Good Question: Homeschooling vs. remote learning?

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As kids are heading back to class, we’ve received a Good Question about different options for school.

“Remote learning" is a term you hear a lot, but how different is that from traditional homeschooling?

It turns out the two are quite a bit different.

According to the guidance posted for the Gates Chili Central School District, families who opted to go for homeschooling, and not remote learning through their district, have to meet many state requirements.

Those requirements include submitting a plan for the year, progress reports every quarter and if you want to put your student back in school, it’s up to the principal to decide what credit your child will get for courses done during homeschooling.

Additionally, students who are homeschooled do not get diplomas. Instead, they get a letter of completion if they meet all the state requirements.

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