Connecticut Homeschool Legal Requirements

Connecticut Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Connecticut. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Connecticut page. This site is not a source of legal counsel or advice.

Here are Connecticut homeschooling guidelines per the HSLDA:

Connecticut General Statute 10-184 says that all parents are responsible for ensuring that their children receive instruction in the following required subjects:

  • Reading, writing, spelling, and English grammar;
  • Geography;
  • Arithmetic;
  • United States history, and citizenship, including a study of the town, state, and federal governments.

Parents have both a statutory and constitutional right to educate their children at home, and they are not required by law to initiate any contact with government officials before they begin to homeschool. The mere fact that a child is not enrolled in public school does not mean that the child is not receiving equivalent instruction in subjects taught in the public schools. Standardized testing is not required by statute or regulation. There are, however, some optional guidelines that HSLDA recommends to avoid questions of equivalent instruction.

1. File a notice of intent.
2. Be prepared to attend an annual portfolio review meeting.

Visit the HSLDA Connecticut page for more information on homeschooling in Connecticut.

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