The Confident Homeschooler

 
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Houston, we have a solution!

 
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This multifaceted program gives you everything you need to build a solid foundation on which you can launch your own homeschool adventure!

Do You Know the Ten Parts of a Homeschool Launch?

Most parents jump straight to selecting curriculum when they decide to homeschool. What they don't realize is that they're starting in the middle of the process – which is why so many families end up wasting precious time, money, and energy on the wrong program and then wondering if maybe homeschooling isn't right for them in the first place.

I created The Confident Homeschooler to walk parents through the transition into homeschooling so their first year isn't a jumble of trial and error (and frustration). And when the time finally comes to select curriculum, the decision is significantly easier.

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The Program


"How do I know if I've thought of everything?"
If this question haunts you as you wade through homeschool research, then you need The Confident Homeschooler. This program utilizes three modes of assistance to make sure all the bases are covered and you have access to all the help you need, when you need it:

  • My unique L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course walks you through ten different facets of the homeschool launch to ensure you've thought through everything. This course gives you all the instruction and resources from my $3000 coaching program at just a fraction of the cost.

  •  Group coaching provides quick answers and advice in your first year of schooling while also allowing you to connect with other Confident Homeschooler parents to compare notes and share ideas. Pop in any time to post a question, participate in a Q&A livestream, or share some of your own "been there, done that" advice with other parents who are looking for input. It's like your own homeschooling mastermind!

  • One-on-one personal coaching gives you focused, customized assistance at any point along your homeschool journey. Have a thorny issue you need help with? Want feedback on a potential plan of attack? Looking for advice on overhauling a particular aspect of your homeschooling? Schedule a call and we'll tackle it together!

 The result? No stone is left unturned, and you build a solid foundation for long-term homeschooling success.

The Course

The L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure course is utterly unique and provides convenient, thorough, and effective instruction to help you lay a solid foundation for your own homeschool launch. (Click here to watch a promo video.)

Convenient

  • Self-paced – entire course is delivered at once so you can engage on your own schedule

  • Short, bite-sized videos you can watch as time allows (and transcripts for those who prefer to read instead of watching videos)

  • Lifetime access – even if “life happens” you can come back to the course at any time


Thorough

  • Covers all ten aspects of the homeschool launch, including choosing curriculum, finding local and online extracurricular classes and resources, daily implementation, and more

  • Each module includes multiple coaching videos, a module transcript, action steps, downloadable resources, and links to even more resources if you want them

  • Course workbook gives you one central place to complete all your action steps and store all your research


Effective

  • Walks you through the foundational decisions you need to make, which greatly diminishes the likelihood of encountering an obstacle that derails your homeschool journey

  • Thorough instruction means more confidence for you

  • More confidence for you means a more enjoyable launch for your whole family!

The Options

The Confident Homeschooler program is available in three different packages. Choose the level of support that's right for you and your budget!

 
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$97

L.A.U.N.C.H. Homeschool Course

Facebook Group: $10/mo or $100/yr

Personal Coaching: Standard Rate

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$247

L.A.U.N.C.H. Homeschool Course

1-Year Facebook Support Group

Personal Coaching: 3 Sessions

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$497

L.A.U.N.C.H. Homeschool Course

1-Year Facebook Support Group

Personal Coaching: 6 Sessions

20% Off Future Coaching

The Details

Silver Package

  • Lifetime access to L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course

  • Facebook Support Group Community available for $10/month or $100 annually

  • Option to purchase one-on-one coaching sessions at standard rate

  • Perfect for families with:

    • lots of local homeschool support,

    • previous homeschool knowledge,

    • uncomplicated state laws,

    • straightforward family situation,

    • smaller family size,

    • children with no learning issues or concerns.

Gold Package:

  • Lifetime access to L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course

  • One year access to the Facebook Support Group Community, renewable at $10/month or $100/year

  • Three one-on-one, 1-hour coaching sessions you can schedule at any time

  • Perfect for families with:

    • minimal support,

    • no prior homeschool knowledge,

    • stricter state regulation,

    • more complicated family situation,

    • larger family size,

    • children with learning issues or concerns.

Platinum Package:

  • Lifetime access to L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course

  • One year access to the Facebook Support Group Community, renewable at $10/month or $100/year

  • Six one-on-one, 1-hour coaching sessions you can schedule at any time

  • Perfect for families with:

    • little to no homeschool support,

    • no prior homeschool knowledge,

    • strict state regulations,

    • complicated or unique family arrangements,

    • larger family size,

    • children with learning issues or concerns,

    • children with significant talent or giftedness,

    • parents who desire greater accountability, assistance, and/or assurance on their homeschool journey.

The F.A.Q.’s

How long does it take to go through the online course?

