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Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook:
Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice

by Cafi Cohen
The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation.
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I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
~ Agatha Christie


    Homeschooling ... Home education ... Family-based education ... Relaxed schooling ... Unschooling ... No matter what you call it, it works!

    LeapingFromTheBox.com provides a wealth of homeschool information.

    • General - General homeschool advice, resources and links for beginning homeschoolers and also home educators experiencing burnout and needing a fresh approach.
    • Methods - There are many approaches to homeschooling. If your first attempt has not worked well, maybe another method will better suit your family.
    • Unschooling - Unschooling is the method our family used in our homeschooling journey.
    • FAQs - Answers to many of the most common questions about homeschooling.
    • Books - Homeschooling and unschooling books that I personally found helpful in my quest for homeschooling knowledge and information.
    • Math - A compilation of resources that homeschoolers have found to be useful. My family has used many of these resources and others were recommended by fellow homeschoolers. Books, textbooks, computer software, board games, card games, and websites are among the resources listed.
    • Homeschooling Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Group, Message Boards, Associations, Forums and Newsletters Directory. - Our homeschooling journeys are enhanced by support, both online and local. Here you will find hundreds of groups and lists, categorized in various ways (by state, by religion, by learning styles, etc.).

    LeapingFromTheBox.com has a special section for Alabama homeschoolers.

    • Alabama Homeschooling - Alabama homeschool laws, what is a church school, and how to choose a church school for families wishing to home educate or unschool in Alabama.
    • Alabama Church Schools Directory - A directory of many Alabama church schools open for enrollment to Alabama homeschoolers.
    • Alabama Homeschool Co-Operatives - Homeschooling co-ops in all areas of the state of Alabama.
    • Alabama Support Groups - Find local and statewide homeschooling support to enhance your Alabama homeschooling experience.
    • Alabama Homeschooling FAQs - How to homeschool legally in Alabama, along with many other questions/answers specific to Alabama homeschooling.
    • Alabama Church School Questionnaire - Questions to consider for those who are seeking a church school (homeschool covering, umbrella) in order to homeschool (home educate) or unschool in Alabama.

    All listings in the Alabama section are updated every summer, so the information is current and useful. Check it out!


    ~ Karen

    Remember to visit the Articles and Resources sections. There you will find articles about homeschooling, unschooling, and life, along with reviews on books, software, games, and other resources we have used in our homeschooling journey.

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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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Homeschooling the Child with Autism
Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall
This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home.

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