Five Ways Homeschooling Provides Freedom
In the past two years, a record number of families chose to homeschool because they lost confidence in their school’s ability to meet their child’s academic, social and emotional needs. Many parents discovered that they appreciate the newly found freedom to select their curriculum, choose their daily schedule, and incorporate their own personal and family values. Here are five ways homeschooling provides more freedom.
Freedom to Choose What Works
One of the most significant benefits of homeschooling is selecting a custom curriculum that works best for the student. Parents can choose a curriculum that better aligns with their child’s learning style, interest level, and values. The time spent learning together allows parents to know better and cultivate their child’s talents and interests and quickly respond to learning differences or challenges. Parents know their children best and are invested in their learning and progression.
Freedom of Flexible Scheduling
Families who homeschool their children are no longer constrained by the daily schedule of traditional school hours. Families may choose to set up a homeschooling routine that mirrors the local school, but their lives no longer revolve around the school’s calendar and daily hours. Families find they have more freedom for educational travel, field trips, exploring hobbies, and extracurricular activities such as athletics, music, theater, robotics, and more.
Freedom to Focus
Homeschooling is more focused, and there is less time spent traveling to and from school. With a ratio of one parent to one student, there is no wasted time on classroom and behavior management or busy work. Students can often accomplish what it would take all day to achieve at school in a few hours. Homework can be completed during the school day, creating more freedom for play and exploration in the afternoon.
Freedom of Religion
Religious beliefs and family values are important to many parents. Homeschooling allows parents to incorporate their religious beliefs, values, and character education into their daily teaching.
Freedom to Protect
Most parents do not want their children exposed to the world’s pressures until they are mature enough to understand and process them. Parents want choice when their children are introduced to social realities. Homeschooling can allow parents to determine what their children are exposed to and when. Parents can take steps to keep their children physically safe, and children can feel secure.
While these freedoms make homeschooling and independent study more enjoyable, they also make students well-prepared for college and life beyond. Students who are homeschooled perform well on standardized tests, excel in college, and become self-directed learners.
The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, public charter schools serving 5,200+ students in North San Diego County. The schools have been partnering with parents for quality education since 1999. Campuses are now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information, visit www.classicalacademy.com or call 760-842-8000.