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    We recommend Time4Learning's free "Welcome to Homeschooling" guide for all new homeschoolers. This pdf document is one of the best we've ever come across for a comprehensive introduction to all the ins and outs of homeschooling. It isn't overwhelming, because it provides just the right of information, without bogging down into too many details that you don't yet need when you're just starting out.

      
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    SecularHomeschool.com has two ways for you to locate secular or inclusive homeschool support groups near you. You may peruse the lists of support groups by Country and State or you may use our Secular/Inclusive Homeschool Support Group map to search for support in your local area.

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    Free Weekly Homeschool Planner
    You know the drill. There are 100 faith-based homeschool planners out there for every 1 planner without religious undertones. So, we didn't want to let another homeschool year come and go without offering you SHS'ers a free, customizable, and completely secular weekly homeschool planner.

    I've long felt that Google Drive is built for homeschooling. It simply works like a charm for everything from creating quizzes to tracking grades to creating transcripts. it's available on desktop, tablet, and smartphone. And did I mention the FREE part?? If you can use a word processing program or a spreadsheet, then you can use Google Drive. (And honestly, even if you can't do those things, Google Drive Help tutorials will basically walk you through anything you need to know).

    So to make the new SHS weekly homeschool planner work for everyone - - and I do mean everyone - - all you need is a Google account and a link into Google Drive. From there, here are the instructions for importing the SHS Weekly Homeschool Planner into your own Drive account....
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    This section of our website is dedicated to unit studies by and for secular homeschoolers. Many of our members are on the lookout for unit studies with a decidedly secular bent, and now we have created a section of our site where our members can both submit their own unit studies they have created, and browse other member studies.
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    Infographic: Homeschooling Acronyms Abbreviations There are few things more frustrating to new (or even experienced!) homeschoolers than heading to a social community or forum and landing in a sea of unknown letter combinations. Homeschoolers have certainly created their own online shorthand for the curricula, styles, and general phrases they use over and over. This infographic will help you make sense of the most common acronyms and abbreviations you may encounter on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and online communities.

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    Our list of 2018 U.S. homeschool conferences that identify themselves as either secular or inclusive is short and sweet, but here it is! The following are the web links for the conferences on the list, but if you know of other secular or inclusive conventions, contact us so that we can include them in updated versions of this page. Please share this page so other secular homeschoolers can find a conference or convention near them.


    HOME Convention, Rockport, ME, March 15-17
    VA Homeschoolers Conference, Glen Allen, VA, March 23-24
    2017 Homeschool Family Expo, Spring, TX, March 10
    Hawaii Island Homeschool Network Conference, April 28?
    Inspired Home Educators, Colorado Springs, CO, May 4-5
    Low Country Homeschool Convention, N. Charleston, SC, May 31-June 1
    LIFE is Good Conference, Tigard, OR, May 24-27
    SEA Homeschoolers Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 12-15
    REACH Homeschool Expo, Columbia, SC, June 16
    HSC Conference, San Jose, CA, Aug 9-12
    California Homeschool Network Family Expo, Garden Grove, CA, September 6-9



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    Youíve landed here because youíre the curious type. I like that. Youíve heard the term - - maybe from friends, maybe on social media, or maybe via a search engine. Now, you want to really understand. What is secular homeschool?

    Secular homeschool - a definition from a secular homeschooler

    There are many definitions of the term "secular homeschooler." According to different opinions, a secular homeschooler is:


    • all homeschoolers except evangelical Christians
    • athiests who homeschool
    • Pagans who homeschool
    • someone who uses secular curriculum
    • a homeschooler who believes in evolution
    • an anti-religious homeschooler


    I'm going to step out on a limb and say that there are probably a little of each of those within the secular homeschool community, but they still don't give us a complete definition of what a secular homeschooler is. So how about I provide my own? You can take it, or leave it, of course, but here it is:

    A secular homeschooler is a person who, whether or not they ascribe to any particular religious faith, is not homeschooling for religious reasons, but because it is the best choice for themselves and their child(ren).

    I especially like this definition because it focuses on what secular homeschooling IS, instead of what it ISN'T. It says that we are simply a group of people who understand that educating our children at home is the best option for our families, and that everything else is just beside the point.

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    The thought of homeschooling through high school is exciting, and not just a little bit daunting. Add in doing it as a secular homeschooler, and you kind of wonder if you might as well be creating ...
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    You may search for member reviews of secular homeschool curricula by title alphabetically below. To submit your own review, search for the review link of the curriculum you wish to review in our subject-by-subject secular homeschool curriculum directory. (You may also view reviews by clicking on the "Read Reviews" link next to the directory listing) The review link is in the far right column of each directory listing. (see pic below)
    Vendors, if your curriculum is not listed in our directory, please submit here. (note: all curriculum being reviewed must be secular in nature)
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