home·​school·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio) \

Definition of homeschooler

1 : one that homeschools
2 : a child who is homeschooled

Examples of homeschooler in a Sentence

Both of their children were homeschoolers.

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My former best friend had just ditched me for a cooler crowd at school, and at gymnastics a homeschooler clique was bullying me into finding Jesus. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "I’ll Be Loving You Forever," 14 Aug. 2019 These courses offer homeschoolers classroom time two days a week in a variety of subjects, and the program allows them to participate in sports and extracurriculars, as well. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Betsy DeVos went to New York to visit schools for the first time. Guess which ones.," 16 May 2018 What black homeschoolers have in common, Fields-Smith added, is a willingness to make relatively extreme sacrifices for their children’s education. Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Radical Self-Reliance of Black Homeschooling," 17 May 2018 Among them is Bryant Miller, a homeschooler with an ACT score of 35 (out of 36) who is also applying to Ivy League schools. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "At college decision time, conservatives face tough choices," 23 Apr. 2018 As the bill made its way through the statehouse, a $1,000 tax deduction for homeschoolers and private school families was also added. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "How Mike Pence expanded Indiana’s controversial voucher program when he was governor," 28 Jan. 2018 The new rule allowed homeschoolers to participate at the public school serving their residence if the student enrolled in the school for a minimum of one class per day, as well as meeting all of the regular eligibility standards. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Homeschoolers play big role in Oak Hill's run to state finals," 22 Mar. 2018 This allowed private school parents and homeschoolers to deduct costs above tuition, such as school supplies. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "How Mike Pence expanded Indiana’s controversial voucher program when he was governor," 28 Jan. 2018 That’s impossible as long as most American homeschoolers aren’t required to take standardized tests or otherwise furnish consistent proof of academic progress. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "The Turpins Won’t Be the Last," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of homeschooler

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of homeschooler

: a child who is taught at home instead of in a school
: a parent who teaches a child at home instead of sending the child to a school


home·​school·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce homeschooler (audio) \

Kids Definition of homeschooler

1 : a person who teaches school subjects to children at home
2 : a child who is taught school subjects at home

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