Homeschool by State
If you are considering homeschool for your child, please be aware that each state has their own state homeschool laws. The federal government has no direct jurisdiction to regulate education, so each state can implement its own legal structure for homeschool education. Itís important to know what your state laws are before starting homeschooling for your child. Some states have specific home school statues by distinguishing homeschools as a specific term, which differentiates homeschool from traditional school. Students educated under these laws are legally considered to be homeschool students. Other states do not have any statues related to homeschool, but allow parents to teach their children under private school law within their own home.
Some states allow parents to operate a homeschool program from their home, while other states require an administrator to oversee the childís homeschool education. Under this statue, parents are still responsible in educating their children, but the children are legally considered to be in a private school. Both the state of Florida and Colorado has both statues (private school and homeschool), so parents are able to choose the option that works best for their child.
Benefits from Private School - Homeschool Statue:
Students that are part of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) can receive federal education funding.
Parents are able to abide all state laws without having to communicate directly with the state.
Private schools are able to assist parents with record-keeping, preparing transcripts, and other administrative responsibilities.
Benefits from At-Home Homeschool Statute:
Parents have more flexibility of teaching material and how the material is taught
Parents can communicate directly with their stateís education system to learn about currently teaching standards
Both private and at-home homeschool programs have many great advantageous, so itís up to the parents to determine which option is best for their child.
Below weíve outlined each stateís homeschool requirements for studentís to be eligible for homeschool.