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What states are you in?

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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What regulations are you required to follow and how much do you pay attention to the regs?
Do you to the bare minimum? Or go above and beyond.

by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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BramblePatch
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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Idaho.

Our rules/regs are the easiest of all 50 States. I am required to teach my child ages 7-16 what would be taught in the course of a public education. Thats it. No letters, hours, testing...nothing.
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM
We are in CT. There are zero rules and regs for HS.
snowangel1979
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Michigan.

Children has to be taught by a parent and you have to teach them the normal school stuff (spelling,math, Ect)
Other then that nothing, no test, no umbrella school, no paperwork.
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oredeb
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 10:58 AM

 Oregon

i dont follow the rules at all

they are test every other year, and send form saying we are homeschooling

swim-mom72
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Texas

They see homeschooling as a private school. So, we are not regulated other than having to teach the common core of math, science, language and social studies.

TarotMommy
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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FLorida. We just have to register as a homeschooler, keep a portfolio and do a yearly evaluation by a qualified evaulator, like a teacher.
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DesireMM
by Desire' on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

 We are in Florida as well.

Quoting TarotMommy:

FLorida. We just have to register as a homeschooler, keep a portfolio and do a yearly evaluation by a qualified evaulator, like a teacher.

 

falling.rayn
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I am in Massachusetts. I have to tell the school system that I am going to homeschool and give a list of intended curriculum.

They require I teach these subjects during their education:

Reading, writing, English language and grammar, geography,

arithmetic, drawing, music, history and constitution of United

States, duties of citizenship, health (including CPR), physical

education, and good behavior.

I have to do 900 hours for elementary school and 990 hours for secondary school which is simple to do and I always go beyond that. I honestly never stick to the curriculum because the kids end up needing more books later on in the year.

bren_darlene
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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Arkansas.  And I know they are supposed to test and let the school know they are home educating. Not really sure what is supposed to be done as I have never done it at all.

sarahkat
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I'm in Charleston, WV and would love to get my daughter to into extra curricular activities with other kids. :)

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