Interested in homeschooling? You can begin homeschooling at any time during the school year in all 50 states. Whether you are interested in homeschooling your kindergartner or will be homeschooling high school, you can rest assured that grown homeschoolers are succeeding in all walks of life. They are going to college and trade schools, are entering the work force, and are leading productive, fulfilling lives.
Families have found that the benefits of homeschooling are many and varied, and a wide variety of homeschooling options from homeschool curriculum to local homeschool programs are available to meet your child's academic needs. If you are looking for Virginia accredited homeschool programs or free Virginia homeschool curriculum, be sure to check out our information on online schooling.
Local homeschoolers are often a helpful resource for understanding homeschool regulations, so getting connected early can help reduce anxiety for new homeschoolers. Online homeschool communities can provide encouragement and crowdsourcing of resources in a virtual environment, and in person communities can provide opportunities through field trips, co-ops, classes, and outings. Whichever type of community you prefer, avoiding isolation is a key to homeschool success.
The above buttons link to many valuable Virginia homeschool groups, resources, and activities to meet social & activity needs: co-ops, homeschool activity groups, sports and arts opportunities, field trips, and more.
Virginia Homeschooling Requirements
As you investigate Virginia home school requirements, be aware that homeschool laws are set by the state rather than the federal government. That means that what homeschoolers in another state need to do to comply with their state's homeschooling requirements may be vastly different from what is required in Virginia.
Your statewide homeschool organization will be the most help in interpreting any homeschool requirements, but there is no substitute for knowing what the state law says. We've gathered links to the relevant information for you below.
Virginia Homeschooling Laws
- Compulsory Attendance and Home Education Related Statutes (Virginia statute at LIS)
- Home Instruction in Virginia; Information for Parents (Virginia DOE)
- Notice of Intent to Homeschool (HEAV)
- Guide to Homeschooling in Virginia (VaHomeschoolers)
- List of Public School Division Websites (Virginia DOE)
- Virginia Homeschool Law Basics (HEAV)
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided above may or may not be current. Be sure to verify information with your state homeschool organization(s).
Huntington Learning CenterAshburn
Huntington Learning Center is a national tutoring company. The Ashburn center offers in person and virtual tutoring, full evaluations, and test proctoring.
Social Skills Groups with A Balanced AlternativeGainesville
The goal at A Balanced Alternative is to serve children by teaching skills through play and social skills development, build confidence and independence, and create a community that provides unity and acceptance for all children. This resource offers a variety of facilitated social skills groups that include the following: *Early Intervention Play Group - Children will have the opportunity to learn in a small group through play using techniques such as modeling and facilitated play *School Readiness Play Group - Children will learn to generalize play skills into a small group and use these skills to build and develop beginner social skills such as turn taking and playing in a group. *Early Elementary Social Skills Group - Children will have the opportunity to learn basic social skills through group learning and modeling. Children will practice appropriate coping mechanisms for difficult situations. *Older Elementary Social Skills Group - Children will begin to build on their beginner social skills and learn to generalize these skills into their community. Children will also have the opportunity to work on using appropriate coping mechanisms in difficult situations. In all of the social skills groups offered from this resource, the ultimate goal is to is to serve children by teaching skills through play and social skills development, build confidence and independence, and create a community that provides unity and acceptance for all children.