but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Monday, March 14, 2011

Homeschooling in South Dakota

If you have been following my family blog then you know that we have now been in South Dakota for just about a week. One of the first things I did when I got here was go to the school board and fill out a request to home school my children. It is required in the state of South Dakota to have the school board approve all requests to home school.
The rules for homeschooling vary per state. And when I say vary, I mean they really vary. I was surprised by the differences. Some states are very accepting of home schooling and really have a good relationship between the public schools and home schooling students. For instance, here in SD home school students can participate in public school sports. (Something we really struggled with in NC was that our children could not play for the public school teams.) Also, home school students can take some classes through the public school while still home school for others.
I will continue to home school for the remainder of this school year. We will have to wait and see about next year. The boys are thinking that may like to return to school. We will pray about this option and see what the Lord leads us to do.

1 comment:

Michelle P said...

Glad to hear that your move was a successful one;) Having moved several times with our family over the past 10 years I know what a pain that they can be. I am assuming that your application got approved? We live in NC ourselves and found that homeschooling is pretty much accepted here. We would love to have the option to do the school sports teams! Maybe if you don't mind you might pop into this http://www.time4learning.net/forum/south-dakota/ to share what you have learned;)
Happy Homeschooling!