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Since Senate Bill 134 was signed in June of 1997 the Alaska Homeschool Law has been in place that allows parents to educate their children at home independent of any government regulations. Parents no longer have to meet the regulations of a private or exempt school, or to participate in a correspondence school.
Required Age of Attendance
The state of Alaska requires your child(ren) to attend school from the age of 7 to 16 years old. Legal schooling options include:
- private school
- personal certified tutor
- an educational experience approved by the school board
- state boarding school
- approved full-time correspondence study program
- educated at home by a parent or guardian (i.e. homeschool)
(See legal reference 1)
Notify The School District
The Alaska Homeschool Law does not require you to notify the school district of your intent to homeschool.
If You Need To Withdraw Your Child
If your child is already attending a public school then you need to officially withdraw them in order to homeschool. Contact the school your child currently attends and ask if they have any specific forms or withdrawal procedures.
The Alaska Homeschool Law does not require you to meet any specific qualifications in order to homeschool.
Hours of Instruction
The Alaska Homeschool Law does not require you to teach a list of specific educational subjects.
The Alaska Homeschool Law does not require you to teach a specific amount of hours per day.
The Alaska Homeschool Law does not require you to keep records of your homeschooling.
The Alaska Homeschool Law does not require independent homeschoolers to participate in testing.
Alaska Immunization Law For Homeschoolers
The state of Alaska does not require independent homeschoolers to vaccinate their children. Only students who attend a public or private school, or are part of a correspondence program must receive vaccinations.
(See legal reference 2)
Helpful Websites For Alaska Homeschoolers
For local support and information visit this Alaska homeschool websites:
- Compulsory attendance: Alaska Statute Section 14.30.010 b(12).
- Immunizations: Alaska Statute Section 4 AAC 06.055.
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.