Homeschooling and Online Education
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Home Study/Private Instruction
Home Study and Private Instruction Education Allowance Increase
On May 4, 2014, the Office of Allowances at the Department of State increased the amount of the Home Study and Private Instruction Education Allowance. For over a year, the Family Liaison Office (FLO), together with the Office of Allowances and the Allowances Working Group has been advocating for this increase. The new reimbursable rates are $10,600 for grades K-8 and $18,200 for grades 9-12. This will enable Foreign Service families to consider more educational options for their children. Please check the DSSR 274.12b for more details.
Central Texas College Online High School
Florida Virtual School
K – 12
Texas Tech University Distance Education
University of Miami Online High School
University of Missouri-Columbia High School
University of Nebraska High School
USDA Graduate Correspondence Program
EduHound - This website offers education information for grades K-12, including links to homeschooling sites, standards by state, safety and health, ESL and foreign language, state and federal government information on education issues, and a host of other education topics.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education - Homeschooling resources for students who have special needs and are gifted.
Global Student Network - A provider of a Virtual Curriculum for grades 2-12. Every course is delivered entirely over the internet.
Home Education Magazine
Homeschooling Information from all 50 states in the U.S.
Homeschooling and Special Educational Needs
LD Online Information on Homeschooling is a parent resource with numerous articles about specific learning disabilities and links to more information on disabilities and parent support groups. The website is designed for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Power-Glide Foreign Language Courses for Homeschool
Teacher Stores - Check out their free resources!
Teachnology - Weekly Tips for Teachers - This free online newsletter provides online resources for teachers, which may be useful to homeschooling families. Topics covered include Start Your Week, Printable Activity of the Week, eWorkbook of the Week, On-line Activity of the Week, Weekly Teacher Resources, The Latest on Our Teacher Message Board, On-line Teacher Poll of the Week, and Best on the Web for Teachers.
The Independent Study Catalog - This guide to over 10,000 correspondence courses, including high school, college, and graduate programs plus external degree and certificate programs are available from: Peterson's Guides
World Wide Learn - This website offers links to numerous online courses and diploma programs that can be used for high school age students.
World Wide IDEA –Accredited academies for homeschooling families
Washington, D.C. Area Information on Homeschooling
FLO Web links for Education Options for Foreign Service Children (K-12)
Education Options Main Page
Homeschooling and Online Education
Homework Help Online
Choices for High School: IB and AP
Public Schools in the Washington, DC Area
Private Schools in the Washington, DC Area
Summer Camp Resources
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Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
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