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"If everyone thinks alike then no one is thinking."
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~ Overview of the PA Home Education Law ~
~ Affidavit ~ Special Ed ~ Objectives ~ Immunizations & Medical Requirements ~ Compulsory School Age ~ Log ~ Portfolios ~ Portfolio Summaries ~ Portfolio Step-By-Step ~ Required Days/Hours ~ Required Subjects ~ Testing ~ Evaluations ~ Evaluator List ~ Useful Forms ~ Fire Safety Resources ~ Moving to, from, or within PA ~ Partial Year Portfolios ~ Due Process ~ Legal Assistance
~ FAQ's - Quick Summary of the New Law <-- Read before you submit this year's end-of-year paperwork - ONLY the evaluator's certification goes to the school district!
~ Excerpts from the New Law <-- Handy to submit with your evaluator's certification, to notify your district about the law changes!
~ Text of the new law ~ New diploma option! ~ New due process rules ~
~ The Text of the PA Home Education Law and Other Relevant Legal References
~ Hints for Handling School District Problems ~
~ PA Dept of Education (PDE) Home Education Liaison Contact Info ~
~ The PDE's Home Ed page is here; their most recent Basic Education Circular (BEC) on homeschooling can be found here. Please note that the PDE has been changing their web site, so some of my links to their pages may be broken.
~ PA Homeschooling Statistics ~
~ Legislative History and Current Issues ~
~ Overview of Alternatives to the Home Education Law ~ Private Tutor Option ~ Public Cyber Charter School ~ Public Homebound Instruction ~ Umbrella School ~ Exclusion Under the Immunization Regulations ~ Church School ~ Religious Exemption (RFPA) ~ RFPA News ~ Underground (illegal) Homeschooling
~ Overview of Homeschooling High School ~ PA Diploma Programs ~ PHEAA issues ~
~ Support Groups & Co-ops (PA & DE) + Blogs
~ Curriculum sources (new & used) + Conferences
~ Homeschoolers in Public School Extracurriculars (Sports, Clubs, Music Groups) ~
~ Delco-Homeschool: A Virtual Support Group for Delaware County, PA ~
~ Homeschooling Gifted Kids in PA ~
~ Teaching Reading ~ Ready for Algebra? ~ Math & Food ~
~ Homeschooling Site Map
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~ A few resources for gifted kids, both in school and homeschooled.
~ My list of Gentle Chapter Books for Young Gifted Readers
~ My ladies' cloth pads sewing pattern & tutorial, one of the most popular things on my site.
~ A few other things I've made.
~ Knitting for Barbie and American Girl Dolls
~ A few useful links.
~ Recipes, bulk cooking, feeding unexpected guests, hospitality, and my much-loved macaroni cheese recipe.
~ Lots of useful information for people questioning, studying, or debating the current trend towards public school uniforms. This is a large section of my site, and there are many pages to explore!
~ Resources for Boy Scouting
~ Packing List for Scout Camping Trips