You are thinking of online school, not home schooling. Home schooling is when you and your parents decide what you learn and how you learn it. You pay for what you decide to use, but the cost doesn't need to be high. In fact, it can be virtually free if you take advantage of local libraries, free online sites, and other free resources in your community. True home schooling is also a legal, legitimate alternative to brick - and - mortar school attendance. Good luck.