Do you have to jump through a lot of loops?
Arkansas. I know there are certain laws about testing, letter of intent, ect.. but not sure what all since I have never done any of it. lol
We are in MD as well. It is our first year and my fall review is scheduled for the first week in January.
Quoting GoddessAnna: Maryland. Letter of intent, submitted at least 15 days before the onset on home education (turned mine in yesterday). You can go through an umbrella school/organization here, and be exempt from state review, but there are none in our area that fit with our religious or schooling beliefs. So we have to keep a portfolio, to be reviewed by the school system twice a year. I opted out of standardized testing. It is recommended that we educate for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for 180 days a year, but as of now that is not law. I do have certain subjects I have to teach, and if the review shows that my daughter is deficient in too many areas, I have 30 days to fix things. Otherwise, she is to be enrolled in a school, public or private.
My county is pretty pro-homeschooling, but it's not like that all over the state. I'm not a fan of the restrictions, we want to experiment with unschooling for a while, but I think I've figured out a way to make it work. We start in the fall, she's finishing her year in school - 8 days to go!
I live in California and it's super easy :-) No mandatory tests or records, all I have to do is submit a private school affidavit.
Quoting oredeb: oregon here, and ive never followed the hs law, but i do believe you have to send a letter of intent and test every other year
oregon here, and ive never followed the hs law, but i do believe you have to send a letter of intent and test every other year
South Carolina. I use the thrid option which is going through an association. A notice of intent, two reports and attendence at the end of the year. Other associations ask for other things.
First option is going through the board of education and doing yearly tests. The second option is spending lots of money and going through the states association and what they require.
I'm also in KY. It's pretty easy. :)
Quoting mynameismuerte: I'm in KY, near IN and OH.
It's not TX or IN but it's super simple with minimal requirements. We have to notify the district and there are requirements for attendance and subjects taught but no real way to enforce them. There is no testing or check on progress.
Homeschooling Mama to James, Jade, Steven, Willow and KataraWifey to Michael since 3-30-05
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