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How do I order your instructional DVDs? I don't see a link. Diane's Reply: I'm so sorry, but I have never created any instructional DVDs. You will
Can I homeschool my child and still make sure she can be in some type of pre-ap level? My daughter wants to homeschool for the next few months but I have
My son is behind at public school. We want to pull him out of public school and home school to catch up and then send him back. He is in the fourth grade,
The story: The ten-year-old boy had no memory of his parents or even his real name. Faced with abuse, he ran away from the orphanage and lived on the
Larry and Susan Kaseman are retiring from their Wisconsin Parents Association staff positions. Below is only part of their letter:
Susan and I have had a long and rewarding experience serving WPA, Susan as Senior Program Specialist and I as Executive Director. It’s been 32 years, and we find ourselves in our early 70’s and wanting to spend more time with our grandchildren, do more gardening, take more photographs, and do more reading and writing. We will undoubtedly become involved in other projects. We will also see many of you at the WPA conference in May.
Over the past two years, we have worked with the WPA Board to ensure a successful transfer of the WPA work we have been doing to others. We are pleased to say that this effort has been fruitful. Two very strong, capable, and committed women who are long-time and currently active homeschoolers and WPA supporters, will be doing the work that Susan and I have been doing.
Beginning January 1, 2016, Pamela Roland will be WPA’s President and Jen Lynch will be WPA’s Executive Director. Pamela and Jen have worked very well with Susan and me in making this transition.
It’s also a good feeling to be leaving when WPA is on solid ground. Over the past two years, WPA membership has grown, the conference has increased to over 800 attendees, donations are up, and more homeschoolers are sharing their time and talents with WPA. We expect these increases to continue as homeschoolers continue to support WPA as the committed Wisconsin homeschoolers that we are.
It’s a testament to the strength of homeschoolers and WPA that this transition of work has not been done in haste, is working so smoothly, and that WPA work will continue to be done with a level of moral and ethical commitment to the principles WPA has established over the years. This feels very good to Susan and me, and our thanks go to Pamela and Jen.
And thank you to all the homeschoolers who have supported WPA and Susan and me over the past 32 years. WPA is a grassroots organization and your commitments to your families, to homeschooling, and to WPA have given us strength, energy, and joy.
Larry and Susan Kaseman
Does seat work have to be sent in with the accredited study? Reply from Jamie: No, daily assignments don't need to be sent in, just the tests. Otherwise
Do you still need a homeschool umbrella with Abeka Academy DVD program? Reply to Umbrella for Academy: Cece, Here in Wisconsin, to my knowledge, we
I am going to use Abeka DVD in the fall and my daughter will be in 9th grade. She has already done physical science and 9th grade English in a tutorial
I want to homeschool my son in 2015-2016 for 3rd grade for religious reasons. I can't get a clear grasp on the Nevada state laws as to whether or not I
It is a nice family movie showing what can be accomplished with hard work and determination. There are no language issues, no worldview issues, and no
My 14 year old asks for homeschooling on a daily basis. I ask him all the time if someone is bothering him or if he's being bullied and his answer is
In an effort to reduce truancy in Brown County, Wisconsin, police officers are enforcing the county's 1998 daytime curfew ordinance. You will find WPA's information helpful should you be approached by anyone asking questions.
If a police officer questions you, WPA suggests you follow these general principles:• Stay calm and be polite.• Know and exercise your legal rights.• To protect your homeschooling freedoms, civil rights, and privacy, do only the minimum that is required to avoid having the situation become more serious.• Make sure any young people who will not be accompanied by an adult while they are out in public in the Green Bay area during conventional school hours are prepared to talk with police officers. Consider practicing with them.• For adults only: Explain that children who are accompanied by their parents are exempt from the Daytime Curfew ordinance. If necessary, show them a copy of the ordinance (see below).• For both adults and unaccompanied young people: Explain that you are a homeschooler and homeschoolers have the legal right to set their own calendars and schedules. If necessary, show the officer your PI-1206 form, including the information you have printed on the back (see below).• Don’t volunteer any additional information. Don’t outline the schedule your homeschool follows. Don’t try to explain that whatever you were doing is part of your curriculum. Volunteering such information may lead the police officer to ask you more questions or report you to a school official or social service worker for more investigation.• In addition, WPA does not advise homeschooled parents to provide their children with written proof that their child has been excused from attending school at a particular time for two reasons. First, using the PI-1206 form to establish that the child is a homeschooler should be sufficient to prevent the child or parent from being arrested. Second, providing such excuses invites more questions.