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Homeschooling in Wyoming

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

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

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Wyoming

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 Wyoming

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 Wyoming

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 Wyoming

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

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Wyoming 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 Wyoming.

 

Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Wyoming, 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.  

Read more: Helping Your Student Excel in Acellus

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 Wyoming

One of the most helpful resources available to homeschoolers is the supportive networks of people that offer advice, resources, special events, and much more! Homeschool associations, support groups, and cooperatives (co-ops) all offer different things but were established to enhance home education.

Wyoming has a statewide homeschool association called Homeschoolers of Wyoming (HOW). Although it is a Christian organization, HOW offers resources and events open to all families in Wyoming. Membership perks include updates on homeschool law, legal advice, discounted admission to the yearly convention, newsletters, and a discounted membership to the HSLDA. HOW can also connect you with other homeschool families in your area.

In addition to a homeschool association, Wyoming is home to plenty of homeschool support groups and co-ops. Homeschool support groups come in a variety of forms. For example, some operate primarily via Facebook, while others meet in person regularly. Several examples of homeschool support groups include:

On the other hand, homeschool co-ops provide homeschoolers with group-learning opportunities. These groups are volunteer-based, and parents usually take turns teaching the group. Some homeschool co-ops are general, some focus on particular subjects, and some give faith-based instruction. Since many homeschool support groups and co-ops have Facebook pages, you can find something that fits your family’s needs with a simple search query.

Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!

How to Start Homeschooling in Wyoming

If you are considering homeschool for the first time, you are probably wondering where to begin. Before getting started, you’ll need to do research to ensure it will be a good fit for your family and that you can abide by all state requirements. You will then need to select a homeschool curriculum that will align with your student’s needs and is a good fit for you as well.

Power Homeschool is an online K-12 curriculum and provides various resources to both parents and students that help them throughout the homeschool process. Get started with us today!

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Homeschool Field Trips in Wyoming

Go on field trips allows students to see their lessons and studies come to life. Whether they are touring an art museum, explore a science center, or hiking around a national park, Wyoming has plenty of field trip destinations to enhance any unit.

    • Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody: With five museums to tour, homeschoolers can explore the Wild West, Plains Indian culture, Buffalo Bill, and much more. Field trips and educational resources are also available for students of all ages.
    • Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center in Casper: This art museum is full of paintings, sculptures, pottery, and many other pieces of fine art. Various educational and children’s programs are provided for children to gain hands-on experience and explore their creative side.
    • Grand Teton National Park in Teton County: Explore the wonderful wildlife, lakes, and terrain of Wyoming with hikes, ranger programs, and visitors center.
    • National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson: With a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, and more, this museum allows homeschoolers to learn about both art and wildlife.
    • Yellowstone National Park: As the oldest and one of the largest national parks, Yellowstone has millions of acres to explore with the whole family.
    • Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment: Learn about the region’s history and past cultures by touring exhibits, artifacts, and historic buildings. Students will see firsthand what life was like in the early days of the American West.
    • Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne: Learn about Wyoming history and culture with various exhibits of Native American artifacts, dinosaur fossils, coal mining, and so much more. Family days and special events are also available.
    • Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne: In addition to the Wyoming State Museum, homeschoolers can learn about Wyoming by touring the state capitol building. Visitors can tour the state’s capitol and exquisite architecture while learning about their state’s government.
    • Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum in Rawlins: Homeschoolers can tour Wyoming’s first state penitentiary, which incarcerated over 13,000 people throughout 80 years in operation. This field trip makes a great addition to social studies or history lessons, as students tour prison cells, solitary confinement, and factories.

    Our team at Power Homeschool hopes this provides you with the resources you need to begin homeschooling your children in Wyoming. If you have any questions about Power Homeschool, 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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