If you have chosen to homeschool in Louisiana, 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 Pelican 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 Louisiana, 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 Homeschool Mom’s Louisiana support page
- Home Education in Louisiana by Ann Zeise
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Louisiana. 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.
Finding Support and Information in Louisiana
Many homeschooling families enjoy their local homeschool support group the most. Groups often have weekly Park Days where the children play and the parents get a chance to have adult company and compare notes on homeschooling. There are several other homeschool groups in the Great Baton Rouge Area. These groups range from the local chapter of CHEF (Faith based), to the Holy Family Homeschool Group (Catholic families), to the more secular BRHA (Baton Rouge Homeschool Association).
If you are interested in martial arts, some local TaeKwonDo schools offer a homeschool TaeKwonDo class once a week. This not only helps fulfill a physical education course, but is great for reinforcing courtesy, respect, integrity and self-discipline..
My daughter always liked learning, but Time4Learning has turned “like” into love! I’ve never seen her so excited to do lessons, before!
It’s amazing how quickly my kids are learning difficult concepts. The animation really helps them apply the lessons to something tangible!
A Typical Homeschool Day in Louisiana
While homeschooling styles and schedule greatly vary, here is an example of what a typical homeschool day might look like.
A typical day for you might begin around 9:00 a.m. Everyone will get up, eat breakfast, do some chores, and then straight to Time4Learning. If Time4Learning is your core curriculum, then the majority of the work is done online. This often works great if your student has difficulty writing, but no problems reading or listening. Your studies with Time4Learning might take you until lunch time. On those days, the afternoon is usually spent on educational programming like National Geographic or other science-based shows, or special projects like a Medieval Times unit. You may even study something like a specific holiday or cultural event. In a perfect world, on perfect days, you plan to finish by 2:00 p.m. Oftentimes, learning takes much longer, but that’s all right. Many of the lessons on Time4Learning lead to other discussions, the need to research some idea or piece of information further, or simply send you off on a tangent to learn more or seek a book. In that world, Time4Learning is your launching pad.
The language arts is GREAT for helping with phonics and beginner reading skills… Plus, the lessons are thoroughly entertaining!
Here at Letter Stadium, first graders learn about “r-controlled vowels” from the Phonics Football Players.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
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 Louisiana, head over to the Louisiana 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.