LBL ESD is not able to provide curriculum, books or materials to home schooling families. Parents have full responsibility and freedom to design their child’s education. There are many ways of educating at home and this is short summary of some of the more popular styles. LBL does not endorse any specific curriculum or home schooling method. This information is provided for your information only.
- School At Home
A public school style environment at home, with a complete curriculum, traditional grading system and record keeping.
- Distance Education
Parents can choose courses or programs from companies and schools that offer teaching assistance and learning materials to a student learning at home.
The central philosophy of this home school style is child-directed learning. Children determine what they learn, when they learn, how they learn, and why they learn.
- Eclectic Home Schooling
A mixed style of home school where parents pick and choose from the different approaches and methods of home schooling, and takes from each what works best for their family at the time.
- Unit Studies
A style where the student studies a topic in-depth for a period of time, and includes many areas of learning within that topic (science, social studies, language arts, math, and fine arts, etc) as they apply.
- Classical Method
This style is a three-part process of training the mind. The early grades are spent in absorbing facts; in the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments; and high school students learn to express themselves.