Interested in homeschooling? You can begin homeschooling at any time during the school year in all 50 states. Whether you are interested in homeschooling your kindergartner or will be homeschooling high school, you can rest assured that grown homeschoolers are succeeding in all walks of life. They are going to college and trade schools, are entering the work force, and are leading productive, fulfilling lives.
Families have found that the benefits of homeschooling are many and varied, and a wide variety of homeschooling options from homeschool curriculum to local homeschool programs are available to meet your child's academic needs. If you are looking for Alabama accredited homeschool programs or free Alabama homeschool curriculum, be sure to check out our information on online schooling.
Local homeschoolers are often a helpful resource for understanding homeschool regulations, so getting connected early can help reduce anxiety for new homeschoolers. Online homeschool communities can provide encouragement and crowdsourcing of resources in a virtual environment, and in person communities can provide opportunities through field trips, co-ops, classes, and outings. Whichever type of community you prefer, avoiding isolation is a key to homeschool success.
The above buttons link to many valuable Alabama homeschool groups, resources, and activities to meet social & activity needs: co-ops, homeschool activity groups, sports and arts opportunities, field trips, and more.
Alabama Homeschooling Requirements
As you investigate Alabama home school requirements, be aware that homeschool laws are set by the state rather than the federal government. That means that what homeschoolers in another state need to do to comply with their state's homeschooling requirements may be vastly different from what is required in Alabama.
Your statewide homeschool organization will be the most help in interpreting any homeschool requirements, but there is no substitute for knowing what the state law says. We've gathered links to the relevant information for you below.
Alabama Homeschooling Laws
- Alabama Homeschooling (Alabama DOE)
- Alabama Mandatory Attendance Reporting Requirements (Statute at FindLaw)
- Alabama State Regulations (US DOE)
- Alabama State Legislature Education Codes (Alabama Legislature)
- Alabama State Legislature Education code - Attendance Manual (National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments)
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided above may or may not be current. Be sure to verify information with your state homeschool organization(s).
Alabama Resource Pages & Places
Auburn Therapy and Learning CenterAuburn/Opelika
A new private therapy clinic is opening in Auburn, AL. The center will provide speech/language therapy, occupational therapy and feeding therapy services for all ages. The goal of Auburn Therapy and Learning Center is to improve and enhance academic abilities for those with speech/language difficulties, fine motor difficulties and sensory issues. The center requires a doctor referral prior to evaluation. Please call or visit the website for more details.
Pathways Academy is a church school located in Southside but serving the whole state. We are a large covering offering many field trips, activities, and clubs. We meet with families to help them decide if homeschooling is right for them and how to get started. We offer every service needed to homeschool efficiently.