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Homeschooling in Nevada

Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started.

Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in Nevada site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Nevada

Each state has different rules regarding a parent’s ability to homeschool their children and all the laws that they must follow.

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Homeschool Associations and Support Groups in Nevada

Some of the best resources to help homeschool families be successful are homeschool associations, support groups, and co-ops.  

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How to Start Homeschooling in Nevada

If you have decided that homeschool is a good fit for your family, you are probably wondering how to get started with the whole process.  

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Field Trips Available to Homeschoolers in Nevada

The flexibility to go on more field trips is one of the many perks of homeschooling.  

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Nevada Homeschool Laws and Requirements

Many states have rules and guidelines regarding parents homeschooling their children. Here are some links to help you find information regarding Nevada.

 

Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Nevada, it is important to establish a clean environment where distractions are limited for your child to study on a regular schedule.  Study routines are valuable for learning discipline. They also help your child stay on track with weekly, monthly and yearly academic goals. Create a schedule and expect your child to stick to it. Modify the schedule when necessary to help your child stay challenged while still able to achieve your expectations.  

Read more: 10 Tips to Effectively Homeschool Online

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Build Foundational Knowledge

As your child progresses in their studies, addressing gaps in their foundational knowledge will be crucial to their future success.  For example, if your child struggles with basic math, it may become nearly impossible for them to master more advanced math concepts until they get help with their basic math challenges.  In Acellus courses, Vectored Instruction automatically takes into account a student’s existing knowledge gaps and provides targeted interventions to bridge those gaps.  If a student lacks the foundational understanding required for the new concept, the system automatically provides relevant remedial content before proceeding further.

It is crucial that students achieve early success with online learning so that their confidence will grow. Sometimes it may be necessary to place your child into an earlier course so they can begin experiencing success before they are ready to start moving forward with their learning.  

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KEEP RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATION

You should keep thorough records of your child’s education. This will be beneficial when they apply for colleges or jobs after high school. Power Homeschool’s online parent portal automatically makes it easy to track progress, download coursework examples, attendance, and keep transcripts of classes taken.

It is also a good idea to get student ID cards and parent/teacher ID cards. Many retailers and venues offer teacher or student discounts that can be claimed by showing ID cards. A professional student ID card with a good quality identification photo included is also an good way to show that your student is enrolled is a reputable homeschool program.

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Homeschool Associations & Support Groups in Nevada

Home education can be a difficult thing for parents to tackle alone, which is why there are so many different types of groups and resources available to homeschooling families. 

Nevada homeschoolers are fortunate enough to have two statewide homeschool associations:

  • Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN) provides legal information and resources and offers members numerous benefits, including discounts for HSLDA memberships.
  • Northern Nevada Home School (NNHS) puts on many different events, offers tips for getting started with homeschool, and connects home educators with support groups and co-ops in their area.

In addition to homeschool associations, Nevada offers support groups and co-ops all over the state. These groups can enhance home education through events, classes, advice, and more. Homeschool support groups allow parents to give and receive advice while connecting students with other homeschoolers in their area. Many of these groups meet regularly online or share tips and resources on an online forum.

Homeschool co-ops also offer many benefits by allowing students to learn in a group setting. These groups are volunteer-based and are often taught by the parents. Some homeschool co-ops are general, while others focus on particular subject or build lessons inspired by religious teachings. Although there are a variety of homeschool co-ops available in Nevada, they all exist to enrich each homeschooler’s education.

Both homeschool support groups and co-ops are easy to find online since many have Facebook pages or websites. You will surely find a group that fits your family’s needs. The following are just a few examples of the many different types of support available to Nevada homeschoolers.

 

Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!

How to Start Homeschooling Nevada

If you are thinking about homeschooling in Nevada for the first time, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. When starting to homeschool, you should start by researching the laws and regulations in your state. After filing a notice of intent to homeschool, you’ll need to select a homeschool curriculum or create one that fulfills the subject requirements.

At Power Homeschool, our online curriculum is made up of many different courses, covering the four basic subjects of language arts and reading, science, mathematics, and social studies. In addition to these subjects, our homeschoolers can choose from electives, foreign languages, career and technical education, and more.

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Homeschool Field Trips in Nevada

Field trips allow students to participate in experiential learning and enrichment activities that enhance the homeschool education process. Nevada has many different field trips destinations to choose from, including museums, science centers, historical sites, and so much more!

      • Tonopah Historic Mining Park in Tonopah: This park is located on an original mining site and allows visitors to see restored equipment and buildings, exhibits, video presentations and more! Students will discover the history of mining and the gold rush to the west during the turn of the century.
      • Hoover Dam in Boulder City: The Hoover Dam is a National Historic Landmark located on the border of Nevada and Arizona. The dam was built in 1936, and today, the location features guided tours and exhibits.
      • Springs Preserve in Las Vegas: Students will learn about conservation and sustainability by touring the museum, botanical garden, butterfly habitat, and more. Special events and educational activities are also available to visitors.
      • Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely: This museum offers various ways for students to learn about the history of locomotives, including a hands-on history and regular train rides.
      • Great Basin National Park in Baker: Visitors can learn about the immense diversity of the region, such as the wilderness, astronomy, and geology. Students can partake in educational programs, as well.
      • Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko: With six galleries, wildlife dioramas, and local art and history exhibits, the Northeastern Nevada Museum allows students to learn about the region’s culture, heritage, and wildlife.
      • Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine in Virgin Valley: Visitors can learn about mining for opals, which began in the early 1900s. At the Rainbow Ridge Opal Mine, families can camp on the site and even dig the mine themselves.
      • National Automobile Museum in Reno: With more than 200 cars, this museum offers numerous exhibits, educational programs, and special events. Students will learn about the history of automobiles and other forms of transportation.
      • Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center in Reno: Aspiring scientists will enjoy learning about space exploration, black holes, and our solar system at this planetarium. With various events and workshops, this science center offers something for children of all ages.
      • Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City: Dedicated to offering a hands-on learning environment, this children’s museum is the perfect place for young learners to participate in educational play. Seasonal events are also available throughout the year.

    Power Homeschool hopes to provide families that are considering home education with helpful information about homeschooling in Nevada. In addition to an online curriculum, Power Homeschool offers various resources and tools to help families get started. For more information about how we can help your family start homeschooling, contact ustoday!

     

    Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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