Education and homeschool policies are made at the state level. When you homeschool, it’s important to follow any policies set by your state. If homeschoolers don’t follow their state’s policies, they can find themselves in legal trouble due to compulsory attendance laws.
Each state is different with some states having no requirements to homeschool and others wanting parents to submit forms, maintain certain records, and follow specific curriculum subjects.
How to Homeschool in Your State
For your convenience, Discovery K12 has links to each state’s policies and procedures for homeschooling: HOMESCHOOL POLICIES BY STATE
In addition, homeschoolers should save all student work as evidence of work being done. You may not know how important it will be, until someone asks to see the actual work. Third party annual testing, whether standardized or not, is also highly recommended for homeschoolers to do and maintain for their records. Documenting the education process along the way will be essential for students moving on to college.
To learn more about your state’s legal policies: HOMESCHOOL POLICIES BY STATE
Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be legal advice. You should consult with your own legal counsel for any questions regarding the legalities of homeschooling.