FAQs about Homeschooling
What Is Homeschooling?
Homeschooling is what it sounds like—school at home—but it’s much more than that. It’s stepping out of the traditional classroom of children all learning at the same rate into a one-on-one, flexible, individually paced education tailored to your child's learning style. If your child is flying through their math assignment and wants to go on to the next day’s lesson, they can with no class holding them back. But if another day they struggle to remember a foundational concept that was covered three weeks ago, you have the flexibility to go back and review it till they are confident again. People homeschool in many different ways; Some use a correspondence-type curriculum, others like to design their own, others pool their talents in local co-ops, and still others pick and choose a variety of different curriculum. You are unique and so is your child—homeschooling lets your child thrive in the environment that’s best suited to him or her.
Is homeschooling legal in Alabama?
Yes, homeschooling is legal in Alabama, as in all U.S.. states.
Is Precept Christian School accredited?
No. We are a church school, a ministry of Mennonite Christian Fellowship in Atmore, AL and the laws do not require us to be. Alabama does not require Church Schools to be accredited as we do not provide curriculum for the students.
Who will be teaching my child?
You as the Child's Parent or guardian will teach your child.
Where do I get the material to teach my child?
You as the parent/teacher are responsible to find and purchase the curriculum that works best for your child and family’s needs.
Roland’s in Pensacola is a homeschool consignment store. Be sure to look on our Resource page for websites of vendors that sell curriculum.
What about selecting curriculum?
Cathy Duffy Reviews is a good online resource.
Join our Facebook group upon enrollment, as we post resources that we become aware of that may be of use to you.
Please note: The K12.com online virtual school has recently been established to offer their program in Alabama. If you desire to use K12 or any other free of charge virtual school program that is affiliated with the Alabama State Dept. of Education; you cannot be enrolled with Precept Christian School as this curriculum is federally funded and students enrolled are recognized as public school students.
Can My Child(ren) participate in sports programs within the public school system?
On April 12, 2016, the Alabama High School Athletics Association, approved a bill to permit "non-traditional students" a pathway to participation in public school athletic programs. The following link will explain the requirements that must be met in order to be considered for enrollment in public school sports programs in the state: Press Release
What is HSLDA? (Home School Legal Defense Association)
“Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. We provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to our 84,000+ member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.” www.hslda.org