L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure

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The I. L.A.U.N.C.H. System Online Course guides you through the process of building your own foundation on which to launch your homeschool journey.

The I. L.A.U.N.C.H System takes the guesswork out of the homeschool launch and prepares you for long-term homeschooling success.

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YOU CAN DO THIS

Alison here! I've been homeschooling for over a decade and have learned a lot along the way – much of it through costly trial and error. To save other families from the same mistakes and frustration, I used all that knowledge and experience to create the I. L.A.U.N.C.H System, which I've used to coach families since 2016. That System is now available in an online course, L.A.U.N.C.H Your Own Homeschool Adventure, which is the core of my Confident Homeschooler Coaching Program

YOU CAN DO THIS

Alison here! I've been homeschooling for over a decade and have learned a lot along the way – much of it through costly trial and error. To save other families from the same mistakes and frustration, I used all that knowledge and experience to create the I. L.A.U.N.C.H System, which I've used to coach families since 2016. That System is now available in an online course, L.A.U.N.C.H Your Own Homeschool Adventure, which is the core of my Confident Homeschooler Coaching Program.

Why L.A.U.N.C.H.?

With all the other resources and options out there that can help you start homeschooling, what is the benefit of a course like this?

A Plan Tailored To Your Family

Sure, you could spend days (and weeks, and months) chasing every rabbit trail as you research every imaginable homeschool method, scheduling approach, and curriculum known to man in the hopes of finding something that works.

You could also just copy what someone else is doing and hope that their family's temperaments, personalities, values, and routine are just like yours so it actually fits.

OR, you could use a systematic, structured approach to build a program that is tailored to your family in every way from the ground up. 

Which option sounds better to you?

 When you're done with the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure course, you'll have a full homeschool program ready to be implemented, including:

  • your own personalized homeschool methodology, fully customized to your educational philosophy and goals;
  • curriculum choices (with ideas of where to buy all those materials in a way that fits your budget);
  • record-keeping and storage ideas that fit your needs, personality, and space;
  • daily implementation/scheduling ideas  that suit your family's needs;
  • ideas for extracurricular activities and outside support and resources, available either locally and online,
  • and more!

A Plan Tailored to Your Family

Sure, you could spend days (and weeks, and months) chasing every rabbit trail as you research every imaginable homeschool method, scheduling approach, and curriculum known to man in the hopes of finding something that works.

You could also just copy what someone else is doing and hope that their family's temperaments, personalities, values, and routine are just like yours so it actually fits.

OR, you could use a systematic, structured approach to build a program that is tailored to your family in every way from the ground up. 

Which option sounds better to you?

 When you're done with the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure course, you'll have a full homeschool program ready to be implemented, including:

  • your own personalized homeschool methodology, fully customized to your educational philosophy and goals;
  • curriculum choices (with ideas of where to buy all those materials in a way that fits your budget);
  • record-keeping and storage ideas that fit your needs, personality, and space;
  • daily implementation/scheduling ideas  that suit your family's needs;
  • ideas for extracurricular activities and outside support and resources, available either locally and online,
  • and more!

The Benefit of Expert Advice

My unique background and body of experience give me an equally unique perspective that gives you an edge in your own homeschool launch. 

  • My education background taught me how to analyze a student’s needs and then create a customized approach and select the best curriculum that will set that student up for success. I teach you how to do the same thing for your own children.
  • My homeschooling background equips me to identify the obstacles and pitfalls that a family is likely to encounter in their first year and problem-solve solutions ahead of time. I lead you through this same process. 
  • I have first-hand experience on which to draw to help clients troubleshoot issues like juggling homeschooling and working full- or part-time, working with a student with behavioral or learning difficulties, and working with multiple children whose learning styles and personalities require different approaches and curriculum. I guide you through navigating these same difficulties.
  • And my natural gift of communication and instruction – in both spoken and written form – allows me to impart all I know in a clear, concise, and engaging way so my clients know everything they need to know. 

The Benefit of Expert Advice

My unique background and body of experience give me an equally unique perspective that gives you an edge in your own homeschool launch. 

