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Is public online or virtual school at home the same as homeschooling? No.

The growth in the number of online public school programs has led to confusion between traditional homeschooling and online public school. Enrolling your child into a publicly funded program is NOT homeschooling. 

According to HSLDA:

In a homeschool,
»  education is parent-directed,
»  education is customized to meet the child’s and family’s needs,
»  education is primarily home-based, and
»  educational choices are left up to the parents, but they must still comply with state homeschooling laws.

However, homeschooling is not
»  virtual public school, or
»  curriculum provided through a public school or district.

You can find additional distinctions between traditional homeschooling versus public school at home at HSLDA.



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