I currently live in NJ with my husband and two kids (5 & 11) I have been homeschooling my 11 year old for about a year, my 5 year old attends the local public school, which is great if your child does not have learning differences/disabilities like my 11 year old. In short, after pulling her out mid 4th grade, only then were we able to see her really learn and thrive.
We are thinking about a move to New Mexico, specifically ABQ and I wanted to get a feel for the homeschooling community there. Currently we live in a town where there are a lot of homeschooling resources in close proximity, i.e. museum classes, library support activities, co-ops, etc. I am looking to see what and where are the best resources in ABQ or really any input!
Here in NJ, many businesses/organizations offer homeschool classes at a large discount, for example, a pottery class at the local art museum costs 1/2 of what a "regular" after school pottery class does, the ice skating rink offers open skate and lessons at 1/2 the cost as well. Are there businesses and organizations in ABQ that do that as well?
As far as the homeschool laws go, do they ever ask for proof of what you are teaching? I know you have to submit a letter of intent, but has anyone ever been asked for any other documents?
My last question is about families who are similar to us in that they homeschool one child but another goes to a public school, I would love to hear your experiences as well. I have heard the Northesat area is the "best" for public schools?
Any information is greatly appreciated!