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Old 07-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #11
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We don't follow the public school schedule to a T, but we do August to April or May depending on what breaks we've taken throughout the school year and what kind of progress we've made in our lessons.

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Our local board requires 180 days of school. However we only have 160 lessons but by the time you add in field trips and extra things it takes us there. We do Fall to Spring. We live near the beach so I can't imagine doing school in the summer when we all want to be at the beach instead. Last year we started right after Labor Day (after public school) and finished the end of May (before public school). It worked for us so I plan to continue it next year.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #13
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We are doing year round schooling so we can let life happen and not worry about getting it all done during the public school system calender.
We are doing year round for this same reason.
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We are doing year round because we can be WAY more relaxed about it. We don't have an hour or day requirements (thankfully).
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We are doing year round schooling so we can let life happen and not worry about getting it all done during the public school system calender. We also have to have 180 days averaging 4 hours a day.
This is why we will be schooling year round also. We also have to document 180 days with 4 hours per day
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Nice suggestions! Makes me want to homeschool year-round next year!
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We are doing year round because we can be WAY more relaxed about it. We don't have an hour or day requirements (thankfully).
This is us. We use a charter school, but we are able to get the next years curriculum in advance to continue ahead:-)
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

We are year round here. If I let Kearnan take more than a week or two as a break he starts loosing information. It is like it melts right out of his brain. I find it easier to just work at our own pace year round than worry about getting everything in in a certain amount of time. We also don't have any set number of days or hours here.
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Another year round HS-er here. We always start in August as far as new curriculum goes. But I'm about to switch to starting in January. All things HS related always slows down around the holidays so I want to make that our "summer break." We'll still do math if nothing else but it will still be more of a break. And I REALLY want to start a garden so things would slow down during that time too. If I ever get the dern garden started.
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