How to Start Homeschooling in Huntsville

“I’m thinking seriously about homeschooling my kids, but I don’t know where to start! Can you help me?” We get this question A LOT from readers, and yes, it can be overwhelming! RCM works with all sorts of local educators and schools – public, private, and homeschoolers. We have a wealth of resources to share for families who want to start homeschooling in Huntsville.

Why Homeschool?

There’s a huge variety of reasons why people homeschool. It’s a huge decision, and one that should never be taken lightly.

All the Reasons Why People Homeschool
Parents choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: opposition to what the schools are teaching; opposition to what the schools are not teaching; learning style of the child(ren); political, religious, or cultural reasons. It’s as varied and personal as the number of people who do it.

So You’re Considering Homeschooling
This is an open letter to one homeschooling mom to another mom considering it… and to anyone else out there who’s finally made the decision or is leaning heavily in that direction.

Getting Started

OK, you’ve made the decision to homeschool! Now what? This is the biggest place families get bogged down, and these articles can help you work through the beginning process.

First Steps
All about legalities in Alabama and considering a curriculum.


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How on Earth Do you Do It?
Four ways one family makes homeschooling work for them.

Counting the School Days
What counts as educational in a school day? The answer might surprise you.

Lesson Plans & Your Schedule
Finding the right schedule that works for both student AND teacher is key to a successful homeschooling journey.

Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

Figuring out which curriculum to use is a big part of the “getting started” process. One question we hear often is “What curriculum does my preschooler/kindergartener need?” The answer: NONE. Here’s why.


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Tackling Homeschooling Challenges

Why We Aren’t Weird

The ‘S’ Word… Socialization

Back to School… When You Homeschool

Getting Your Kid to School When It’s at Home

All About That Space


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Can We Play Competitive Sports?

Interest-Based Homeschooling

Homeschooling with STEAM

Finally, we’ve put together the Ultimate Homeschooling Guide to Huntsville, a quick reference for classes, forums, cover schools, and other programs that you’ll need to keep handy!

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