homeschool

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home·school

 (hōm′sko͞ol′)
v. home·schooled, home·school·ing, home·schools
v.tr.
To instruct (a pupil, for example) in an educational program outside of established schools, especially in a home.
v.intr.
To provide educational instruction in a homeschool.
n.
A school operated outside established educational institutions, especially in a home.

home′school′er n.
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One parent, Ruby Brar, homeschools her seven-year-old Vansh Brar, in Grade 3, and pays only Dh300 for a homeschooling website subscription, which offers a British curriculum education.
These parents are choosing to homeschool their children not only because it helps them avoid the hefty tuition fees of the UAE schools, but also so they can focus on what they feel are more important subjects for their child's talents and future.
That is sometimes not the case with homeschools run by rigid fundamentalists.
These documents are created and maintained by homeschool parents, who may withhold them at will," Coleman told Church & State.
It's a good overview for the beginner, but even veteran homeschools will probably benefit from reading it.
Homeschools, inherently tutoring based, generally do not operate as successfully with the classroom/factory model that is prevalent in regular schools.
They either passed "homeschooling statutes" that explicitly allow the practice, or they amended their "compulsory attendance laws" so as create exemptions for parents who choose to homeschool, or they clarified existing laws such that homeschools would be classified as a species of "private schools" or "church schools" and thereby be legal under statutes legitimating those institutions.
Diana Peterson is a retired Navy pilot, who homeschools a typical son and a daughter with Down syndrome in Virginia Beach, VA.
Many misconceptions exist about homeschooling parents and children, and due to the paucity of good data about who homeschools, it's difficult to establish too many concrete conclusions about the college-bound homeschool population.
Yes, homeschools have entered the mainstream of America's educational system, and their students intend to compete with the best and brightest in the country.
Eventually, this work led to an unexpected interest in homeschools.
Elisha Moore homeschools her 13-year-old son, Joey.