Suggested Sequence for getting started in Home Schooling:
- Read - books, magazines, catalogs, and
anything you can get your hands on. This will help you develop your own
philosophy of education and goals for your homeschool. It will
also familiarize you with materials available, whether curriculum or
other resources. See our Reading List. RIGHT has placed many books
into the RI Cooperating Libraries system as well.
- If applicable to your philosophy, survey curriculum options for your children and make necessary purchases. See our Curriculum pages.
- Get aquainted with R.I. State laws regarding homeschooling. See our Legal Page.
a local support group. R.I.G.H.T. has statewide support and
chapters that meet geographically. Contact us for a complimentary
PDF copy of our monthly newsletter.
- Send a "Letter
of Intent" to your superintendent. Here is a sample. After receiving your
your school district may contact you to inform you of other
"requirements" they may have. Be sure to look over RI law to see if
these requirements are within the law. You can also speak with
your RIGHT chapter leader for advice on how other homeschoolers handle
correspondence with your particular school district or again, contact us.
teaching! You probably already are. Be flexible. Relax. Enjoy your children!