THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ROADSCHOOLING IN THE USA
When we traveled around Australia, we chose to teach our kids via distance education. We couldn’t homeschool on the road technically because we didn’t have a “home base”.
PROS & CONS
Distance Education while traveling had its good and bad points, but it was quite time-consuming, irrelevant at times and restrictive. But, I did like it in a lot of ways as well.
Why I chose to homeschool on the road, or in other words, roadschooling?
This time I couldn’t register the girls for homeschooling in Australia so the only option was distance education.
you are considering homeschooling your child on the road, take into consideration
– Your children’s needs, level, and learning ability – How your child learn – Your ability to take on homeschooling, or roadschooling. Can you be diligent, committed and patient? – The travel experiences and what your kids can gain from it and how can you take advantage of these opportunities for growth and learning. – What is the future of your child’s schooling? Will they return to traditional school or will you be a forever homeschooler? – What are the laws, regulations, and conditions around homeschooling in your state or country?
Registering for homeschooling
I asked a couple of family travel Facebook groups for help. They provided lots of useful tips and information about homeschooling regulations which helped me feel at ease. I also spoke to Kalyra’s school principal.
I will register them as homeschoolers when we get to the US. From my research, registering for homeschooling in the USA could be an easy process. Each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to registering for homeschooling. Ensure you do your due diligence as there may be documentation requirements.
IT'S DIFFERENT EVERYWHERE
I DON'T WANT THEM TO BE AT A DISADVANTAGE
I will be keeping an eye on curriculum outcomes for both Australia and the US to ensure that I cover them in case we settle in either country.
YOU CAN LEARN ANYWHERE
With the way we travel, we often partner with tourism boards. This means we probably do more activities and tours than the average traveler.
OPENS YOUR MIND
I have a gazillion examples of how travel has empowered my children in so many different ways and how easy roadschooling, or unschooling can be. Swipe up now to see the reasons & resources I've provided for other parents considering Roadschooling!