Helpful Links to Get Started
Homeschooling in New York via Time4Learning
A great starting point to learn about NYS laws regarding homeschooling, record keeping, and testing. This also includes information about returning to public school, if one chooses.
Part 100.10 Regulations Document
This documents explains a variety of legal rules and regulations for homeschooling.
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Advocates for protecting the rights and freedoms of homeschooling families. A great resource for legal information and requirements.
NYSED Home Instruction Info
Guidance from the New York State Education Department on Home Instruction includes regulations, FAQs, immunizations, standards and curriculum, and pursuing higher education.
How to Homeschool via The Homeschool Mom
A great resource delivered by homeschooling parents. This includes a Quick Start Guide to Homeschooling, a blog, planners, curriculum reviews, and an outline of homeschooling styles for parents to adopt.
Loving Education at Home
LEAH is a faith-based homeschooling network throughout New York State that connects homeschooling families. There is a Rochester / Finger Lakes Facebook Group available for parents to join.
Maintained by NYSED, this site has a variety of curriculum for students Pre-K through 12th Grade.
Free Curriculum Resources
- Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
- Enchanted Learning
- The Homeschool Mom Curriculum Reviews
- Homeschool Share
- Mommy Poppins Curriculum
Book Swaps & Used Materials
- Amazon Textbook Rentals
- Chegg (Book rentals)
- Good & Acceptable
- Homeschool Classifieds
- Homeschool Curriculum FFS (Facebook Groups)
- Used Homeschool Books
- Used Homeschool Curriculum (Yahoo Groups)
Others Ways to Engage
- Hearts Over Hands Free Virtual Tutoring & Homeschool Help
Volunteer students from university are paired with kids for homework help, tutoring, and other activities through live video sessions. Priority is given to families particularly impacted by COVID-19, but all are welcome. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.
- Homeschool Unrefined Podacast
Join Maren and Angela, the creators and hosts of this engaging show that talks about life and homeschooling, including curriculum reviews and sources that may be relevant to others pursuing similar goals.
- iStudiez Pro
This app is only available on Apple devices. It is a free resource to help both students and teachers plan, track, and organize coursework. It includes access to calendars, schedules, and a comprehensive grading system that’s easy to use.