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Homeschool Tips: Know Your State Homeschool Regulations

1 August 12:32 am
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 This is a guest blog post from Adirondack Learning Academy

Homeschooling within Your State’s Regulations: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You!

There have been a number of news articles from other countries, where homeschoolers have been arrested or have been separated from their children simply because they homeschool? We are lucky in the United States because homeschooling is legal here. Even though it’s legal, it’s still easy to become come confused by state laws and regulations. Beginning homeschoolers will wonder where they get their curriculum or how to join a home school community. Adirondack Learning Academy will help you understand your state’s laws and regulations and provide you with a customizable, accredited curriculum to guide your education.

The first step in homeschooling is to learn your local homeschool regulations.

Each state has different laws and regulations, but each state allows parents to educate their children at home. State law provides general guidance or regulations, but the parents get to decide on details like curriculum and school days.

The second step of homeschooling is to understand the limitations of the regulations.

Many laws are written for the benefit of public school students. These regulations do not apply to homeschooled students. Many times, homeschoolers do not have to follow the regulations for students in public schools. It is important to understand and obey with the regulations for homeschoolers. Look up your state, province, or territory’s homeschool regulations, using the list below. 

Keep in mind when reading over laws and educational regulations for your area, that public high school requirements are not usually enough for college admission. Many homeschooled students exceed the expectation for college admission because they are invested in the academic success of their children. At Adirondack Learning Academy you receive a complete transcript to provide to your school of choice.

The third step of homeschooling is to decide what works best for your family.

Adirondack Learning Academy provides a complete online, customizable curriculum that will work for your family. You know what is best for your child, let us help you homeschool. If you have made a sudden switch to homeschooling, understand that it can take time to find your rhythm.

I encourage you investigate college requirements for colleges your student is interested in, not high school requirements, make sure you are prepared for anything. At the same time, check out the homeschool regulations for the colleges your student is interested in so you’re not surprised by any admission requirements! Adirondack Learning Academy has had many students apply and get accepted to the college of their choice.

I encourage you to follow your state’s homeschool regulations. I encourage you to follow your state’s homeschool regulations.

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