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Where do I find NON RELIGIOUS homeschooling information/resources in Washington state?

I want to learn more about homeschooling because my kid gets in trouble in school. I have to be able to make good with my threat of pulling him out of school. So I want to educate myself more about homeschooling... but all the sites and numbers I find are for religious groups... I have no intent of teaching my son about religion until he's old enough not to become a brainwashed idiot.

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I'm just waiting for the religionists to become offended and start criticizing. I'm glad you have no intent of this, though; at least somebody's being intelligent

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I can't answer this question because I know nothing on the subject, but I do love the way she worded the details. Bravo for you Rachael! And I like your answer as well. ^-^
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Yeah, so do I. the believers must be fuming with rage. I don't really know anything about the subject either but if I ever have a child and they come home talking about god or religion, i'd immediately take them out of school. and it's strange, too. so many believers say that religion has been taken out of schools and yet it's hard just to find any homeschooling or any schools that have some kind of religion in them
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Thanks guys. I have nothing against religion, it works for a lot of people I know. I just don't need that in MY house. I didn't realize until trying to find resources that soooo many of the people who home school and the organizations that support it are mostly Christians.
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It's not that religion works for people, it's just that people do their own things and their confidence that it's going to work is what makes it work
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I know. They just started a Christian after school club here at my school, and it irks me. I'm Wiccan. Welcome Rachael.
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You know something? I've noticed that the way a lot of Christians act, they remind me of us nosey americans. they have to be in everything. if they don't like it, then it must change. if others don't like it, then oh well. they have the right to assemble freely, but every other religion doesn't. they have the right to get in everyone's business. I can see why a lot of America is Christian.
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And anyone who doesn't agree needs to smile and politely keep quiet as to avoid the crazy people wrath. =p
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well, I'm surprised they haven't gotten on here yet. you don't need to worry about deamonchild. she's cool. just don't disrespect religion too much. but i'm still waiting for them all
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Like I said I'm Wiccan. I try to stay out of religious things, and in the background. However there are times when it's hard to keep my mouth shut, and then well: Let's get ready to Ruuuuuuummmmbllllle! Lol I've never gotten in a fist fight with a Christian though. I also don't have disrespect for the religion itself, I have disrespect for those who try to convert others. I was raised Christian, but it never felt right for me. My family understood, and supported me when (after a few years of studying Not practicing it) I decided to become Wiccan. I'm also American.
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Well, I use nvva (Nevada Virtual Academy) It's pretty cool. More freedom, more time with teachers if need be. Look for something like that.

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Thanks, I'll look into that. =)
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I have the same problem except i am the one learning that shit, and oh boy does it suck. I mean its disgusting how they teach the history and everything else. I am glad you are avoiding that mass. I wish my mom would of done me the honor of that. If you do find sites with courses you can choose from can you comment back on this. I am a big fan of history, and i hate having to learn it from the bible, and its such a big change since i was in a public school before this.

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Each state has various requirements and rules. When we home schooled our daughter in Maryland, well over 15 years ago, we were given a list of requirements such as to test out of first grade level the child needed to be able to read at a certain level, be able to do math at a certain level etc They were supposed to check all her work, they never did. But we did have her tested on a regular basis. You would be assigned a particular public school and there you would take the child and tests would be administered and then an evaluation would come in the mail. I am not knocking the "religious" programs they are in many cases well worth the expense and experience but you have to be open to them. I suggest you check the rules in Washington and go from there. Now once you are into it do not hesitate to go to the religious book stores that carry home schooling supplies and materials. Outside of the religious material the prices and varieties of supplies and materials are usually very inexpensive. Don't let the "religious label" keep you from the best stuff. Good luck.

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Check into Live-education dot com.( I had to spell out the address here.)It is not religious but is a Waldorf based home schooling program school in California. You do know that these programs cost a lot of money, right? And you have to be willing to put the time into it. So using it as a threat can be an expensive venture. These programs have field trips included into the program and it's not something you just set your kid in front of the computer. So don't do this out of anger at the public school system or your child but do it out of love for your child.

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I don't mean it as punishment, but I have brought it up a possibility to him, it's only a threat because he doesn't want to be home schooled. And oh boy it sure will be expensive and stressful. I was home schooled myself up until 4th grade. I've already apologized to my mother for those years. =p

This just feels like the best option lately, my school is understaffed and my kid is socially very awkward due to some changes in his home environment.
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Well I had to write the address out longhand or they would have deleted my answer but I believe they have several examples on line on how their program works and it is "nature-based"'learning (you know those Californians haha). I beliece it is something you would enjoy looking at. Contact. rainbow@live-education.com The dash goes in-between the live and the education.
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Thank you very much. =)
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Before you pull him out of school, you might want to have him tested for being gifted, having ADHD or a learning disorder, Our son had ADHD and was gifted, was in trouble all the time, was getting D's and really having a hard time. After they tested him, the school put him on a program and he started getting A's within a few weeks. He also started to behave in school. You can talk to the school counselor about testing and there is no cost to you. It can make all the difference in the world for your child. Take care.

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The kid is smart as a whip, does great as far as math, reading, sign language, etc. He behaves well at home as well. It's just when he is outside of my overbearing presence and surrounded by other children his age that he starts to act up. His main trouble is that he will argue technicalities like a lot of kids his age. For example, he wasn't kicking something, he was touching it with his foot. Or something he did was an accident in his words, when it clearly was not. I don't engage him in argument, I just tell him that his actions cause me to take action with a consequence that matches this situation. He clearly has an issue with authority.
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Yes but this advice is good advice. He needs to be tested and it will give you all sorts of information on where in his thinking he is having trouble and it's a VERY expensive testing procedure a person does with your child one on one and you get it for free through the school system. But you MUST say also check for ADHD or they won't . This will also help you at home too as they will go over all the results with you and explain it all. This is great advice.
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