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FAQs

Q:

How do I register my homeschool with the state of Louisiana? Do I go to the local school board office?

A:

Please see our Homeschooling in Louisiana page for detailed information about registering with the State of Louisiana. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact a CCHSA Board Member for help.

Q:

What do I do when pulling my child out of a private school mid-year to homeschool?

A:

“The problem is that the Law does not clearly give direction for mid-year activity. It is undefined, so there is no clear correct answer. I would feel that if they register now with the 180 day wording and then again in August, there should be no problem. Then you have overcomplied with the law by registering sooner, rather than a year later. I would see no problem with this and if any questions were asked, they could be answered very simply by explaining the mid-year change of private school to homeschool. No letter of intent is or was needed because the child was in private school, not public.” Mike Flowers, President, CHEF of Louisiana, 2010

Editor’s note: Students who are withdrawn from public school during the school year, or who attended public school the year before enrolling in a private school, must provide a written notification of enrollment to the public school he attended within 10 days of enrollment in homeschool. This notification must include: Student’s legal name; Date of birth; Gender; and Race.

Q:

I am a home study student. Can I receive TOPS and, if so, are there any special requirements?

A:

Yes. The Louisiana Department of Education must certify to LOSFA that you are a student who successfully completed the eleventh, if applicable, and twelfth grade levels of a home study program approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).

If you ever enrolled in a Louisiana public high school or nonpublic high school or an approved non-Louisiana high school that was or has been approved by BESE, you must havesuccessfully completed both the eleventh and twelfth grades of a homestudy program approved by BESE and the previously attended high school must provide LOSFA with certification that you were in good standing at the timeyou last attended that school.

In addition, you must have an ACT score of at least 19 for TOPS Tech, 22 for Opportunity, 24 for Performance, or 28 for Honors, or an SAT score of at least 900 for TOPS Tech, 1020 for Opportunity, 1090 for Performance or 1250 for Honors.

Questions and Answer taken from 2012-2013 TOPS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

Q:

If my child is in the fourth or eighth grade, am I, as a homeschooler, required to do LEAP testing?

A:

No, if you are planning to continue homeschooling for the following year. If, however, you intend to place your child in a public school in grades 5 through 9, then your child must take the LEAP for public school entrance with the expected level of achievement. (Please see the Louisiana State Board of Education website for more information: Assessments