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Absolutely! You can start homeschooling your teen at any time—even if they have completed a few years of high school. Make sure to get a partial transcript from the public or private high school and add those classes to your student’s final transcript.

For more information about homeschooling through high school, click here

Yes, and often parents find that the homeschool setting allows their children to thrive! There are many resources available—from diagnostic testing and specialized curriculum to supportive or therapeutic services and more. HSLDA offers many free resources to help you get started on your special needs homeschooling journey.

There are many ways to track your child’s progress, such as report cards, transcripts, work samples, book lists, attendance records, and test scores (just to name a few). For more information on recordkeeping, click here.

Note that some state laws require that certain records be kept. You can find homeschool laws (including any recordkeeping requirements) for all 50 states and US territories on our interactive legal map.

Yes. And it can be a great option! Whether your child has a physical or mental disability or a specific learning disability, homeschooling may be the best option to help them thrive educationally. You may not be a special education expert, but you are an expert on your child!

Check out your state’s special needs provisions to see regulations that may apply to your homeschool. And please visit our Special Needs page to access free articles and other resources.
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Poetry With Kids / Might Not Be As Hard To Do / As You Think It Is

Acrostics, Anagrams, and Cinquains, oh my! Check out these ideas for teaching poetry to your kids!
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Can I Homeschool and Work Full-time?

Can you work full-time and homeschool your kids? Yes! Learn the essentials, creative scheduling, and practical solutions in this free webinar!
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How to Choose or Change Your Homeschool Curriculum

How do I know what homeschool curriculum is right for my child and me? What if it isn’t working? When can I change? What does state law say? Watch this webinar!
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Teaching Multiple Levels

Teaching multiple grades at once can feel overwhelming! Here are some practical tips from a seasoned homeschool mom.
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You Can Homeschool with Special Needs!

Can I homeschool my child who struggles with learning or has special needs? YES! Watch webinar on starting, IEPs, SEPs, therapy, curriculum, accommodations.
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Every Parent is a Teacher

No matter what career path you choose, you will always be a teacher, because that’s what parenting is.
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Helping Your Child Love Learning Q&A

Discover outside-the-box tips to nurture a growth mindset in your homeschool students—and equip and inspire them to love learning: watch this free webinar!
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Homeschooling Helps Family Adjust to New Normal

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Diamonds in the Rough

Homeschooling families flourish when they have the right materials. Learn how Compassion grant recipient Darcel and her children have benefited from their homeschool experience!
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Between Three Cultures

Just as my Korean heritage and the American public education system could be blended, perhaps my expectations and the flexibility of homeschooling could come together, as well.
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