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Q:

Where can I find information about the Virginia homeschool laws?

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The Home Educators Association of Virginia website, www.heav.org, can answer all your questions about homeschooling in VA.

Q:

When is the deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent form to the division superintendent?

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August 15

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When is the deadline for sending evidence of progress (testing, evaluation, or portfolio) to the division superintendent?

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August 1

Q:

Can I teach my child to drive?

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Yes. Read about driver education in VA at the HEAV website.

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At what age can I leave my child at home unsupervised?

A:
Prince William County Child Protective Services offers the following guidelines:
  • Ages 0-8 - May not be left unsupervised
  • Ages 9-11 - No more than 1.5 hours alone - day only
  • Ages 12-15 - May be left alone all day
  • Ages 16-17 - May be left alone all night or over the weekend
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At what age can an older sibling babysit a younger sibling?

A:
Prince William County Child Protective Services offers the following guidelines:
  • Ages 12-13 - May babysit children up to four hours
  • Ages 14-15 - May babysit more than four hours-not overnight or weekends
  • Ages 16-17 - May babysit children overnight or over the weekend