1. Discuss the option of home schooling with your local school district administration - every state has its own rules and regulations regarding home schooling, who can do it, and what the requirements are in order for the student to be recognized as having been educated legitimately.
2. Consider carefully who will be doing the teaching. In order to have a high quality educational experience, there needs to be a curriculum and a teacher who can determine what, where, when, and how to teach it.
3. Ask yourself about the trade-off. Every decision has a consequence. Home schooling is great but there will something lost in the process, whether it is the social interaction, the lack of variety in experiences, or the burden on the family. What sacrifices are being made for the benefit of the student and why are they so important that public schooling is being set aside for them?
4. Get connected with other home-schoolers. There are plenty of them around and you can collaborate your efforts, as well as get ideas that others have used that work effectively. It is also an effective way to stay on target with your own school year.
5. Keep accurate records of what is taught and how its is evaluated. If there is a question as to what the child knows and where they are grade-wise, you can show what has been done and how progress was calculated.