How Do I Take My Child Out of School To Homeschool?

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How Do I Take My Child Out of School To Homeschool—All You Need To Know

Homeschooling is a popular solution for many parents who need to take their child from school for any reason. In case you believe that your child would benefit from this type of education, this helpful guide is for you.

If you’re wondering, “how do I take my child out of school to homeschool,” we are here to help you find the answer. DoNotPay will explain how to homeschool your child and what the requirements for such an endeavor are.

Learn about DoNotPay’s feature designed for homeschool parents who wish to make a transition to homeschooling stress-free.

Taking Your Child Out of School To Homeschool—Homeschooling Laws Explained

Homeschooling is across the U.S. The homeschool laws prescribe requirements for:

  • Becoming a homeschool teacher
  • Curriculum and minimum homeschooling hours
  • Testing and graduation
  • Record keeping
  • Notification of intent of homeschooling

Each state in the U.S. has a different homeschooling law, which is why we created the following guides:

North CarolinaPennsylvaniaMaryland
New JerseyTennesseeNew York State
Washington StateMissouriColorado
UtahSouth CarolinaMassachusetts
LouisianaIowaWest Virginia
New MexicoMississippiHawaii
NebraskaNew HampshireMaine
DelawareMontanaRhode Island
AlaskaSouth DakotaWyoming
North DakotaDistrict of ColumbiaVermont

How Can You Start Homeschooling?

To start homeschooling your child, you should create a meticulous plan of action. You should begin by:

  1. Checking the homeschool regulations in your state
  2. Finding out what your homeschool district is
  3. Creating or choosing a homeschooling curriculum and specific subjects
  4. Selecting the best teaching method
  5. Determining how many hours in a day you will be homeschooling
  6. Figuring out where to look for the teaching resources
  7. Sending the letter of intent to homeschool to the school your child is attending at the moment

You should check out the way homeschooling in America works and which states are the easiest for homeschooling. Consider the cost of this type of schooling and discover whether it is possible to homeschool your child for free. In case you need help while you’re figuring out how to be a homeschool teacher, you may want to find someone experienced to educate your child at home.

How To Write a Letter of Intent To Homeschool

The first step you will take to initiate a transition to homeschool is writing a letter of intent.

This letter should include details about you and your child as well as a statement that you intend to homeschool your child.

If you aren’t sure what to include in this letter, and let us draw it up and send it instead of you.

In case you are interested in learning about the letters of intent in a specific state, take a look at the following table:

Georgia Declaration of IntentArkansas Notice of IntentFlorida Notice of Intent
Texas Letter of IntentMontana Letter of IntentWest Virginia Notice of Intent
Missouri Withdrawal LetterKentucky Letter of IntentNew York Letter of Intent
Illinois Letter of WithdrawalMaine Notice of IntentCalifornia Private School Affidavit
Pennsylvania Home Education AffidavitWashington Declaration of IntentArizona Affidavit of Intent To Homeschool
Virginia Notice of IntentMaryland Notice of IntentOhio Notification Form

Make the Transition to Homeschooling a Walk in the Park With DoNotPay

DoNotPay will ensure that the letter of intent to homeschool you send is straightforward and includes all the important info about yourself as the homeschool parent and your child.

To get our help with this document, you will have to:

  1. Select the Notice of Intent To Homeschool product
  2. Provide us with info about your child
  3. Select the date when you will start with homeschooling

Our app will create the letter fast and save you from unnecessary complications. Even if you decide to switch to homeschooling in the middle of the school year, you can count on our help.

The law in your state might also require you to get your letter notarized. You can do that through DoNotPay as well—we’ll connect you with an online notary.

Once your document is notarized, DoNotPay will offer to send the letter to the school instead of you or create a PDF version you can print and mail yourself.

Can a Homeschooled Student Attend College?

Yes, they can. Most homeschooled students have a high success rate at college.

To apply for university, homeschooled students will have to:

  • Create a transcript
  • Take an SAT or ACT
  • Contact the college to get the info about the required documents to get in

You can also give a homeschool diploma to your child. To do that, check the process of affidavit completion—this way, your child will be legally covered when applying for college.

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