Grand Rapids has Exceptional Support for Homeschool Families
Homeschooling parents have it all on their shoulders. Figuring out what are the best math, science, language arts, and history homeschool curriculum for your children is hard enough.
What about extracurriculars like art, music, and making sure your kids get some kind of physical education?
That’s where the incredible homeschool community here in West Michigan comes in.
Pandemic or not, West Michigan is probably one of the best areas to homeschool in our country. Partly because of the excellent homeschool education laws in Michigan, we have an extraordinarily large number of homeschooling families – some of whom have been teaching their own kids for more than 20 years.
We all have questions about the upcoming school year, even homeschoolers. If you are looking to see what is normally available to homeschoolers in West Michigan, you may be surprised by the numerous options.
Homeschooling 101 – Q&A Video
Considering Homeschool This Fall? You can Totally do It!
Given COVID 19 and all of the uncertainties surrounding the novel coronavirus, it doesn’t look like school this fall will be what many are accustomed to. That is leading many parents to consider homeschooling for the first time ever, and it can feel very overwhelming.
If kids are allowed to go back to the classrooms, is that even an option you want, given the uncertainties? What will your next school year be like? Should you officially give Michigan homeschool a try, even temporarily?
One of the great things about homeschooling in Michigan is flexibility. Another great thing is the community. You are very fortunate in that if you do give this a go, even if you intend to only do it for a single school year or a semester, you are surrounded by resources that can help you make this work for your family.
For the past 20 years, I’ve been educating my six children at home. There will be an adjustment period and you’ll have hard days, but you can do this. Homeschooling can be so rewarding. You just need to find what works for your family.
So, what do you need to know about Michigan homeschooling?
Grand Rapids’ Homeschool Community is Thriving
Though not a homeschool “pioneer,” I’ve been a homeschool mom for 21 years. Back in the day, my circle of friends and I would bring our little preschoolers together to do crafts, go on field trips, and have playtime. We even put on a rather “extravagant” pageant one Christmas.
Those kids are all adults now and looking back, we did just fine. We stumbled, fumbled, supported, corrected, and cheered one another on as we figured out just how to make this work and make it work well.
Today new homeschoolers have options upon options. Read on to find some jumping off points for you to find great ideas to add to your homeschool curriculum.