AM I QUALIFIED?

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENTS WHO ARE HOME SCHOOLING 

AND REGISTERED WITH THE LEA (LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM)

 

Requirement Grades K-8 Grades 9-12
Parent's Education High School Diploma or GED High School Diploma or GED
Registration With local school system prior to each school year With local school system prior to each school year
Attendance 4 hours per day,  180 days per year  4 hours per day,  180 days per year
Record Keeping and  Reporting Attendance Record sent to Director of Schools at the end of the school year Attendance Record sent to Director of Schools at the end of the school year
Testing In grades 5 and 7, same state board approved secure standardized tests required of public school students In grade 9 same state board approved secure standardized tests required of public school students but NOT the high school proficiency test
Location and Cost of  Testing In the local public school which the student would otherwise attend at no charge OR by a professional testing service at parent’s expense In the local public school which the student would otherwise attend at no charge OR by a professional testing service at parent’s expense
Test Sanctions 1 year or more below grade level for 2 years in a row, superintendent MAY require parents to enroll child in public or private school (unless child is learning disabled) 1 year or more below grade level for 2 years in a row, superintendent MAY require parents to enroll child in public or private school (unless child is learning disabled)
Enter or Re-Enter Public or Approved Private School Must be tested for grade placement Must be tested in each subject for credit toward graduation
High School Diploma or Certificate of   Attendance None provided - Parent creates None provided - Parent creates