Is your homeschool group open to including everyone (inclusive)? An inclusive homeschool group allows everyone to join regardless of their method of homeschooling and that includes students public-school-at-home students. Should public school-at-home parents be joining your homeschool group? Some leaders grapple with the question of whether their group should be inclusive or more exclusive.
I the Facebook group I Am a Homeschool Group Leader a question was asked about the pros and cons of mixing homeschool and public-school-at-home students. The discussion had many homeschool leaders contributing their experiences and reason for their group’s decision. In this episode of the HomeschoolCPA podcast, Carol Topp will share some of the reasons that leaders gave to allow public-school-at-home students in your group:
- Openness to all regardless of their choice of homeschool methods
- A desire to help everyone concerned about their children’s education
- The parents feel like they are homeschooling and still need support
- Public-school-at-home parents see the freedom that traditional homeschoolers have and many switch to traditional homeschooling.
- The group feels that they are stronger together, especially when facing legislative battles
In the podcast Carol mentioned a Facebook group for homeschool leaders, I am a Homeschool Group Leader. Join 400+ homeschool leaders for ideas, encouragement and respective exchange of ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/
How to Start Them, Run Them and not Burn Out
Need more information on how to start and run a homeschool co-op? Carol Topp’s book, Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out is packed with helpful tips and advice from other homeschool leaders.
Starting a homeschool co-op can be easy! This book Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out will give you ideas, inspiration, tips, wisdom and the tools you need to start a homeschool co-op, run it and not burn out!
Carol Topp, CPA