People are starting to panic about their choice to send their kids to public school. As homeschoolers, sometimes we look at the other side of the fence, and think the grass is greener over there by the public school. You may not realize how many public school parents are thinking the same thing about homeschooling!
When people ask me about pulling their kids out of public school for a while, "until they get up to grade level" or "just though this year," I have a hard time advising them. I know that some people want to know about homeschooling high school for a "respite" from public school. My expertise is homeschooling, and about how to homeschool independently. My expertise is NOT navigating the revolving door between educational options.
I believe homeschooling is a great way to educate kids, but I also know that it can be very difficult entering and exiting the public school system. Independent homeschooling is different than homeschooling for a few months or a year. If you think it is likely that your homeschooling time will be very short, and that your kids will be going back into public school and graduating with a public school, that is about the only situation where I recommend you consider some sort of accrediting agency.
Since my job is helping independent homeschoolers, I rarely hear much about accrediting agencies, other than the ones I've mentioned before.
(Washington State) Family Academy
I really don't know anything about them that can help (except they are expensive!) My job is to help independent homeschoolers. If you need something else, then contact an agency that can provide more of a "revolving door" with public schools.
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