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Homeschooling Steps

1. Research homeschooling
Read The Virginia Homeschool Manual
Read homeschooling books
Subscribe to homeschooling magazines
Attend the HEAV State Convention
Attend workshops and orientations
Talk with other homeschoolers

2. Research the Virginia Homeschool Law
Requirements
Notification
Deadlines
Types of Assessments
Immunization
Appeals

3. Join homeschool service and informational organizations
HSLDA

Home Educators Association of Virginia
Local support group

4. Decide on a curriculum
Collect catalogs, scope and sequences from publishers
Attend curriculum fairs and vendor workshops
Go to used book sales
Choose the type of curriculum
1. Individualized
2. Approved correspondence
3. Unit approach
4. Standards of Learning

5. Purchase supplies
Resource books
Storage cabinets
Desks, blackboards, bulletin board, etc.
Writing and art supplies

6. Set goals
Character or spiritual goals
Academic goals
Physical skills
Work skills and habits

7. Establish a schedule
Work schedule
Academic schedule
Family and outside activities

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