How do you go about switching from public school to homeschooling? Where do I buy books, etc? Do I have to be of teacher quality? What about testing and grading? What about special classes such as Physical ed, Art, Spainish, etc.? Can they still participate in sports at a school even if they are not enrolled in that school? When they are in the upper grades can they enroll in a technical school without being affiliated with a public school? Fill me in on everything you know about homeschooling please. I'm thinking about pulling my oldest daughter out of public school this next year. Her grades are falling and she seems more interested in learning negative things from other kids then what she is suppose to be learning. She will be in 5th grade next year. I remember when I was her age it happened to me too. I made good grades in the first few years then the rest of 12 years my grades were very bad. My grades never got better until I went to college where I always made the deans honor roll. Never was smart enough to make the presidents honor roll but my college grades were far better then anything I done in high school. Thanks for your help, rh in okla.