Montana Homeschool Legal Requirements

Montana Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Montana. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Montana page.

There are five steps that Montana residents must follow to comply with the homeschooling law per the HSLDA:

To homeschool in Montana, follow these steps:

1. File a notice of intent to homeschool.

During every “school fiscal year” (July 1–June 30), you must notify the superintendent of schools of the county where your homeschool is located that your child is being homeschooled.

2. Keep attendance and immunization records.

You must keep a record of your child’s days in attendance at your homeschool. You must also keep a record of your child’s disease immunizations (or a medical or religious exemption from immunizations). You must make these records “available” to the county superintendent on request.

3. Provide the required hours of instruction.

Your child must receive at least 720 hours of instruction per school fiscal year in grades 1–3. He or she must receive at least 1080 hours of instruction per school fiscal year in grades 4–12.

4. Teach the required subjects.

Your homeschool must provide an organized course of study that includes instruction in the basic subjects required to be taught in Montana public schools.

5. Follow health and safety regulations.

Make sure your home complies with all local health and safety regulations applicable to homes.

Visit the HSLDA Montana page for more information on these steps and membership options.

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