Welcome to Homeschool State Laws!
Hi! I am Liza Trent and I am glad you found my site. Finding your state’s law on homeschool alone can be difficult (trust me I have done it for 50 different states). Not to mention reading through the
not so readable horrible layout and the legal jargon. Being a homeschooler myself, I understand the significant hurdle that this first step can be. I know how difficult it can be to find the right forms and to understand exactly what the state expects of me and when. My mission for this site is to make this as easy for you as possible.
About This Site
Knowing what your state law is concerning homeschool is super important. If you are not following your state law it could mean a termination of your homeschooling experience. But if you toe the line and follow the regulations for your state then you can relax and enjoy your own homeschool journey. I have read through the homeschool law for your state, digested it’s contents, and written it for you in a way that is easy to understand. I also linked to any and all forms that are required and available online. Additionally, I have created templates for you to copy, paste, fill in, and print. My hope is that this site will make understanding and following your state’s homeschool law easy for you to do year after year.
About Homeschool Laws
As you read through the information I have compiled on your state’s homeschool law you will see these 7 main categories:
- Required Age of Attendance: Your state has an age requirement for when your child is expected to enroll in school. This age varies by state.
- Notify the School District: Your state may expect you to tell your school district about your decision to homeschool. Some states are legally responsible for the education of your child unless you officially take that responsibility upon yourself.
- Qualify: Your state may expect you to meet specific qualifications before they will give you “permission” to homeschool your child(ren).
- Hours Of Instruction: Your state may expect you to teach a certain amount of hours per year (usually similar to what the public schools teach). Some states even require you to keep attendance for the days that you homeschool.
- Required Subjects: Your state may expect you to teach specific educational subjects (i.e. math, history, language, social studies, music, etc.) as part of your homeschool curriculum.
- Keep Records: Your state may expect you to keep records of your homeschooling. For example, what you teach, your child’s attendance, what curriculum you use, etc..
- Testing: You state may expect your child to take an academic test every year.
I have also included whether or not your state requires you to immunize your children, a list of relevant and helpful websites for homeschooling in your state, and links to all of the legal references I used to compile your states law and regulations.