If you have decided to home school your children, you need to follow some rules and regulations in the US. You cannot home school your child at your own whims and fancies. All the 50 states in the United States have their own home school rules and registration process.
- Study the laws for homeschooling in your state. Homeschooling is legal in all the states of the United States, yet laws for each state vary from the other. So, if you have shifted from one state to the other, you will have to follow the home school laws of your state of residency.
- Important documents that you need to have are copies of your high school diploma and your child's immunization records. Some states require recent medical and dental examination reports.
- You have to give a homeschooling notice, affidavit or fill a registration form with your local school district or Department of Education. Notarization could be possible depending upon your state's laws. Type of notification and registration might differ from state to state.
- Some states don't require notification at all. You have to submit required documents along with your homeschooling affidavit or notification. For example, some states require you to prove that you've earned a high school diploma.
- You might be required to add homeschooling objectives or teaching plans to your registration formalities.
- Do not miss the registration deadline and submit the entire packet to your school district or the appropriate office within the time frame.
You should not rely entirely on your state’s home school district for information. To get accurate information on documents and formalities, visit HSLDA