“I want to homeschool but I’m feeling overwhelmed and I don’t know where to begin.” Know your state homeschooling laws and what is required on your part. They vary by state.

Homeschooling is legal in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Here you can find the requirements you need direct from your state’s official government site. You do not need to join any organizations or even spend a dollar to begin.

Alaska

https://education.alaska.gov/alaskan_schools/schooloptions

Alabama

https://www.alsde.edu

Arizona

https://www.ade.az.gov/resources/hs.asp

California

https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ps/homeschool.asp

Colorado

https://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/homeschool

Connecticut

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Homeschooling/Homeschooling-in-Connecticut

Delaware

https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3070

District of Columbia

https://osse.dc.gov/service/dc-homeschooling-program

Florida

http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/other-school-choice-options/home-edu/requirements.stml

Georgia

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Schools.aspx

Hawaii

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspx

Idaho

https://www.sde.idaho.gov/school-choice/home-school/

Illinois

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Homeschool.aspx

Indiana

https://www.doe.in.gov/school-improvement/home-school

Iowa

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=iowa+state+education+laws+homeschool&t=osx&ia=web

Kansas

https://www.homeschoolinginkansas.com/getting-started/legal/state-laws

Kentucky

https://education.ky.gov/federal/fed/Pages/Home-School.aspx

Louisiana

https://www.louisiana.gov/education/

Maine

https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/schoolops/homeinstruction

Maryland

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DSFSS/SSSP/HomeInstruct/index.aspx

Massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-home-schooling

Michigan

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/home_schools_122555_7.pdf

Minnesota

https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/nphs/home/

Mississippi

https://www.mdek12.org/OCSA/HS

Missouri

https://dese.mo.gov/parents-students

Montana

http://opi.mt.gov/Search-Results?Search=homeschool

Nebraska

https://www.education.ne.gov/fos/exempt-schools/

New Hampshire

https://www.education.nh.gov

Nevada

http://www.doe.nv.gov/Homeschooling/

New Jersey

N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25 requires that “every parent, guardian or other person having custody and control of a child between six and 16 to ensure that such child regularly attends the public schools of the district or a day school in which there is given instruction equivalent to that provided in the public schools for children of similar grades and attainments or to receive equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school.”

https://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/faq/faq_homeschool.htm

New Mexico

https://www.newmexico.gov/education/

New York

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/home-schooling

North Carolina

https://ncadmin.nc.gov/public/home-school-information/home-school-requirements-recommendations

North Dakota

https://www.nd.gov/dpi/parentscommunity/parents/home-education

Ohio

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Education-Options/Home-Schooling

Oklahoma

https://sde.ok.gov/home-school

Oregon

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/learning-options/HomeSchool/Pages/default.aspx

Pennsylvania

19/Pages/HomeSchool.aspxhttps://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/HomeSchool.aspx

Rhode Island

https://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/EducationPrograms/HomeSchooling.aspx

South Carolina

https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/state-accountability/home-schooling/

South Dakota

https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/homeschooling.aspx

Tennessee

https://www.tn.gov/education/school-options/home-schooling-in-tn.html

Texas

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/general-information/finding-a-school-for-your-child/home-schooling

Utah

https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/homeschool

Vermont

https://education.vermont.gov/vermont-schools/school-operations/home-study

Virginia

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/families/private_home/index.shtml

Washington

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/learning-alternatives/home-based-instruction

West Virginia

https://wvde.us

Wisconsin

https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/home-based

Wyoming

https://edu.wyoming.gov/beyond-the-classroom/college-career/scholarships/hathaway/homeschool/

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Published by Candice

Hi, I’m Candice and I am so happy and honored to have you visit my site. I am a homeschooling mom with an MS in Education with fifteen years of experience in public and private school settings in NYC in addition to homeschooling my children the last 7 years. I love helping families to find what works best for their family in a home education environment. Homeschooling is limitless and your children and family can learn and grow together in whatever configuration you can imagine. I would be honored to help your family on that journey.

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