In reading over the county superintendent's acception letter for our homeschool I noticed that it said that we have to commit to 180 days of instruction at about 5 hours per day.
Okay, no problem. I agreed to that.
BUT. . .
Why is it fair that I start at the same time as the local public school, and I have to instruct more?
In looking over the public school calendar and my school calendar, I see several problems with this.
First problem: There are only 178 days on our local school calendar.
Problem #2: There are MANY 2 hour early dismissal and 2 hour school delay days.
Problem #3: There are 5 calamity days that do not have to be made up for acclimate weather.
Problem #4: Students are allowed to miss five days per grading term. That's 20 days a year that they are allowed to miss without being considered truant.
So, do the math, a public school student may only be receiving educational instruction for 153 days a year vs. the 180 days a year that I, as a homeschool instructor am committed to.
Now, I plan on schooling all year round, and as you can see, I even school on the weekends (mostly interest based), but it still seems like the state standards should be the same whether public, private, or homeschool.
What do you think? Do you summer school? What do your days look like?