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Homeschooling Resources

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Overview

Basic information about beginning to homeschool and what to expect.

The Homeschool Mom: NYS

This website has a list of quick links of everything from NY homeschooling laws, to support groups, to events.

Homeschool New York: LEAH

This page of links has some good general information about getting started.

Kids Out and About: Surprise! You’re Homeschooling! Here are some tips

This article has some good overall information and a short list of resources at the end.

New York State Education Department: Home Instruction Overview

General information, Q&A, and more about homeschooling in New York State.

Curriculum

Unsure of where to start when it comes to curriculum? The following links are good places to do some research and decide what is best for your family.

EngageNY

This site is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department [NYSED] to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. This is the official web site for current materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Agenda.

Additionally, the FAQ page gives good information about the curriculum on this website and its use.

The Homeschool Mom: How to Choose the Best Homeschool Curriculum

A helpful article about picking the right curriculum for your child.

New York State Education Department Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Information and links about standards and curriculum resources, regulations and guidance resources, and special programs and initiatives.

Sanity Saving Sites

View and download a list of resources to help support your homeschooling (or hybrid and remote learning) family created by Tonia Burton from the Central Library of Rochester.

Local Groups/Co-ops

Follow the link to learn more about each group. They all offer something a little different, so you may need to do some reading to find one that is right for you and your family.

View and download a comprehensive List of Local Rochester-Area Homeschool Support Groups, Co-ops, and Programs Listing created by Linda Fantauzzo by clicking the button below:

Local Libraries

Many local libraries have online resource lists for children and parents to take advantage of. These links are just one part of each library’s website – don’t forget to see what else each library has to offer, such as free programs or materials you can borrow.

School District Requirements

Local school districts may have special rules and procedures you need to follow in order to homeschool. The following links will provide you with information about what each school district requires, as well as some additional information, forms, etc. If you don’t see your school district on this list, you may need to contact them via telephone.

Need help with paperwork? View and download a Generic Homeschool Yearly Paperwork template, created by Jennifer Cesare from the Central Library of Rochester, by clicking the button below:

Books & Kits

The following books are owned by at least one library in MCLS. Clicking on the title will bring you to the online catalog.

Owned by Gates Public Library

Ultimate HomeschoolThe Brave LearnerHomeschooling: The Teen YearsThe Homeschooling Book of Answers

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book

The Brave Learner

Homeschooling:

The Teen Years

The Homeschooling Book of Answers

by Guy Bailey by Julie Bogart by Cafi Cohen by Linda Dobson

100 Top Picks The Well-Adjusted Child Homeschooling Step-by-Step The Homeschooling Handbook

100 Top Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum

The Well-Adjusted Child

Homeschooling Step-by-Step

The Homeschooling Handbook

by Cathy Duffy by Rachel Gathercole by LauraMaery Gold by Mary Griffith

The Homeschooler's Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts Homeschooling for Dummies A Parents Guide to Homeschooling The Complete Guide to Homeschooling

The Homeschooler's Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts

Homeschooling for Dummies

A Parents Guide to Homeschooling

The Complete Guide to Homeschooling

by Loretta Heuer by Jennifer Kaufeld by Tamra B. Orr by John R. Perry

Mary Pride's Complete Guide Home Learning Year by Year

Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling

Home Learning Year by Year

by Mary Pride by Rebecca Rupp

Owned by Other Libraries in MCLS

View and download a list of Homeschool Kits available by branch by clicking the button below: