West Virginia Homeschool Legal Requirements

West Virginia Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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

West Virginians have two legal options for homeschooling per the HSLDA:

Homeschooling by seeking school board approval:
If you choose to seek approval from your local school board, you will be required to teach the subjects approved by the school board for 180 days per year. Instruction must be in a place approved by the board and for a time equal to the school term of the county.

Homeschooling by submitting a notice of intent:
Parents may also choose to homeschool by submitting a notice that meets certain requirements to the school board or superintendent. HSLDA recommends this approach because it does not require obtaining permission to homeschool; as long as the notification complies with the law, the child is excused from compulsory attendance.

To homeschool under this option, you must follow these requirements:

1. Ensure that the person providing the home instruction has the required qualification.
2. File a notice of intent with your school board or superintendent.
3. Assess your student annually.
4. Submit certain assessments.

Visit the HSLDA West Virginia page for more information on each of these options and homeschooling in West Virginia.

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