Wanting to Homeschool Teenage Daughter - 10th Grade

by Carrie

Arkansas Homeschooling Questions

Arkansas Homeschooling Questions

We are considering homeschooling our 16 year old daughter. She is currently a Sophomore in a public school system. I do not have much money to spend on the curriculum. Getting her out of that public school system has become a priority. Any help that you could provide to me would be great!

Thank you for your help with this! It is greatly appreciated.

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Jan 27, 2010
Arkansas Homeschooling Help
by: Heather

Making the decision to homeschool isn't easy, but I applaud you for your willingness to do whatever it takes to give your daughter what she needs.

It is legal to homeschool in the state of Arkansas, but you do have some requirements that you need to fulfill.

According to your current laws, you need to provide a written notice of intent to the superintendent of your school district. There are two cut-off dates August for the Fall semester and December 15 for the Spring Semester.

Since you are pulling your daughter out of school after those dates, all you need to do is send in the notice 14 days before taking your daughter out of school. The first time you must submit your forms in person, then each year after, you don’t have to personally submit them.

You can find the complete Arkansas homeschool requirements with all the details here.

Make sure you make copies of all the forms you submit and keep them in a file in case you ever need to refer to them.

Ask the school for a copy of your daughter's transcript, so you will know what courses she has taken, her grades and credits received.

You could ask the school if you could borrow the curriculum she is currently using. They may or may not let you do that, depending on helpful they want to be.

Or since you have 14 days from the time you submit your notice of intent, you could look through all her courses to see where she is at and to help you when looking for curriculum. Sometimes you can find used curriculum that is only partly used. When looking through used curriculum, I often see the first part of courses completed – either it wasn’t working for the student, or the student stopped homeschooling.

Once you know the courses that you need, I would contact a local homeschool group to see if they can help you find what you need. If you post a list, we could try to help you too.

The library is a great place to find materials. You will also find lots of resources online – free and low-cost. Hippocampus.org offers some free highschool classes that your daughter might enjoy.

I hope this helps. :) If you have any other questions, feel free to post them. Please update us if you get a chance to let us know how things are going.


PS Although many homeschoolers successfully homeschool without it, you may be interested in learning about home school legal defense.

Feb 01, 2010
To get started....
by: Anna S

You could start with K12 or a box set of some sort. I did this with my children. After a few years I got more comfortable with hsing and I tried some other curriculum. I have homeschooled 5 children the last 2 years on less than $200 each year. It can be done.

Jul 15, 2010
I to have a 10th grader.
by: Spencer

I have a 10th grader in the public school sytem. I to would like to home school her. We live in San Jose, CA and the school my daughter attends is crazy. She has been bullied, offered several different types of drugs. Kids in her class actually over dozed in class. What is going on with our school sytem? I have called several times to talk with the Principal and never received a call back from anyone. I have complained to her guidence cancelor and nothing became of that either. My daughter tried to commit suicide because of the bulling. I have to get her out of this school. Please help.

Dec 12, 2010
Homeschooling a 10th grader
by: Anonymous

I would like to know where do I start to homeschool my sophomore child. She being around students that are influencing her to make wrong decisions. We are in Texas and I really don't know where to start. Any help is appreciated.

Dec 15, 2010
Wanting to home school my 10th grader in TX
by: Brandy

I also want to home school my tenth grade son. I'm not sure where to start either. Do I need to wait until the end of the semester which is Jan 14th? That way he can get the credits from the last semester. Thanks

May 15, 2012
spanish inglish NEW
by: Anonymous

My daugther wants to start home school to learn inglish and get familiar with the 10th grade before regular school start. If is any free bilingual program on internet,Please let us know. Thank you.

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