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Homeschooling in New Hampshire

by Mary Ann Kelley

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New Hampshire Homeschool Laws & Information

New Hampshire Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in New Hampshire! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for New Hampshire residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

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.

image of gavel with man's hand pointing to a passage in a book and text Show Me in the Law - the show me letter that can prevent overreach by school administratorsA quick note about sticking to what the law requires:
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.

New Hampshire Department of Education – Home Education

Home Education is an alternative to attendance at a public or private school and is an individualized form of instruction in accordance with Chapter 279:2, laws of 1990. POC information included. [Read more...]

New Hampshire Department of Education – Administrative Rules, Ed 315

Ed 315.01 Statement of Purpose. The purpose of these rules is to provide standards applicable to home education programs. These rules take into account the fact that home education is an alternati... [Read more...]

NH Department of Education – Home Education Technical Advisories

Home Education Law PDF resources: Notification of change in the procedure for establishing a Home Education program and Compulsory Attendance. [Read more...]

The New Hampshire General Court – Section 193-1-a: Dual Enrollment

Portal to the New Hampshire State Legislature. Section 193-1-a: Dual Enrollment: Homeschoolers may dual enroll in public school curricular activities IF school board policy permits. [Read more...]

Legal News

From New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition [Read more...]

New Hampshire Resource Pages & Places

New Hampshire HomeschoolingNew Hampshire Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New Hampshire [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – New HampshireNew Hampshire Statewide

Discussions and Resources for New Hampshire Homeschoolers [Read more...]

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