Do you have to jump through a lot of loops?
I am (thankfully) in Indiana. I have to keep attendance to show they had 180 days of school and be able to show they are learning. No testing, no intent letters, no preapproval of curriculum, they dont tell us what to teach or how long. It is one of the easiest states to homeschool in.
by bashfull_77May 28, 2012 at 8:43 PMI am in Alabama too
I live in Alabama and it is not hard to hs here. We have to send a letter of intent to the school system. We joined an umbrella school and submitt grades at the end of the year.
by momof030404May 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM
AL girl here TOO!! LOL
I haven't officially started yet, we are letting DS finish the year.
From what I've read the only "rule" is it has to be done by a parent.
No umbrella school, can teach what ever, no letters to anyone, and no turning in any paperwork what so ever..
May 28, 2012 at 9:41 PM
I live in IL. There's no need for any notification of the school district, no records to show anyone, no testing, no hours to track. I was actually a little disturbed by the lack of accountability, but it sure makes my life easier.
I say that after realizing that keeping a portfolio so she can get credit for honors classes if she returns to public school is going to be very time-consuming and detailed!
May 28, 2012 at 10:41 PMI'm in KY, near IN and OH.
It's not TX or IN but it's super simple with minimal requirements. We have to notify the district and there are requirements for attendance and subjects taught but no real way to enforce them. There is no testing or check on progress.
by bren_darleneMay 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I am in Arkansas and I don't rightly know since I never did what they said. I think they wish for you to register and test. Not sure though.