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Homeschooling in Rhode Island

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

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

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

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

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Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.


Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Rhode Island, 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


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.  

Read more: Helping Your Student Excel in Acellus


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.



Homeschool Associations & Support Groups in Rhode Island

Getting involved in your local homeschool community is a great way to enhance the home education process. Despite Rhode Island being one of the smallest states, it still has a variety of groups that homeschoolers can join.

Homeschool support groups let parents share advice and stories while allowing students to socialize with peers. These groups may meet regularly in person, communicate mostly online, or a combination of both. Homeschool groups may also organize events, field trips, or other enrichment activities.

In addition to homeschool support groups, homeschool cooperatives (co-ops) are beneficial to homeschoolers because they allow students to learn in group settings. While homeschool co-ops can be general, most have a particular focus like a specific subject or providing religion-inspired instruction. Both homeschool support groups and co-ops are usually easy to find online because most of these groups have Facebook pages or websites.

There are many different types of support groups available to Rhode Island homeschoolers. To give you an idea of the support available to homeschoolers in Rhode Island, here are a few examples:

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How to Start Homeschooling in Rhode Island

Making decisions about your child’s education is never easy. You’ll likely have a lot of questions about how to get started. First, you should research homeschooling as well as the laws and requirements in your state for ensure it is the right fit. In Rhode Island, you will need to submit a notice of intent to homeschool that includes each of your students’ names and birthdays as well as your address.

Because Rhode Island has subject requirements, you’ll need to select an online curriculum program that fulfills these guidelines. Power Homeschool’s online curriculum is available for K-12 students, and offers courses in mathematics, language arts and reading, science, and social studies as well as electives, foreign languages, and more.


Homeschool Field Trips in Rhode Island

Field trips are a great way to enhance any curriculum; however, homeschoolers are fortunate to have more freedom and flexibility to incorporate field trips and other enrichment activities more frequently than the traditional classroom. 

    With Rhode Island being in New England, the state is home to plenty of historic sites, art museums, science centers, and more.  The following are just a few examples of field trips in Rhode Island, to give you and your student ideas for where to plan your next field trip.


    • Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory in Charlestown: Homeschoolers will enjoy learning about space, astronomy, and nature at this nature center and space observatory. Students can partake in education programs and special events.
    • Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence: With day camps, workshops, and other educational activities, students have plenty of opportunities to learn about wildlife species from around the world.
    • Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence: There is no better way for students to learn about Rhode Island history and culture than by touring the museums and historic sites that make up the Rhode Island Historical Society.
    • Rhode Island School of Design in Providence: Touring the expansive collection at this art museum will surely spark the interest of aspiring artists. Guided tours, afterschool programs, and camps are available for students to explore their creativity.
    • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Providence: With the only planetarium in the state, this museum features exciting exhibits and programming. The Homeschool Adventures program takes place throughout the year, including crafts, activities, and workshops.
    • South County Museum in Narragansett: Enhance Rhode Island history lessons with a trip to the South County Museum. With exhibits, walking tours, camps, and special events, families will have many different activities to choose from.
    • Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol: With interactive exhibits, trails, and programming, this nature center and aquarium is a great field trip for students learning about the wildlife and habitats of the region.
    • Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket: Through nine exhibits, visitors will discover the stories of 19th and 20th century immigrants and how these individuals impacted modern day work and culture.
    • World War II Veterans Memorial Park in Woonsocket: Homeschoolers can spend the whole day at this memorial park. Explore the Veterans Monument, learn more about WWII events, and enjoy other activities.

    In addition to our K-12 online homeschool curriculum, Power Homeschool provides tools and resources to help parents and students throughout their homeschool journey. If you have any questions about how we can help you get started, please contact us today!

    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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