Welcome to Mountains Edge Homeschoolers
Update: April 2016 - At this time our homeschool group is not adding new members. Please feel free to drop us an email via the contact page if you have any questions about the group or homeschooling in general, as our emails are always monitored, we will respond.
I'm sure if you landed here you are wondering a bit about our group. I'll start by introducing myself and my family. I'm Melissa, and I'm so pleased to meet you. My husband and I have 4 children whom we have always homeschooled here in Nevada. I started the group over 5 years ago, with the motivation in mind that it would be a wonderful way for my kids to make great connections and form friendships with other homeschooled children of similar personalities. I knew going into it that we wanted the group to remain small, which would allow the parents and kids to really make great connections. And we have been blessed to see that reality come to pass in a wonderful group of loving, caring families and fantastic friendships. Though we are a christian group, we do not require a statement of faith and are open to folks who are not christian. Our get togethers happen in the southwest side of Vegas.
As the group is currently taking a break until fall of 2016, we are not adding new members, however, feel free to drop us a line anyway as we get emails often from folks looking to join and/or connect and sometimes what we do is put families in touch with one another. At times we may have another group referral for you as well, depending on what you are looking for.
Thanks for stopping by, blessings to you and yours.
FAQ homeschool questions we receive:
- How do I start homeschooling in NV if my kids are in traditional school? You can just remove them from school, however you have 10 days to file a notice of intent form with the school district, which just simply says that you intend to homeschool. That form may be found here. You have no legal obligation beyond mailing the intent forms. They usually send something back, but again if they don't, it's okay, you did your due diligence in sending the form in. Just keep a copy of it for your records. You will send this along with an "educational plan" to the superintendent of the school district.
- Where do I get a curriculum plan or how do I develop one for my children? You can do a cut and paste from here.
As far as developing what you will use with your kids. That is entirely up to you. There are a lot of different methods for homeschooling, which you can read about here.
- Does it cost money to homeschool? It can be as expensive or inexpensive as you make it honestly. That is entirely dependent on you.
- Is there required testing? No there is not.
- Where curriculum do I use? And where do I get it? There is no one curriculum that suits all. Search the web, look at catalogs, talk to others and see what they use and how they like it and why. Read over all the different methods of homeschooling (Unschooling, waldorf, Tradtional school at home, unit studies, online learning, etc.) One of my favorite websites is http://www.joyfullyrejoycing.com/
- How do they graduate? You graduate them when they have completed the course of study as you see fit. Many teens start right into college while still technically in the high school years. Take a look at this website which provides some information on that: www.nocollegedebt.net .
Additional information on homeschooling in Nevada: http://nevadahomeschoolnetwork.com/