There are many home-school options available. Families who are looking to home school should do their research to find the best alternative for their families. For your convenience, MYS has put together a few homeschool organizations that provide curriculum for grades K through 12.
The Schoolhouse Teacher
In Pennsylvania, it is required that you provide notice of your intent to homeschool by submitting a notarized affidavit at the time of choosing homeschool and annually by August 1. It is recommended that you formally withdraw from your public school so your student is not marked truant.
In the case that you decide to return to public school in the middle of the school year, contact your local school to determine the process.
You can also check out the Home School Legal Defense Association – Pennsylvania and the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania.
Home School Regulations
Below you will find information regarding homeschool laws. You will receive information on what you need to do to get started and gain an understanding of what is needed for attendance, state testing requirements, homeschool affidavits, and how to keep records for review, such as portfolios. It is always a clever idea to familiarize yourself with the laws in your state since regulations change from state to state.
If you would like a copy of the homeschool affidavit, click below.
Homeschool Legal Defense
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. We provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to our over 80,000 member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.
PDE Home Education and Private Tutoring webpage contains information relevant to parents and guardians, evaluators, private tutors, school districts, businesses and institutions of higher learning
Homeschooling with an IEP
An IEP is an abbreviation for Individualized Education Plan, it is intended to ensure that students who have different abilities and needs are able to receive the services they need to succeed in school. For instance, students with IEPs may receive speech therapy, behavior therapy, extended time, and have specific goals to meet by a predetermined time. There are 13 disabilities that classify a student for an IEP under the law.
Visit this website to learn more about homeschool facts and homeschooling with IEPs.
To learn how to write an IEP, visit www.spehomeschool.com.