I'm pretty new to homeschooling. We are actually officially starting this next week :) . When we were first talking about it and what we wanted to do and I was asking my husbands' opinion, he was all for it and really the only things he cared about was that we did standardized testing to make sure the boys were where they needed to be, and that we (of course) followed the laws.
I have read the Montana state Laws over and over again and joined a local homeschool group, and talked to the county superintendent of schools, and filed a letter of intent to homeschool, and done research via blogs etc. According to EVERYTHING I have read we don't need to get a certification or license to homeschool in Montana. But people (mostly co-workers) keep insisting that he does. I even offered to pull up the state law and let him read it himself, but he says he believes me, but I just feel like he is still uncertain.
Is anyone here from Montana? Did you ever have to get certification to homeschool in this state? Do other states require you to get certified?
January 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM
awesome....thanks. Where in Montana are you? We are in Great Falls. We joined the local homeschooling group, but I'm always interested in meeting and getting together, or even just chatting with other homeschoolers. let me know if you are interested!
I live in Montana and the only thing you need to do is file a letter of intent ant that isn't until age 7, meet the hours required per grade and keep an immunizations record / or exemption letter of vaccines.
by homeschoolx3January 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM
No state can tell you you have to certify your homschool.
January 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM
I have heard various people say that they had to fight the public school district to homeschool. Its too bad, because I think it proves that they mostly care more about the funding they will lose instead of the best education for the kids! I was fortunate that my kids' school was pretty much ok with it. They were really just sorta concerned that I was pulling the boys out because they had done something wrong. It had never occurred to me that they would take it personally! After talking to them though and explaining my reasons, they gave me their blessings and even invited my youngest back for an end of year class party.
I'm sorry you had to argue the point. Its not their call.
I just start homeschooling my kids and you dont need to have certification in CA.. the only problem that I had was that the school didnt want me to home school at all..
by oredebJanuary 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM
no certification in oregon
heres the montana hs law
Teacher certification not required, but specifies that instruction must be by parents. Be in a home that complies with local health and safety regulations.