Homeschooling in the USA

Hello everyone,

Homeschooling your children as an expat in the USA will definitely come with its load of challenges. Here is a special call to parents who are already homeschooling their children or who plan on doing so to share any information they might have.

Should you opt for homeschooling, is it legal in the USA ? Do you require to register your child or do you need any kind of permission / exemption from the authorities ?  If it is not legal, what alternative option/s do you have ?

How do you go about getting all the necessary educational resources (books, syllabus, notes etc…) to pursue your children's education in the USA ? Does it depend on the curriculum ?

What do you add in your homeschooling techniques to help educate your child that might not be offered or available in traditional schooling ?

How do you socialise homeschooled children in the USA by providing them opportunities to interact with other children ?

If you have any interest in homeschooling, could you please share your views on the pros and cons ?

Thank you for sharing your experience,

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. It's been like that since 1972, and it's mostly because Amish people wanted to keep their kids out of public schools due to religious reasons.
I think that homeschooling should be the last option. Kids get a lot of good things from going to school. They learn to interact with other people, and they start understanding how it all works.
I help my kids with school when they struggle. For example, my daughter had problems with reading comprehension 2nd grade, and we worked it out together. She likes going to school, and I could never take that from her.

When somebody has doubts - to deal with homeschooling or not to deal - I always ask to weigh all the pros and cons; only with a clear understanding of this matter, you can try it. And yes, it's legal in the USA.
I suppose that homeschooling became more possible over the last year since online learning grows during the quarantine time in general.