Homeschooling Laws

If you are just now considering homeschooling, you may be curious about homeschooling laws in your state. I hope in this post to help point you in the direction of resources that can help you  learn more about the laws in your state. While homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, each state has varying degrees of regulation. There are states with high levels of regulation such as Pennsylvania, and then there are states that require no notification of your intent to homeschool such as Michigan.

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Red is high regulation. Orange is moderate regulation. Yellow is low regulation. Green is no notification of intent to homeschool required. If you want more details click on the picture to go to the HSLDA site.

 

Overall, the HSLDA is an excellent resource in helping you in your homeschooling journey. You can join them and they will be your legal advocates if you face opposition from your state. Their website will help you get started with everything from finding laws to helping you connect, with your local homeschool community.

A2Z Homes Cool is another page that I have found that may be able to help answer questions. The link I provided directs you to a portion where answers and more links are easily accessible. Now, the author of the piece I linked to is not a lawyer and should not be interpreted as legal advice, but it can help you to understand the basics.

No matter what resource you use though, the best resource is your own state’s laws. Read them over carefully. You will want to make sure you’re not missing anything.  If you run into a situation that you need legal help, don’t forget that every homeschooling parent has access to the HSLDA. (To learn more about the HSLDA and membership go here.)

 

 

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