As determined by Education Law section 3212(2), parents have the right to provide required instruction at home for their child.
Parents who wish to home school their child are required to:
- Submit a letter of intent addressed to the Superintendent by July 1 of each year or within 14 days of beginning home schooling.
Note: The district respectfully requests that you also complete and return the notification form. A link to this form can be found at the right.
- Submit an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) for each child. The IHIP is due by August 15 or within four weeks of receiving the district’s acknowledgement of your intent to home school.
- Submit quarterly reports on or before the dates specified in the IHIP.
- Submit a separate annual assessment at the time the fourth quarterly report is due. For students in grades 1-3, the annual assessment may take the form of a narrative summary. For students in grades 4-8, the annual assessment must take the form of a standardized test on an every other year basis. For students in grade 9 and higher, the annual assessment must be a standardized test.
Note: If your child’s achievement levels do not meet the state minimum, you will be notified by the district. Subsequent to such a notification, you will be required to submit a remedial plan to correct deficiencies as part of your child’s IHIP for the next school year.