Welcome to Homeschool State Laws!
Hi! I am Liza Trent and I am glad you found my site! I began homeschooling in 2008. I have homeschooled my 6 children in multiple states and in Europe so I understand the significant hurdle that finding, understanding, and following your current homeschool law can be.
It can be difficult to find the right forms and to understand exactly what the state expects of you and when. My mission for this site is to make it as easy as possible for you to know and follow your state’s homeschool law and regulations.
About This Site
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 required forms and information specific to your state that are available online. Additionally, I have created templates for you to download or copy, paste, fill in, and print. My hope is that this site will make it easy for you to homeschool legally year after year.
Knowing what your rights are concerning homeschool is so important. Not following your state homeschool law and regulations could mean a termination of your homeschooling experience. However, if you know the law, and follow the regulations for your state, then you can relax and enjoy your homeschool journey. There is a confidence and assurance that comes from knowing that you are within your legal rights and prepared for whatever hurdles you or your children may face in the future.
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 require you to tell your school district about your decision to homeschool. The state is legally responsible for the education of your child unless you “officially” take that responsibility upon yourself.
- Qualify: Your state may require you to meet specific qualifications in order to homeschool your child.
- Hours Of Instruction: Your state may require 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 require 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 require you to keep records of your homeschooling: what you teach, your child’s attendance, what curriculum you use, your child’s test scores, etc..
- Testing: You state may require 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 state’s law and regulations.