That all depends on how much time you're willing to put into it! There are ten sessions, and each includes multiple short videos for you to watch and action steps to complete. (You can also read a transcript of all the module videos instead of watching them, if you prefer.) The videos range from 3 to about 10 minutes each, and the action steps take anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple hours to complete (if you're willing to put a lot of effort into them). In general, I believe the course would take about a week to complete it you worked on it for an hour or two every day.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course or the Confident Homeschooler program?

If you are unsatisfied with the online course, you can request a refund through your student dashboard in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. This will also terminate your enrollment in/access to all other aspects of the Confident Homeschooler program. Coaching and consultation fees are non-refundable after the services have been rendered.

What should I expect from this course?

This course teaches you everything you need to know to launch your homeschooling adventure with confidence and be set up for long-term homeschooling success. You'll learn a number of processes and discover a number of resources that will allow you to solve the problems you might come across during your homeschool adventure. As you progress through your homeschool journey, you'll be able to return to these processes and resources to tweak, re-style, and/or completely overhaul your approach as your family's needs change.

What does the course cover?

The program is made up of 10 modules, each divided into multiple lessons (nearly 30 altogether) that systematically walk you through every aspect of the homeschool launch:

  • Module 1: Introduction (get an overview of the program)

  • Module 2: The Parent (analyze yourself!)

  • Module 3: The Child (analyze your child!)

  • Module 4: State Laws (figure out your requirements)

  • Module 5: Deschooling (what is it and how to do it)

  • Module 6: Methodology (what that is and how to make your own)

  • Module 7: Curriculum (what works for you and how to find it)

  • Module 8: Archive & Storage (record-keeping and organizing all that new homeschooling stuff)

  • Module 9: Implementation (how to bring it all together and do it every day)

  • Module 10: Support (finding your tribe)

What does the course include?

Thirty bite-sized videos (and transcripts of each), actions steps for each module, nearly 50 downloadable resources, links to outside resources, and a nearly 30-page workbook to hold all your notes, research, and action step work.

Will the course teach me how to choose curriculum?

Yes, it will! My system teaches you not only how to determine which curriculum will work best for you but also gives you some "starter suggestions" of high-quality curriculum and ideas on how to find it cheap! It will also show you how to find programs that aren't on my list of starter suggestions without ever having to use Google and sort through literally thousands of programs, saving you loads of time, energy, and frustration.

What if I need help going through the course?

While the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online program can be used in isolation, we do have coaching available! The Gold and Platinum packages of the Confident Homeschooler program include group and one-on-one coaching so for those who want access to more assistance, accountability, and guidance as they go through the course and begin homeschooling. If you choose the Silver package, you can add on group and/or individual coaching sessions at a later date if you choose.

Will the course help me regardless of how old my children are?

Much of the material in Module 2: The Child will be difficult to complete if your child is younger than 7 because children that young are still developing their general and learning personalities. However, since you have access to the course for life, you can purchase it now (since prices are likely to increase over time) and wait until your child is older to complete it. The "How to Homeschool Preschool" article on my blog details how homeschooling should be handled for children under 7 (the principles apply to kindergarten-aged children as well).

Can I start homeschooling before I finish the course?

If you want to withdraw your children before completing the course, you can jump to Module 4: State Laws to help you determine how that should be done and what, if anything, you need to start doing academically once they come home. From there, you can complete whatever module(s) you need to complete in order to comply with your state's requirements. You can also get general assistance, advice, and feedback on how to bring your child home mid-year through the group and one-on-one coaching aspects of the Confident Homeschooler program if you purchase the Gold or Platinum packages.

Will the course help me if I'm already homeschooling?

It can! If you're new to homeschooling (this is your first or second year), and/or if your homeschooling has been approached haphazardly due to being rushed into it and you never quite figured it out, then this course will help you iron everything out so you can "re-launch" with confidence.

What if I'm unsure if the course is right for me?

If you’re unsure if the online course and/or the Confident Homeschooler program would work for your situation, please schedule a Homeschool Exploration call so we can discuss your situation and determine together whether the program will give you the assistance you are seeking. (Rest assured that if my program is not a good fit for you, I will not try to talk you into it!)

What if something is "broken" in the course?

The course is housed on the Teachable platform, and they will be able to address any technical issues with the interface not working as it should. If you encounter any issues with the content I have put into the course (like broken links, downloads that seem to be missing pages, etc.) you can email me at alison@goodschooling.net and I will fix the issue ASAP.

What equipment/tools do I need to complete the course?

In order to complete the online course, you'll need a device or computer on which you can view the course videos (or read the video transcripts), download the resources, navigate to websites via live links, and a printer if you want to print out the workbook so you can physically work through it (or a PDF viewing program that would allow you to annotate on the PDF). In order to participate in the group coaching aspect of the Confident Homeschooler program, you will need a Facebook account.