How to Add Socializing to Your Homeschooling

Posted by ICON School on Jul 8, 2020 2:48:32 PM

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Before many families make the choice to change to homeschooling, they have concerns about the socialization their child will receive while being homeschooled. It can often seem like being at home all the time and not in a school environment would pause their social development with peers. However, this never has to be the case. Like everything with homeschooling, it just takes some planning and special effort to avoid this problem.

Take Summer School Classes Online

Posted by ICON School on May 26, 2020 3:57:42 PM

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Summer school isn't what it used to be -- in a good way! Forget the images of kids cooped up in hot classrooms with poor lighting and boring teachers. That's not how summer school is anymore, especially if it's all done online! When a child takes online classes for summer school, they have the flexibility to work on their classes from anywhere that works best for them (and you, as their parent!).

What It's Like to Attend High School Online in Idaho

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Apr 12, 2020 12:30:00 PM

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Sometimes we avoid new things, like online public school, because we don’t know what to expect, and that can make us a little nervous. It’s totally natural.

Today we're here to tell you a bit about what it's like to attend ICON, a free public online school for Idaho students, so you have an understanding of what to expect if you're interested in enrolling. 

Homeschooling Special Needs Students

Posted by ICON School on Feb 19, 2020 2:14:10 PM

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There's plenty to consider when it comes to homeschooling your special education student. What kind of curriculum should you use? What records should you keep? How do you get the most out of every minute without overwhelming yourself or your child? At first, answering these questions might seem stressful, but with a little help in all the right places, you can make homeschooling a perfect fit for your family.

5 Key Benefits of Online High School

Posted by ICON School on Feb 12, 2020 1:56:00 PM

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Are you considering using the power of online learning for your high school education? As the internet becomes more prevalent, accessible, and mainstream, online school has continued to grow, and today there are online options for nearly every kind of student and designed for every level of education.

For many students, learning online is actually better than a brick-and-mortar school; it can even provide opportunities that would never be available through traditional schooling methods. The perks of this type of schooling includes flexibility based on your learning style and lifestyle, a comfortable space to work in, and the ability to gain additional skills that will be useful beyond the classroom. Let's look at five of the many benefits of online learning. 

Idaho Homeschool Requirements and Laws

Posted by ICON School on Feb 5, 2020 10:30:57 AM

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The state of Idaho gives parents options when it comes to their children's education. The government does not require students to attend an institution for schooling and allows parents or legal guardians to serve as instructors without formal certification. Idaho is very homeschool-friendly, with very few requirements for parents. There are, however, certain regulations that every parent must follow if they plan to homeschool their students.

Tips for Transitioning Your Student to an Online School

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Jan 29, 2020 2:54:00 PM

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Starting online high school can be an overwhelming time for both the student and the parent. Parents are likely to feel apprehensive about the child learning from home, and the child may be worried about missing friends and classmates he or she is used to seeing every day. But with a little research and preparation, any family might decide that this alternative to traditional schooling is right for them.