  • My education background taught me how to analyze a student’s needs and then create a customized approach and select the best curriculum that will set that student up for success. I teach you how to do the same thing for your own children.
  • My homeschooling background equips me to identify the obstacles and pitfalls that a family is likely to encounter in their first year and problem-solve solutions ahead of time. I lead you through this same process. 
  • I have first-hand experience on which to draw to help clients troubleshoot issues like juggling homeschooling and working full- or part-time, working with a student with behavioral or learning difficulties, and working with multiple children whose learning styles and personalities require different approaches and curriculum. I guide you through navigating these same difficulties.
  • And my natural gift of communication and instruction – in both spoken and written form – allows me to impart all I know in a clear, concise, and engaging way so my clients know everything they need to know. 

Confidence and Peace of Mind

Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up on your first homeschool morning knowing exactly what you're going to do, how you're going to do it, and what materials you're going to do it with?

That's what L.A.U.N.C.H. Your own Homeschool Adventure can do for you.

The last thing you want is for your first year of homeschooling to be one obstacle, moment of confusion, and string of sleepless nights after another. 

HOW IT WORKS

Ten video-based modules guide you through the process of crafting your homeschool launch, along with dozens of downloadable resources and helpful websites linked directly from the program and the downloads themselves.

The Instruction

Each module presents the instruction in two different forms: short, bite-sized videos (average length is about 4 minutes) and a full downloadable transcript of all the videos instruction in the module. The instruction is the same in both forms, so whichever one you choose, you'll get all the information you need.

The Instruction

Each module presents the instruction in two different forms: short, bite-sized videos (average length is about 4 minutes) and a full downloadable transcript of all the videos instruction in the module. The instruction is the same in both forms, so whichever one you choose, you'll get all the information you need.

The Modules

Each module is divided into lessons that are designed to move you systematically through the creation of your homeschool program. Lessons are comprised of multiple components, including video instruction, action steps (most of which are completed in the 20-page workbook included in the first module), downloadable resources created specifically for the I.  L.A.U.N.C.H. System, and links to other websites or resources that will assist you with that lesson.

The Modules

Each module is divided into lessons that are designed to move you systematically through the creation of your homeschool program. Lessons are comprised of multiple components, including video instruction, action steps (most of which are completed in the 20-page workbook included in the first module), downloadable resources created specifically for the I.  L.A.U.N.C.H. System, and links to other websites or resources that will assist you with that lesson.

The Final Result

When you're done with the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure course, you'll have a full homeschool program ready to be implemented, including:

  • your own personalized homeschool methodology, fully customized to your educational philosophy and goals;
  • curriculum choices (with ideas of where to buy all those materials in a way that fits your budget);
  • record-keeping and storage ideas that fit your needs, personality, and space;
  • daily implementation/scheduling ideas  that suit your family's needs;
  • ideas for extracurricular activities and outside support and resources, available either locally and online,
  • and more!

Check out this promo video to get a glimpse inside the program!

The Final Result

When you're done with the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure course, you'll have a full homeschool program ready to be implemented, including:

  • your own personalized homeschool methodology, fully customized to your educational philosophy and goals;
  • curriculum choices (with ideas of where to buy all those materials in a way that fits your budget);
  • record-keeping and storage ideas that fit your needs, personality, and space;
  • daily implementation/scheduling ideas  that suit your family's needs;
  • ideas for extracurricular activities and outside support and resources, available either locally and online,
  • and more!

Check out this promo video to get a glimpse inside the program!

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"Alison took the time to get to know me and my son. She is a great listener and very knowledgeable, but also open to learning new things. I loved exploring the options that best fit our situation. I also know she will be there for me if I need her.

~ Jamie M.

Travel Agent from Cypress, TX

What You'll Figure Out

It's easy to get overwhelmed, but successful homeschooling (like most things) comes down to figuring out a handful of fundamentals and making some key decisions. The I. L.A.U.N.C.H  System  walks you through each of these foundational issues and decisions so you can launch your homeschool adventure with confidence.

