Supporting our Learners
We believe that there is no singular answer—every little bit helps when it comes to making an impact. There are many meaningful ways that Motivated can help you and your learner and how you can help us succeed in our mission. Have an idea or service that’s not listed below? Reach out and let us know.
New to Homeschooling?
Primary education years are very important. They not only shape your child's personality but shapes their attitude toward learning. Families choose to home school their children for many reasons. Many are looking for flexibility while others want to take more control over their child's education. Home school is becoming a more popular option as it gives families the flexibility and freedom to choose how they want their children to be educated.
There are many home school options available. Families who are looking to home school should do their research to find the best alternative for their families. For your convenience, MYS has put together a few homeschool organizations that provide curriculum for grades K through 12.
If you are homeschooling and looking for assistance with your learner's coursework, click the link below.
In Pennsylvania, it is required that you provide notice of your intent to homeschool by submitting a notarized affidavit at the time of choosing homeschool and annually by August 1. It is recommended that you formally withdraw from your public school so your student is not marked truant.
In the case that you decide to return to public school in the middle of the school year, contact your local school to determine the process.
Home School Regulations
Below you will find information regarding homeschool laws. You will receive information on what you need to do to get started and gain an understanding of what is needed for attendance, state testing requirements, and how to keep records for review, such as portfolios. It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the laws in your state since regulations change from state to state.
MYS is one of the diploma-granting organizations, recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to provide diplomas to graduates of Pennsylvania home education programs.
Acquiring a Diploma
Families, who are members, can have their documents downloaded into a Google designated account to hold samples of the student's work until graduations. There will be a fee of $35 to access the account. Parents can then request a diploma using the Diplomas Request Form and send it in along with $65 for the Diploma. See Homeschool Forms Tab to download request. Must be a member to download forms.
After we receive the Diplomas Request form, the information will be given to a designated evaluator who can then fill out the student's transcripts. A copy of the transcripts with the evaluator's letter will be emailed to you to distribute to a prospective college or employer.
For more information, call us at 484-243-0332.
Those learners who are traditionally homeschooling with Motivated will receive the required days/hours of instruction. Motivated will co-instruct with parents to provide the required course of study.
The program is flexible to allow our team to be able to customize a schedule to meet you and your learner's needs.
Our support staff is made up of trained tutors who will work with your learner every step of the way through their asynchronous and synchronous coursework.