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Here at The Trent Schools, we receive many questions about our program. Below you'll see most of our commonly asked questions and answers to them. If there is something else like to ask, please feel free to send us an email HERE.

Is homeschooling right for you?

How does this program work?

Do I need to buy anything? Are there extra costs? Any hidden fees?

When during the year can I enroll my child?

How long will it take a student to complete one grade level?

What are my state’s laws regarding home schooling? (CLICK TO CLOSE)

Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding homeschooling. Most states have homeschool friendly laws, while a few states attempt to make it difficult for families to begin. However, even in these locations, homeschooling is possible if you take all the right steps.

Your best protection against local barriers to homeschooling is to know your state's laws and regulations before you first contact your local school district (even this isn't required in all states). Many school districts will ask for information that isn’t even required by the state, so it’s a good idea to be knowledgeable.

We advise and strongly encourage every homeschooling family to check out The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The HSLDA is an advocacy organization for homeschooling. It is the best place to go to check on your state's home-schooling laws and regulations.

Click HERE to take you to the HSLDA:

Once there, follow these steps:

1) Click on your state on the map or on the list below and you will be taken to a page with recent news and events on homeschooling in your state.

2) Click on the LEGAL ANALYSIS of your state's homeschooling laws. This will open up a PDF file that has a comprehensive breakdown of your state's regulations and guidelines. (You'll need to sign in by creating a free account)

Make sure to print and carry this information with you whenever dealing with your local school district. The facts you find on the HSLDA website are correct, current and valid.

Is Trent an accredited homeschooling institution?

What's a transcript? Do I need one? How do I get one sent?

Which grade level should my child be enrolled in?

Is Trent a Virtual School?

My child has a learning disability, will Trent's curriculum suit his particular learning speed?

Does Trent accept expatriate and international students?

Do colleges and universities accept students who have been homeschooled?

Does Trent base its lessons in any religion?

What if my child has a career or daily obligation?


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