Compulsory Attendance Ages: Between the ages of 5 and over and under 18.

Required Days of Instruction: Generally, 180 days.

Required Subjects: Reading, writing, spelling, English, grammar, geography, arithmetic, United States history, and citizenship, including a study of the town, state, and federal governments.

Home School Statute: None.

A home school may operate if the parent “is able to show that the child is elsewhere receiving equivalent instruction in the studies taught in the public schools.”

Teacher Qualifications: None.

Standardized Tests: Not required by statute or regulation.

An annual portfolio review will be held with the parents and school officials to determine if instruction in the required courses has been given.

For more information, please see the HSLDA website.

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