Written by Dave Pommier of Bloke School.
There are quite stringent guidelines about how to build a homeschool curriculum where I live.
In New South Wales, Australia, everyone needs to be registered and assessed through BOSTES (Board Of Studies, Training and Educational Standards). They provide the framework a curriculum has to fit within. They follow this up with an annual meeting by an assessor to check the work being done.
This is our second year of homeschooling. A large part of the reasons behind why we chose to homeschool was that it allowed for individualised teaching.
Even working within the guidelines, there is still a good deal more flexibility to work around the rules than it initially seems.