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Homeschooling in Rhode Island

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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Rhode Island Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Rhode Island! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Rhode Island 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.

Chapter 16-22: Curriculum 16-22-4 Instruction in health and physical education.

From the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. [Read more...]

Chapter 16-50: Correspondence Schools, Home Study, and Related Courses

From the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. [Read more...]

Chapter 16-22: Curriculum 16-22-2 Civics education.

From the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. [Read more...]

Chapter 16-19: Compulsory Attendance 16-19-1 Attendance required.

From the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. [Read more...]

Rhode Island Guild of Home Teachers – Legal Information

State laws that pertain to home schooling in the State of Rhode Island [Read more...]

Chapter 16-19: Compulsory Attendance 16-19-2 Approval of private schools – Requirements – Review.

From the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. [Read more...]

Rhode Island Resource Pages & Places

Rhode Island HomeschoolingRhode Island Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Rhode Island [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – Rhode IslandRhode Island Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Rhode Island Homeschoolers [Read more...]

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