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Pennsylvania Homeschool Information
Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Pennsylvania! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Pennsylvania residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.
Quicklinks for Homeschooling in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Homeschool Legalities
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.
A 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.
Students of compulsory school age participating in a home education program are subject to sections 1327(d) and 1327.1 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 13-1327(d) and 1327.1). School... [Read more...]
From MDHSA (Mason-Dixon Homeschoolers Association). [Read more...]
From Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania [Read more...]
From Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania [Read more...]
Frugal Lancaster is an established blog written by a Lancaster County homeschool mom who recently started a new section highlighting local homeschool events. Our hope is to connect homeschoolers in... [Read more...]
Pennsylvania HomeschoolingPennsylvania Statewide
Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Pennsylvania [Read more...]
Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Statewide
Discussions and Resources for Pennsylvania Homeschoolers [Read more...]
Collins Academy Therapy ServicesPhoenixville
Collins Academy Therapy Services is an Occupational Therapy consulting service designed to assist families homeschooling children with special needs. Services include an evaluation in the natural e... [Read more...]