Here in Edmonton we have three types of homeschooling:
- Online 100% Government Curriculum
- Blended Government Curriculum and Traditional Home School: the percentage varies based upon how many government curriculum ‘courses’ you use.
- Traditional Home Schooling: 100% your own curriculum.
We decided to go with option two since we are home schooling newbies. I was assured that there was lots of flexibility as to schedules, progress of work, and content. Think again.
I contacted my sons government employee/math ‘teacher’ to ask if he would make the entire years math curriculum available online – short answer – no. Based upon his ‘current teaching assignment’ he could not juggle a student that gets an entire years program finished in a month or two. 😦
So I guess we will be moving to a ‘traditional home schooling’ format and designing our own curriculum based upon my son’s interests and needs. So I guess my next decision is whether to use the Government Curriculum, buy a curriculum somewhere else, or create our own.