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Homeschooling in Virginia

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Virginia Homeschool Information

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

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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.

Compulsory Attendance and Home Education Related Statutes

from VDOE [Read more...]

Home Instruction in Virginia; Information for Parents

(from VDOE) [Read more...]

Notice of Intent to Homeschool

(from HEAV) [Read more...]

Guide to Homeschooling in Virginia

(from VaHomeschoolers.org) [Read more...]

Virginia Homeschool Laws Flowchart

by HEAV [Read more...]

List of Public School Division Websites

Usually these sites will include the name and address of the superintendent or individual to whom you submit your NOI. [Read more...]

Virginia Homeschool Law Basics

From HEAV [Read more...]

Virginia Resource Pages & Places

Hearthstone Enrichment Classes for HomeschoolersSperryville

Hearthstone will be offering classes for homeschoolers, as well as after-school and weekend classes for children in school and adults. Please see our website for details and registration. A drop-of... [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – VirginiaVirginia Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Virginia Homeschoolers [Read more...]

Virginia HomeschoolingVirginia Statewide

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

Prism Learning CommunityWaynesboro

Our mission is to support homeschooling families in Virginia by offering phone and email support as well as a catalog of professionals and materials. Prism does not adhere to any one educational ph... [Read more...]

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