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Homeschooling in Washington

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.

Washington New York Homeschool Laws & Information

Washington Homeschool Information

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

Washington State Home-Based Instruction Law

From Washington Homeschool Organization [Read more...]

Washington State Legislature – Chapter 28A.200 RCW Home-based instruction

RCW Sections 28A.200.010: Home-based instruction, Duties of parents, Exemption from high school assessment requirements. 28A.200.020:Home-based instruction, Certain decisions responsibility of pa... [Read more...]

Washington Homeschool Law

From Christian Heritage Online [Read more...]

WHO Advocacy

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Washington Resource Pages & Places

South Sound Reading FoundationOlympia

This local non-profit distributes free books and literacy materials to families and educators in Thurston and Mason counties. Their mission is "to spread the joy and promise of books and learning t... [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – WashingtonWashington Statewide

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

Washington HomeschoolingWashington Statewide

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

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