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Homeschooling in Alabama

by Mary Ann Kelley

Alabama Laws and Homeschool Information

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 -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

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

Alabama State Legislature Education Codes

Complete listing of Alabama Educational Code

Alabama State Legislature Education Codes – Ages of children required to attend school; church school students exempt from operation of this section.

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...

Alabama State Legislature Education code – Attendance Manual

Alabama State Law On Education & Church Schools

From Everest Academy AKA Alabama Homeschooling

Alabama Resource Pages & Places

Alabama HomeschoolingAlabama Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Alabama.

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – AlabamaAlabama Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Alabama Homeschooler

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