Step 1: Know Your State Laws

find out the laws and requirements in your state

One of the first questions people used to ask when we were first starting out was “is that legal”?

It is absolutely legal in all 50 states for you to homeschool your own children. Homeschooling is regulated by the state, not the federal government, which means that you will need to look specifically at your state laws to find out what you need to do in order to homeschool on the “up & up”. Some states, like our home state of California consider homeschools to be private schools, and regulate them as such. Some states have specific homeschool statutes, and some have no homeschool regulations at all.

In most cases, the laws of schooling might SOUND confusing. Don’t get tripped up by legalese, most laws are fairly simple when you break them down. Your local homeschool groups can give you guidance in understanding the law, but be sure to take a look at the actual state code for the most up to date and accurate legal information.

Find your state laws on the HSLDA website.

>>Go to Step 2: Your child’s learning style

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