Oklahoma Homeschool Law

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Age of Required Attendance

The state of Oklahoma requires your child to attend school from the age of 5 to 18 years old. Legal schooling options include the following:

  • public school
  • private school
  • homeschool

NOTE: Oklahoma citizens may not use homeschool as an excuse to avoid education. Or as the law states, “it is unlawful to use homeschool as a subterfuge for truancy“.

(See legal reference #1)

 

Qualifications to Homeschool

The Oklahoma Homeschool Law does not require you to meet any specific qualifications in order to homeschool.

 

Notifying the School District

The Oklahoma Homeschool Law does not require you to notify the school district that you are homeschooling. It also does not require you to allow an inspection of your home or your teaching methods by a school official.

If You Need To Withdraw Your Child

If your child is already attending an Oklahoma public school the state does not require you to give any notice or explanation before withdrawing your child. Although I suggest notifying your child’s school and/or request copies of all your child’s school records using a withdrawal form.

 

Hours of Instruction

The Oklahoma Homeschool Law does not require you to teach a certain amount of hours or days within the year.

Although the state of Oklahoma strongly recommends that you teach for about 180 days/year. Public school hours of instruction are generally 180 days.

(See legal reference #2)

 

Required Subjects

The Oklahoma homeschool law does not require you to follow any specific curriculum or teach any list of specific educational subjects.

Although the Oklahoma Homeschool Law strongly suggests that homeschoolers teach the same 10 educational subjects that public schools teach:

  1. reading,
  2. writing,
  3. math,
  4. science,
  5. citizenship,
  6. United States constitution,
  7. health,
  8. safety,
  9. physical education,
  10. conservation, etc.

(See legal reference #3)

 

Keep Records

The Oklahoma Homeschool Law does not require you to keep specific records of your homeschool program.

However, HSLDA suggests that you keep detailed records of your homeschool program and samples of your child’s work in case you might ever need proof of your child’s education.

 

Testing

The Oklahoma homeschool law does not require homeschool students to participate in testing.

 

Immunization Laws For Oklahoma Homeschoolers

The state of Oklahoma does not require homeschool students to vaccinate. Although, the state does require students who attend a “public, private, or parochial” school to receive immunizations. Since homeschool is not categorized as either one of these this law does not apply to homeschool students.

(See legal reference #4)

 

Helpful Websites For Oklahoma Homeschoolers

For local support and information visit these Oklahoma homeschool websites:

Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation

Oklahoma Homeschool

Oklahoma State Department of Education

 

Legal References

  1. Age of Required Attendance: Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Title 70, § 10-105(A)-(B).
  2. Hours of Instruction Recommendation: Oklahoma Statute Annotated title 70, 1-109.
  3. Subject Recommendation: Oklahoma Statute Annotated title 70, 11-103.
  4. Immunizations: Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Title 70-1210.191.

 

This summary is for informational purposes only and is not given as legal advice. HomeschoolStateLaws.com does not endorse any of the links or organizations listed above.


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