Officially Withdraw Your Child
If your child already attends an Alabama public school and you would like to begin homeschooling then you must notify the school that you are officially withdrawing your child.
Follow these simple steps to officially withdraw your child by letter.
- Copy and paste the sample Alabama Withdrawal Letter below in a new document to print, or download our PDF version.
- Enter your personal information in the brackets and print 2 copies (one for the school and one for your records).
- Mail a signed copy of your letter to your child’s school using Certified Mail return receipt request.
Sample Alabama Withdrawal Letter
Copy and paste the following text into a separate document to print:
[Name(s) of child(ren) being withdrawn from public school]
Dear [Name of Principal],
This letter is to notify you that I will be withdrawing the above children from [Name of School] on [Date of Withdrawal].
As of this date they will be: [choose one]
___Enrolled in a church school; A certificate of church school enrollment will be filed with the superintendent according to AL Code § 16-28-7.
___Enrolled in a home-based private school, according to AL Code § 16-28-1.
___Instructed by a private tutor, according to AL Code § 16-28-5.
If you have any questions, please send them to me in writing. Thank you.
Parent/Legal Guardian Signature Date