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Can we take field trips?Part 1

Of course, you can take field trips when homeschooling. Actually, field trips for homeschoolers are highly recommended more so than those in traditional schools. Field-trips done through homeschooling have several benefits. Firstly, it adds to your child's’ learning experience. You want to ensure that your trips are always fun, yet educational. Taking educational base field-trips adds understanding to subject lessons as well as relate them to real-life scenarios and makes them practical to everyday life. </font></font></p> </body></html>

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Is Homeschooling Legal?

Without a doubt, homeschooling is legal in all 50 States of the U.S. since 1993;  That is just about where the similarity ends. Laws and regulations regarding homeschooling vary from state to state.  It is a good idea to check out your state laws regarding homeschooling before you start educating your child at home. This will prevent any unseen surprises on the way. If you have to move, you will need to be aware of any tests or exams that your child may need to take.     You can get valuable information about the legalities of homeschooling in Alabama...

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What is Homeschooling?

Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than school. Home education is usually conducted by a parent, tutor, or online teacher.  The laws that define homeschooling vary from state to state. For most children, the actual process of learning begins much before school. Many children already know their alphabets, the names of animals, colors, and other more complicated stuff before they reach school. This is mostly due to the hard work of a member of the family who has taken the time to teach the child. Homeschooling is...

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Should my child study every subject everyday?

It is of the utmost importance that a student's learning experience be structured and regular. It is our standard policy to encourage parents to not only maintain regular school hours but to also set a schedule (set time of day) for each subject per child. While a child's interests and learning style should be considered when developing their school schedule, the most important thing is that the schedule is maintained. Additionally, Interfaith Academy also reminds our parents to take great care to not only be their child's "teacher" during school hours; but also after school hours, to implement a daily...

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What is the best time to start my homeschool each day? How long should it last? 

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Homeschool parents have the liberty to choose the schedule that works best for their family. With that being said, Interfaith Academy suggests that parents keep the standard or "normal" school day hours that public schools students in their state keep.  Each state's policies are different. However in Alabama, for example, the state's requirement for all students is 6 hours (refers to instructional hours only excluding lunch, recess, etc). Even if you live in a state other than Alabama, we have found that maintaining school hours with 6 hours of instructional time between 8 am -3 pm is very effective.  Maintaining regular...

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