The Law

Learn your state's laws and how to connect with support groups. You'll also learn how to keep records, file the required paperwork to withdraw your children from public school, and more.

Learning Styles

The learning style quiz helps you get a better handle on your child’s personality so you can select curriculum that suits them well and makes learning fun for them (and teaching easy for you).

Methodologies

The methodology quiz helps you determine the approach your family should take to homeschooling. It also provides valuable guidance to you as you select curriculum options and create your implementation plan. 

Curriculum

To save you time, money, and frustration, you'll be led to examine multiple factors — like your priorities, methodology, budget, and children’s learning styles — to help you select two or three curriculum options for each subject.

Support & Resources

You'll receive e a comprehensive list of online resources (as well as ideas for finding local options) for enrichment classes, co-ops, field trips, and more so you can find a homeschooling community that suits you.

Strategy & Implementation

You'll learn how to create a customized implementation plan so you know what to actually do each day, and guidance in how to  help your child plan their post-graduation pursuits.

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"Alison showed me how to be responsive to my daughter's needs and transition to homeschooling. With her support and guidance, we are embarking on our homeschooling journey together. She is excited and I feel empowered to make this change."

~ Linnaea F.

Business Owner and Former Teacher from Houston, TX

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to go through the course?

That all depends on how much time you're willing to put into it! There are ten sessions, and each has some video for you to watch (or, if you prefer, transcripts to read) and action steps to complete. 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?

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, 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 all other aspects of the Confident Homeschooler program.

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 move 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 this 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?

The course includes 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. But don't forget – the course is just one part of the Confident Homeschooler program, which also provides you with group and one-on-one coaching options. Be sure to visit our coaching page to see everything included in the Confident Homeschooler program.

Will the program teach me how to choose curriculum?

Yes, 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 online course?

L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure is not meant to be used in isolation. It is the backbone of our Confident Homeschooler coaching program, which also provides you with group and one-on-one coaching options. Visit our coaching page for more information.

Will this 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 (goodschooling.net/blog) details how homeschooling should be handled for children under 7 (the principles apply to kindergarten aged children as well).

We will be adding a video library of bonus content over the course of 2019 which will include (among other things) an interview with an early childhood education expert discussing how young children's education should be approached. This content will be available for members of the Gold and Platinum levels of The Confident Homeschooler.

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. Visit our coaching page for more information.

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 online course is right for me?

Remember that L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure is part of The Confident Homeschooler, our multi-faceted homeschool coaching program. Check out the program here, and if you're still unsure if it would work for your situation, please send me an email at alison@goodschooling.net with a description of your situation and we can schedule a homeschool exploration call to decide together whether The Confident Homeschooler is for you or not. 

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 hello@goodschooling.net and I will fix the issue ASAP.

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

In order to complete the L.A.U.N.C.H... 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.

Are You Ready To Homeschool?

The I. L.A.U.N.C.H. System is an integral part of my Confident Homeschooler Program. To enroll in the Confident Homeschooler, visit our coaching page and see which level of the program is the right fit for you!

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THE L.A.U.N.C.H. YOUR OWN HOMESCHOOL ADVENTURE ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES:

Ten modules covering every aspect of the homeschool launch

Nearly 30 videos of instruction

Dozens of downloads and a 20-page workbook

Resource and curriculum guides

Self-paced instruction and lifetime access

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"This has been a transformational process for our entire family! We were anxious, but our coaching sessions with Alison put our minds at ease. We went from being nervous and scared to confident and elated. I was worried I would be overwhelmed with all the choices and decisions to be made, but Alison helped us discover what works best for our son and he is thriving as a result.

~ Jennifer B.

Insurance Agent from The Woodlands, TX

Is Something Holding You Back?

Book a homeschool exploration call to see if the I. L.A.U.N.C.H. video course and my Confident Homeschooler program are right for you. My goal is to help you homeschool. If I can, I'll tell you. If I think there are better options out there for you, I'll let you know that, too.  This is all about you and your family. I'm here to serve you. Let's figure out the best way forward together.