What does common core standards mean for homeschool students
In 2014, all schools, including private schools and homeschool students, will be expected to meet common core standards(CCSS) in order for high school credits to be transferable to another high school, or to be accepted by most colleges nationwide. Common core standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. Educational standards, or what is known as the common core standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade, especially in high school where credits are concerned. Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math.
Although this may seem to come against a homeschool right to choose their own curriculum, the idea that a student in one state can transfer to any school or college with that credit being the same as another student, is essential for academic success in today’s ever changing world. The common core standards are designed to be relevant, reflecting knowledge and skills that meet college preparatory standards. Building an excellent foundation for your child is essential for academic success. The common core standards will help provide our children with a high-quality education, as well as provide a standard of success for every school in every state.