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Homeschooling in Pennsylvania

by Mary Ann Kelley

TheHomeSchoolMom's local resource listings are sponsored by Time4Learning, where you can find resources, support groups, test prep info, and more.

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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.

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.

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

Pennsylvania Code S 11.31a. Students not enrolled in public schools due to participation in a home education program.

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... [Read more...]

Homeschooling in Pennsylvania Law Summarized

From MDHSA (Mason-Dixon Homeschoolers Association). [Read more...]

Requirements of the Home Education Law in PA

From Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania [Read more...]

Know the Law

From Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Resource Pages & Places

Frugal LancasterLancaster

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 ... [Read more...]

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