What is the difference between purchasing Oak Meadow curriculum to use on our own and enrolling in your distance learning school?

Curriculum-only purchase: You will be responsible for registering with your school district or state Department of Education (DOE) as a homeschooler and satisfying state requirements for reporting your progress. Every state is different, so we recommend you research guidelines in your state. We also recommend consulting the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which is an excellent resource for parents who are trying to navigate their state’s regulations regarding homeschooling. You can see complete descriptions of our materials by visiting our online Bookstore. For those who are using our curriculum on their own but occasionally need some guidance, our Homeschooling Consultation Service lets you consult with an experienced teacher when you need help.

Enrollment option: Students who enroll in our accredited distance learning school are still learning at home, but they earn official school credit while enjoying the on-going support and guidance of an experienced teacher. Students often work with the same teacher over the course of many years, and students are motivated and inspired by this mentor relationship as they develop their skills. As the parent, you will also enjoy this support! Having someone to discuss your child’s progress with and evaluate your child’s work is very helpful to many parents. You will have access to your teacher, via email and phone consultations, whenever you have questions, concerns or just need some new ideas or inspiration. In addition, enrolling your children in Oak Meadow School may eliminate the need for you to file an “intent to home school” with your state. Upon enrollment, we provide a dated Verification of Enrollment document for you to keep with your child’s academic records. Your local Department of Education or school district should be consulted regarding local laws and distance learning regulations, and they may require a copy of your Verification of Enrollment document. Consulting the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) can help you determine your state’s requirements. You can view information about our tuition fees and payment options, as well as our enrollment withdrawal/refund and bookstore return policies on our website. Enrolling in Oak Meadow is easy and our educational counselors will be happy to answer any questions you have about the process.