When do you start your school year??

Angela - posted on 06/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Just wondering what the average homeschool start date is? We usually start right after labor day... but I haven't been finishing up until mid June!

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Robin - posted on 07/28/2009

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I'll be starting my preschooler on Aug 17th just like when her big sis goes to school. I like to try and keep up with the school year and since I use the Abeka curriculum it works out perfect. I plan on setting up days off when my oldest is home also. So we'll probably be done in May. I live in Florida and deffinately cannot wait for this HOT weather to cool off so I can send her out to play without getting dehydrated and sweating to death.

Stephanie - posted on 07/14/2009

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In Georgia, we must have 180 school days. But, what most people do is set their school year for a full year that way you have plenty of time to get in all your days. We start August 21st or 22nd. That way we are normally done by end of May, early June.

Beth - posted on 07/13/2009

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We usually start the first or second week of August. This allows for more time. It also makes it easier to schedule some flex time when we need a break (usually in the Spring). We are usually finished early in May, but the early start lets us finish our year with 3 day weeks. We are required to attend 180 days, but we usually end up with 185-195. It depends on how well I feel the curriculum has been covered and how long the review/testing takes.

Susan - posted on 07/03/2009

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We start back at the end of July. We work two to three days a week until mid August when tutorials start. Usually, we are done by the first or second week of May depending on how much time we take off in the fall and at Christmas.
I've found it easier to work that way so we'll have time to play as spring approaches and everyone is ready to get outside.

Tam - posted on 06/30/2009

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Angela,



We are in a state that requires 1,000 hours of instruction per year, so we pretty much homeschool year round, just to be on the safe side (and have shorter days and take breaks, etc).



That said, we start our "core" work in late August and tend to go through May. A lot of our art, home ec, fun science experiments, etc., we do through the summer months that way we are always learning, but the kids get a break from "heavy" books.

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