Most important part of a homeschooling "program" is that it has to work
for everyone. Sounds obvious, but often can take a few tries to get it right. Students learn differently. Teachers have varying degrees of skill, patience and flexibility. A few considerations...
1. There is good internet
in the Bahamas
, should you choose a program that requires it. The internet was relatively cheap
at 15Gb for $37 (1 month ago), but I understand costs recently changed and may not be as good.
2. There are excellent digital offline resources - if you set them up using good internet before you go: Khan Academy Lite, Wikipedia Offline version (using Kiwix), Crash Course videos, and more.
3. There are many approaches to teaching while cruising. One consideration, especially if out for a fixed and relatively short time (1 year-ish), is whether learning
while cruising should model regular school. It's comfortable, and may work
best for you, but it takes time away from experiencial learning
as a traveler. A different learning model is to start with a general understanding of what kids "often" know at given ages, add relevant resources, and build daily experiences into learning. Teachable moments happen! Except, not so much for math - which they have to slog through (we like Khan Academy Lite).
4. There's more to learn, and learning, then comes out of a fixed curriculum. Even if you stick to a program because it works for you, foster learning when the text books
are closed. If the kids are interested in marine
life - get field guides and marine
. If they like history
, there is a lot interesting about the Bahamas etc., etc.
Sorry that I can't offer anything on specific programs - we build our own curriculum, so I'm a little out of touch with programs available now. We've been cruising for 9 years and the kids are now 18, 15, 13. Our oldest will take the GED soon (hardest part is finding a test center to fit our location/schedule). He did very well on both SAT and ACT - and was planning on starting college this Fall, but realized we would complete a circumnavigation
without him. So he pushed college out to next year.
Good luck with your path into cruising!