Homeschooling Requirements

Homeschooling requirements. Sigh. Do we have to talk about this? Yup, sure do!

It's important that you become familiar with homeschool laws, so that you are equipped to give your child the best education possible. If you are careless about keeping the law, you may end up losing the privilege of homeschooling.

Take it seriously.

Don't be intimidated, though. You won't need your hard hat. It's not that difficult to figure out.

little boy with hat

In the United States, homeschooling is legal in all 50 states.

Most states have laws that specifically allow homeschooling. In all of the other states homeschools can be legally operated as a private school or by providing "equivalent instruction".

It's important that you understand that homeschool laws vary from state to state. What is permitted in one state may not be permitted in another.

For example, Oklahoma has very little regulation for homeschoolers, while Vermont is more highly regulated. Don't make assumptions. Make sure. To get the details of homeschooling requirements in your state, visit HSLDA's website.

When we started homeschooling it was very helpful to join a local homeschool group.

They were familiar with laws in our state, and were glad to show us the ropes. It was a quick and easy way to get started. I highly recommend that you do this, if possible.

There is so much safety and encouragement in numbers. Don't do it alone.

Don't be scared off by the regulations. Know them, and follow them. Thank God for the privilege of living in a land of freedom! Many countries do not allow homeschooling. We are truly blessed.

Glad to be dad,


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