Compulsory Attendance Ages: Between the ages of 6 and 16.

Required Days of Instruction: 180 days.

Required Subjects: A basic academic educational program that includes, but is not limited to, reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science.

Home School Statute: Yes.

Parents must submit a declaration of intent to home study to the local superintendent within 30 days after the establishment of the home study program and by Sept. 1 every year thereafter. This declaration must include the names and ages of students, the location of the home school, and the time the parents designate as their school year.

Teacher Qualifications: The “teaching parent” or tutor must have at least a high school diploma or a GED diploma.

Standardized Tests: Children must take a national standardized achievement test every three years beginning at the end of the third grade. Since science and social studies are required subjects and the testing is required to evaluate the student’s “educational progress.”

For more information, please see the HSLDA website.

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