New to Homeschooling
How to get started homeschooling. Everything you need to know about homeschooling in Louisiana!
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
HSLDA has been serving the homeschool community for 25 years. Their site has a wealth of information to help you in your homeschool.
How to Get Started Homeschooling
Our State Organization has great tools put together for us to use including this document.
Register with Louisiana
Register Nonpublic (not TOPS eligible)
Follow this link to register your homeschool with the state of Louisiana using the "private school" option. This is not required until your child reaches the compulsory school age of 7.
Register Home Study (TOPS eligible)
This page is where you register your "home study" program with the state of Louisiana. In order to qualify for TOPS, you must register w/ the state using the "home study" option by their 11th grade year.
This is a link to a form you can fill in, print, sign, and send to the public school you are removing your student from.
Curriculum Used and New
You can buy or sell used curriculum on this website. Good deals to be found here.
Rainbow Resource has great previews/samples and descriptions of most curricula out there (as well as some of the best prices)
Athletic Association - Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana
this is the athletic association we are members of. rules, Forms and schedules, etc
This site has a large reviews section, and a very helpful message board.
Similar to Accelerated Reader (AR) book tests in public/private school. Computer scored comprehension tests with point accumulation for prizes by different companies or parents. We use these to earn points for the Pizza Hut Bookit coupons.
This is a wonderful site especially if you have kids that don't like spelling. You can enter the spelling words for the week and the site will call out the spelling words to your children. They can practice the words or be tested on the words. And it's free!
Ouachita Parish Public Library
We have an awesome library system! Each branch has unique programs for children (and adults) of all ages! For info about special programs, or the library in general, please contact Kayla Hebert at the JR Searcy Mem. Lib. [email protected] or 327-1240
World Book - Typical Grade Level Requirements
A list of typical curriculum requirements and standards broken down by grade level.
Enrollment form for DMV
This form must be filled out to obtain Driver's licence or learner's permit