Alabama Homeschool Laws
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 (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.
Quicklinks for Homeschooling in Alabama
Use the secondary navigation menu above to quickly make your way to pages for Alabama state organizations, local homeschool groups, classes, co-ops, field trips, and more.
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!
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.
Complete listing of Alabama Educational Code
Every child between the ages of seven and 17 years shall be required to attend a public school, private school, church school, or be instructed by a competent private tutor for the entire length of...
This listing has been prepared and archived to ease your research into the legislation applicable to those interested in LEGALLY educating their children at home in the state of Alabama. These are ...
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