Homeschooling is the education of children at home rather than in a traditional public or private school. It is legal in all 50 states, but every state makes its own rules and defines homeschooling differently. A family may need to register their child with their state or district, enroll their child in a non-traditional private school, church school, or homeschool program, or even establish their own private school.
States may regulate any of the following:
States may regulate other things as well. Visit our Homeschool Laws section to find out what your compulsory attendance and home education laws are in your state. Note that, depending on your state, there may be other ways our child can be schooled at home beside under your state's homeschool statute. You may be able to enroll your child in an online virtual or correspondence school, enroll your child in a home-based private school, or hire a personal tutor. It's important that you know the requirements for your state, as well as your rights as a parent, so we encourage you take time to read through your state's homeschool laws.
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