Homeschooling became the new normal in 2020 because of a pandemic. Social distancing became a safety protocol. This made a significant impact on educational decisions. Public and private schools revamped their curriculum to accommodate distance learning. Online classes for all ages became the norm. All a lot of parents are all of a sudden interested on what homeschooling is all about.
Some friends started asking what is the difference between homeschooling with a provider and independent homeschooling?
Homeschooling Provider vs. Independent Homeschooling
One of the major differences is accreditation. Accreditation helps you track the grade level of your child. When you enroll with a homeschool provider they help you with the following paper works: issuance of transcript of records; processing of the Learner Reference Number (LRN), a strong support group, among others. With independent homeschooling you take care of all the paper works. Your child also needs to take the Department of Education’s Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) or the Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E ) Exam under the Alternative Learning System (ALS) if you decide to transfer him to a regular school or when it is time to go to college.
Homeschool Provider can be more expensive. Independent Homeschooling is a cheaper option. A homeschool provider gives you many options on what curriculum you choose. With Independent Homeschooling the curriculum depends on you and you are free to choose whatever you like.
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Homeschool Providers in the Philippines
There are many different homeschool providers in the Philippines. I will only mention just a few. You may check on their websites for more information.
Homeschool Global- http://www.homeschoolglobal.com/
Catholic Filipino Academy – http://www.catholicfilipinoacademy.com
School of Tomorrow- http://sotphil.net/
Peniel Integrated Christian Academy Home Education Program – https://www.facebook.com/peniel.christianacademy1
Victory Christian International School’s HomeStudy Program (VCIS Homeschool) – http://vcishomestudy.edu.ph/
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Free Homeschooling Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 10
Since most of us are homeschooling these days here are some free homeschooling resources we can download.
TRIGONOMETRY, GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA, STATISTICS
DEPED COMMONS LEARNING MATERIALS
READING AND LISTENING MATERIALS
Hang in there
It can be overwhelming at first and it seems you would like to give up. It will get better with time.
Patience, patience, patience
You will hear various excuses from your child. You need to have more patience with them. There are good days and there will be bad days. An extra added patience will make the day better.
Enjoy the journey
Time is precious. Enjoy each moment with your child. We are given the time to make an impact to our child. Enjoy the journey.
Enjoy your homeschooling this year.