Delaware

Compulsory Attendance Ages: Between the ages of 5 (before September 1st) and 16.

Required Days of Instruction: None, but homeschools must submit attendance reports annually to the Department of Education.

Required Subjects: None.

Home School Statute: Yes.

Home Schools have three options:

  • “Single-family homeschool” means the education of one’s own child(ren) primarily by the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of such child(ren) mainly in their own residence.
  • “Multi-family homeschool” means the education of children, primarily by the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of such children mainly in one or several residences, or other facilities, when such children are not all related to each other as brother or sister. A person shall act as a liaison to the Department of Education for reporting enrollment and attendance information for all families involved.
  • “Single-family homeschool coordinated with the local school district” means the education of child(ren) primarily by the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of such child(ren) mainly in their own residence using a curriculum approved by the local superintendent or his/her designee.

Under all three options above, homeschools must report attendance information to the Department of Education on or before July 31 each year. Before November 1, homeschools must also submit an annual statement of enrollment as of the last school day in September. Both reports must be on forms prescribed by the Department of Education.

Teacher Qualifications: None.

Standardized Tests: None.

For more information, please see the HSLDA website.