What College Schedules Teach Us About Homeschooling

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Classes begin again today. Winter break is over. And as "my" college kids begin a new term, you may be wondering, "When should I start homeschooling?" I've been told that many people consider pulling out of public school this time of year. But won't you be behind? What schedule should you follow? Isn't there an optimal plan out there?

I tend to assume that someone has figured out the best time to start school and the perfect mix of school days and breaks to maximize learning. But if they have, they aren't sharing. Each school district and university follows its own routine. My alma mater has an interterm course, so Spring classes won't begin for another couple weeks. Another of "my" kids started his college classes last week.

In other words:
If colleges and universities can schedule as they see fit, you can too.

When is the best time to start homeschooling? If you haven't started yet, now would be great! <smile> Of course, you can wait. Your homeschool schedule should fit your family's needs. And the schedule included in your Sonlight homeschool curriculum is flexible enough to keep you on track while giving you space to start whenever you're ready.

Do you take specific breaks over the year? How did you choose your current schedule?

Remember: Homeschool Advisors are available to chat if you have any questions about starting your homeschool adventure now or tweaking your current homeschool plans.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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