Delaware Homeschooling

Homeschooling is easier and better when you have the right information and support. You also need a place to get your questions answered. This is that place. Here you'll find information about the laws regulating homeschooling in Delaware, how to find support groups, activities you can use to learn and have fun, and practical tips for making homeschooling run more smoothly.

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Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
The DCCA in Wilmington houses seven galleries, 26 artists' studios, a gift shop, high-tech auditorium, and a classroom. On the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront, DCCA presents over thirty exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists.
SHERD Newsletter Group
This group is for people who just want to keep up with the events and activities for SHERD, Support for Home Educators & Resources.
Delaware Museum of Natural History
The Delaware Museum of Natural History has exhibits featuring mollusks (shells) and birds, dinosaurs, mammals, and special exhibits. Located outside of Wilmington.
DEHSchool
DEHSchool is a list which focuses on homeschooling in Delaware. It is open not just to homeschooling families who live here, but also to anyone else interested in or considering homeschooling in the state.
Licensing & State Laws in Delaware
Delaware’s Graduated Driver Licensing program allows teens to gradually gain exposure to complex driving situations, easing them into driving over an extended period of time. The Level One Learner’s Permit is a key step.
Delaware Classical Home Educators Network Discussion Group
This is discussion loop is intended as an on-line extension of the classical network group forming in the DE-MD-NJ-PA area. This group is for those following the classical homeschooling education model, such as described in "The Well Trained Mind" (Jessie Wise and Susan Bauer) or similar method.
White Clay Creek National Wild & Scenic River
The White Clay Creek is renowned for its scenery, opportunities for birding and trout fishing and historic features. The watershed is also an important source of drinking water for residents of both Pennsylvania and Delaware. The proximity of the Philadelphia and Wilmington-Newark metropolitan areas, however, is having an adverse impact on the watershed. In 1991 citizens requested that the creek and its tributaries be considered for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Support for Home Educators & Resources (SHERD)
This group is for discussions between the members of SHERD, announcements relating to homeschooling or parenting, and for coordinating activities. Most of the activities are in Kent County, Delaware.
FAMILIES News
This is a large group of over 600 homeschool families who want to encourage each other and share information, events, curriculum, fieldtrip, and homeschooling resources, and ideas. This is a Christian group but all who homeschool are welcome to join. Most members are from the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia area (Delmarva).
Delaware Department of Education
The website for the Delaware Department of Education.
Brandywine Zoo
The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The Zoo grounds cover 13 landscaped acres on high ground above the Brandywine River. The Zoo hosts 150 animals, from tigers to snakes, and is open all year round.
Homeschool Registration Forms
Provided by the Delaware Department of Education. Includes Single-Family Homeschool Registration Form, Multi-Family Homeschool Registration Form, and Single-Family Homeschool Coordinated With the Local School District Registration Form.
Delaware Department of Education Enrollment Report--Nonpublic Schools in Delaware 2006-2007
The Assessment and Accountability Branch of the Department of Education annually collects and reports selected information pertaining to pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade twelve in nonpublic schools in the state, including homeschoolers. This annual report estimates the number of homeschooled students and classifies them by various demographic characteristics.
Tri-State Homeschool Network
Tri-State Homeschool Network is a support group that serves the northern Delaware, northeastern Maryland, southwestern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania region. Their purpose is to further the cause of homeschooling, with emphasis from the viewpoint of Christian families.
How to Begin Homeschooling in Delaware
General information on how to begin homeschooling with some state specific information for Delaware homeschoolers.
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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

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