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Homeschooling in PA

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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Okay Mommas, I am in need of some serious help! We are homeschooling our 1st grader.. This is our first year officially homeschooling. the school district we live in says we have to register Him even though he isn't going to their school.. We are doing alpha omega academy.. It's a distant learning school. Most states consider it homeschooling. Do I have to register him in the school district? I am going crazy and getting frustrated cuz everyone keeps giving me the run around.. I just new some help!! Thanks
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM

 http://www.pahomeschoolers.com/act169.html

I think this is what they mean:

(1) A notarized affidavit of the parent or guardian or other person having legal custody of the child or children, filed prior to the commencement of the home education program and annually thereafter on August 1 with the superintendent of the school district of residence and which sets forth: the name of the supervisor of the home education program who shall be responsible for the provision of instruction; the name and age of each child who shall participate in the home education program; the address and telephone number of the home education program site; that such subjects as required by law are offered in the English language, including an outline of proposed education objectives by subject area; evidence that the child has been immunized in accordance with the provisions of section 1303(a) and has received the health and medical services required for students of the child's age or grade level in Article XIV; and that the home education program shall comply with the provisions of this section and that the notarized affidavit shall be satisfactory evidence thereof. The required outline of proposed education objectives shall not be utilized by the superintendent in determining if the home education program is out of compliance with this section and section 1327. The affidavit shall contain a certification to be signed by the supervisor that the supervisor, all adults living in the home and persons having legal custody of a child or children in a home education program have not been convicted of the criminal offenses enumerated in subsection (e) of section 111 within five years immediately preceding the date of the affidavit.

GOOD Luck!  And you may want to join the HSDLA.  PA is a pain!

Here's the HSDLA website:

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/PA/

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

 Hi. Here is a link that you will want to check out.

http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=PA

These people help families that are being harrassed by the school system's district and or state.  Don't feel too bullied. You are the one in charge.  You can do this.  BTW...

Welcome to our humble group.  : )

oredeb
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM

 heres another site with your laws, easier to understand 

http://www.homeschoollegaladvantage.com/files/statelaws/PAPacket2011.pdf 

also contact a homeschool group and ask them what to do! they will help!

oddballj
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Awesome!! Thank you all sooo much!! :)
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