Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in High School

Posted by ICON School on Jun 6, 2023 1:54:37 PM


Whether you're brand-new to the homeschooling game or you're a long-time homeschooler watching the ninth grade loom on the horizon, the chances are that you're worried about those high school years--and that's okay! Homeschooling is a journey you don't have to take alone. At ICON, we believe in the power of partnership and are here to provide the support and resources you need to succeed in homeschooling during this crucial phase.

Homeschooling vs. Online School: Understanding the Differences and Making an Informed Choice

Posted by ICON School on Feb 24, 2021 2:30:56 PM


The surge in online and virtual school options has led to confusion between traditional homeschooling curriculums and online schools. However, it's crucial to recognize the significant disparities between these two educational approaches, including their structure, design, and administration. This article aims to clarify these differences, enabling you to make an informed decision about the benefits of online school for your family.

How to Add Socializing to Your Homeschooling

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


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.

Homeschooling Special Needs Students

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


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.

Idaho Homeschool Requirements and Laws

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


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.