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Homeschooling in Hawaii

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Hawaii Homeschooling Information

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Hawaii

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Hawaii

Discussions and Resources for Hawaii Homeschoolers

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissable

The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. The links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Frequently asked Questions

Hawaii DOE website for homeschoolers

Hawai'i Regulations - Hawaii Homeschool Organization

State of Hawaii Department of Education - Chapter 12, Compulsory Attendance Exceptions

12-2: §8-12-16 Notification of termination of home schooling§8-12-17 Educational neglect§8-12-18 Testing and progress reports of home-schooled children§8-12-19 Instructional personnel of home-schooled children§8-12-20 Credits§8-12-21 High school diploma for home-schooled children§8-12-22 College entrance examination and home-schooled children

Form 4140 "Exceptions to Compulsory Education

Parents need to submit a notice of intent to home school your child to the local public school principal. This may be done via a Form 4140 "Exceptions to Compulsory Education".

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