the parents teach the children; it may be on purpose or unintentional. Either way, they are taught.
But you don’t have to homeschool in any “conventional” way! Many families tend to be eclectic when it comes to a homeschooling style. Several parents mix curriculum and anything else they can get their hands on. Some of the things a few families use to teach their children are: Time4Learning, Switched On Schoolhouse, Abeka Math Workbooks, Wrap Ups, the Bible, the History Channel, movies, books, and worksheets from the Internet.
Also, homeschooling does NOT have to be expensive! You can purchase plenty of used or discounted homeschooling books or products on the Internet. Ebay, Amazon and Half.com are just a few places that you can get used books.
Homeschooling does NOT have to be expensive! You can purchase plenty of used or discounted homeschooling books or products on the Internet. Ebay, Amazon and Half.com are just a few places that you can get used books.
Of course, Time4Learning has a very low monthly price.
With Time4Learning, math lessons are taught by engaging characters in colorful, fun activities.
First graders learn about “parts of a whole” from Sally and Pong in “The Art of Fractions” lesson.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Indiana homeschool law includes the freedom for families to pick and choose their own curriculum based on what works best for their child. However, families new to homeschooling quickly discover a dizzying array of choices when it comes to selecting homeschool curriculum. There is no more popular discussion among homeschoolers on the web than the pros and cons of various homeschool curriculum. After sifting through the homeschool curriculum reviews, most parents end up mixing and matching homeschool program, trying to create the best match for their child.
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 curriculum 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 appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning’s interactive, multi-media materials.
- Children like using the computer to learn. It’s a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change each day to paper-and-pencil workbooks and textbook-based lessons.
- Parents like that it tracks progress and helps children advance by clearly presenting and reinforcing each lesson.
- Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.
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 curriculum.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Indiana, head over to the Indiana Parent 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.