Pennsylvania Homeschooling Legal Requirements
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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Pennsylvania. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Pennsylvania  page.
Option 1: Homeschooling under the homeschool statute.
1. Ensure that you have the required qualifications to teach.
2. File a notarized affidavit.
3. Provide the required days/hours of instruction and teach the required subjects.
4. Maintain a portfolio, including required testing.
5. Have your child evaluated by a qualified evaluator and submit the evaluator’s certification to the superintendent by June 30.
Option 2: Homeschooling with a private tutor.
1. Utilize a private tutor with the required qualifications.
2. The tutor must file a copy of his or her certification.
Option 3: Enrolling your child in a satellite of a religious day school.
You may teach your children at home if your home is an extension or satellite of a religious day school. To qualify as a day school, the school must do the following:
1. Provide the required days, hours, and subjects listed above.
2. File an affidavit of compliance with the law.
3. Report the names and residences of all enrolled children.
Option 4: Enrolling your child in a satellite of an accredited day or boarding school.
You may teach your children at home if they are enrolled in an extension or satellite of a qualifying day or boarding school that is accredited by an accrediting association approved by the State Board of Education.
Visit the HSLDA Pennsylvania  page for more information on each of these options and homeschooling in Pennsylvania.
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