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Homeschooling in Alaska

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschooling in Alaska

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.

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regurlarly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

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!

State of Alaska - Department of Education & Early Development

Education website for the state of Alaska

Alaska Laws Regulating Home Education

HomeschoolinginAmerica.com

Alaska State Legislature Education Codes

Article 01. Compulsory Education. Sec. 14.30.010. When attendance compulsory. (a) Every child between seven and 16 years of age shall attend school at the public school in the district in which the child resides during each school term. Every parent, guardian or other person having the responsibility for or control of a child between seven and 16 years of age shall maintain the child in attendance at a public school in the district in which the child resides during the entire school term, except as provided in (b) of this section. (12) is being educated in the child's home by a parent or legal guardian.

Alaska Resource Pages

Alaska Homeschooling

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Alaska

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Alaska

Discussions and Resources for Alaska Homeschoolers

Oak Meadow: Bring Learning Home
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