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Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements

Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements
For many homeschoolers, college follows shortly after graduation. Gaining college admission and scholarships is the concluding act of your homeschooling career. Let me show you how to do it. Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply ExplainedHomeschool law may not be the same as the law covering public or private schools. In Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool law is covered in an entirely different...
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Lisa Lane
I have been seeing that the high schools are changing their graduation requirements for different graduating years. For example, ... Read More
Monday, 24 February 2020 23:38
Lee Binz
Hi Lisa! Robin is absolutely correct - you only need to follow homeschool law graduation requirements, not public school graduatio... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:47
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your comment! You identified a really important point - all homeschool parents must watch homeschool current e... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:25
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What is Your High School Graduation Rate?

What is Your High School Graduation Rate?
Great news!  In The Great State of Washington, 24 kids out of 100 don't graduate high school!  Oh, wait... that's not good news!  When you really think of it, a 24% drop out rate is amazingly high! What is YOUR graduation rate?  What is the rate for your local high school?  What is the rate for your own homeschool?I know a LOT of homeschoolers, representing a huge variety of kids and educational styles, and I haven’t...
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Guest — Beth
"The state with the highest on-time graduation rate was Iowa, with 88 percent. The lowest was Nevada, with 62 percent. All of tho... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:51
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Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair

Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair
Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering FairSaturday, March 20th, 2010  2:00-5:00 p.m.New Location: First Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchYou are invited to attend the third annual "Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair" on 3/20/10 from 2-5 p.m. in Renton, WA.Attached is a Student Registration Form due 2/28/10. Each student needs an Adult Volunteer available at the fair to listen to other students' projects. Additional volunteers are needed for families with more than two children participating. Each student will give...
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Homeschool Foreign Language Requirements

Homeschool Foreign Language Requirements
Washington State requires 11 basic subjects during the 12 years of school.  The 11 required subjects are reading, writing, spelling, language, math, science, social studies, history, health, occupational education, and art and music appreciation. Do you notice anything that seems to be missing?  Linda did! I notice you didn't list a foreign language; once again is that only required for college entry but not for high school graduation?~Linda in WashingtonForeign language is not required from homeschoolers...
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Guest — Katherine
My daughter is really enjoying French with PowerSpeak this year! Thanks for your help in choosing language curriculum!
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 01:35
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Homeschool Requirements for Washington State History

Homeschool Requirements for Washington State History
I failed at teaching Washington State History, and I feel just horrible about it - I really do!  But I have great news.  You're off the hook!  Little known fact:  teaching Washington State History is *NOT* a requirement for homeschoolers.I attended one of your seminars and think I remember you saying that Washington history is not required for entry into college, but an employee at Homeschool Potpourri book store said that it is required for high...
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Guest — Lee
Sandra, Washington State History is ONLY required for public school children, and is NOT required by homeschoolers. If you choose... Read More
Friday, 07 March 2014 09:15
Guest — Sandra C.
It is important to keep in mind,though, that if you intend your child to go to high school or receive a state high school diploma ... Read More
Thursday, 06 March 2014 19:12
Guest — Lee
Klay, Homeschoolers do not have to follow the law for public school children, anymore than private school students do. We have to... Read More
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:44
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Washington State History Ideas

Washington State History Ideas
I recently sent out my quarterly Washington State newsletter, which mentioned (among other things) that state history is not a required subject in our homeschool law.  So many people have sent me some great information about Washington State History ideas, that I thought I should pass it along here!  I have permission to share these ideas.Hi Lee—something that we have done for several years as part of our Washington State curriculum has been to go to...
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