How to Homeschool – What It Is and How It Works

What is homeschooling? Homeschooling is an alternative to traditional formal school formats. Homeschool students learn inside their homes most often led by their parents. There are a variety of motivations and goals in mind when parents consider homeschooling their children. These can include concerns for education quality, the social environment within public schools, an inability of schools to serve the special needs of individual children, a desire to control how children are taught and an intentional focus on one-to-one learning and teaching. Follow this guide to learn more about how homeschooling works and how to homeschool your child.

An Introduction to Homeschooling

Learn what homeschooling is, how it benefits your family, what qualifications you need to homeschool, and how homeschooling is a lifestyle.


Get Informed

Cover your bases! Discover the facts you need to know to homeschool legally in your state, the everyday ins and outs of homeschooling, and case studies that prove homeschool success.

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Discover Your
Homeschooling Method

If you want to know how to homeschool, you may be relieved to find out that there is no right or wrong way. As its popularity has grown over the past decades, homeschooling methods have adapted to fit the needs of individual families and developed into many different approaches.

Choosing a METHOD
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Explore Learning Styles

As a first-time homeschooler, you're probably asking yourself, "How do I know which curriculum is best?" Many parents mistakenly choose a curriculum simply based on its cost or the perceived grade level of their child. However, there are many other important considerations and questions to ask.


Choose your curriculum

Get all the information you need with our at-a-glance curriculum comparison checklist. By comparing all five of AOP's Christian homeschool curriculum options side by side, you will be able to purchase the perfect Christian homeschool curriculum for your family's needs!

Choose your CURRICULUM

How to Assess Your Child

Learn more about AOP's complete selection of Christian homeschool curriculum with print-based, computer-based, and online formats, you can quickly find the perfect educational option for your homeschool family.

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Helpful Tips from AOP

You've discovered how your child likes to learn. You've even found the perfect curriculum, but what about your daily homeschool schedule? How does that look? How can you fit in grocery shopping, cooking meals, and house cleaning while teaching your children academics?

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A Global Community
of Homeschooling

More than just a curriculum provider, AOP offers valuable encouragement and information for your homeschooling and your personal walk with God. Interact with other parents on AOP's Homeschool View blog and monthly newsletter.

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