Homeschooling Laws in the U.S.

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We enjoy many freedoms in our country. The ability to educate our children at home is one of those freedoms. One of the most common questions posed to homeschooling parents is,  “Is it legal?”  The answer is “Yes!” Though the requirements and regulations vary from state to state, it is legal to homeschool our children in each of the 50 states.

Do you know the homeschooling laws in your home state? Are you considering homeschooling as an educational option for your family? Or maybe you are currently homeschooling and will be relocating to a new state. In all of these situations it would be wise to know the law. Should anyone challenge your rights to homeschool, knowing what the law says about it will help you make your position clear. There are many who do not know the laws and as a homeschooling parent you can share with others that not only is it legal, but what the law specifically states.

Below you will find a helpful list of links to aid you in researching the homeschooling laws around the country. This is not an exhaustive list, but a place to begin. There are many resources available and with a quick search online, you’ll find even more information for the states in which you are particularly interested. The links provided are for your own personal information and not intended as legal counsel.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

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Linda Sears is a stay-at-home wife, homeschooling mother and doting grandmother. She and her husband have 8 children, a daughter-in-law, 2 sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren, so far. They have been homeschooling for more than 20 years, graduating 4 of their 8 children, with 4 more to go. You’ll find her at Apron Strings & other things where she blogs about life as she knows it, with children in various stages of cutting those apron strings.

Comments

  1. This is a fabulous article! Thanks so much for taking the time to find and share all these links. I’ll be linking to it from my homeschool resources! 🙂

  2. Great info!
    Is there a reason Washington state was left off? 🙂

  3. John Bennett says:

    Ack! 49 states.

  4. “New Hampshire Homeschooling Information at HomeschoolinginNewHampshire” is old and incorrect.

    Here’s the 2012 updated version of the NH Home Education law, showing the sections that were eliminated: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1571.html

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