Education Outside the Classroom: Homeschooling

By: National School Choice Week Team

Homeschooling: How It Works

Approximately two million students in America are homeschooled. Homeschooling is the process of parents educating children in the home, and many families choose to collaborate via tutorials, co-operatives, and extracurricular leagues to enhance the home education experience. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, but rules and regulations surrounding homeschooling differ by state.

Homeschool Resources by State

Interested in learning more? Scroll to your state in the list below to find homeschool resources near you.

 

Alabama

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Alabama

 

Alaska

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Alaska

 

Arizona

       Arizona Families for Home Education

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Arizona

 

Arkansas

       Arkansas Department of Education – Homeschool

       The Education Alliance

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Arkansas

 

California

       California Homeschool Network

       California Department of Education: Schooling at Home

       Home School Legal Defense Association – California

 

Colorado

       Colorado Department of Education – Homeschooling

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Colorado

 

Connecticut

       Connecticut Department of Education – Homeschooling

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Connecticut

       CT Homeschool Network

 

Delaware

       Delaware Department of Education – Homeschooling

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Delaware

 

Florida

       Florida Department of Education – Homeschooling

       Florida Parent Educators Association

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Florida

 

Georgia

       Georgia Department of Education – Homeschooling

       Home School Legal Defense Association – Georgia

       Georgia Home Education Association

 

Hawaii

  Hawaii Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Hawaii

  Hawaii Homeschool Association

 

Idaho

  Idaho Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Idaho

  Homeschool Idaho

 

Illinois

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Illinois

  Illinois Homeschool Information

  Illinois Department of Education – Homeschooling

 

Indiana

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Indiana

  Indiana Department of Education

  Indiana Home Educators’ Network

  Indiana Association of Home Educators

 

Iowa

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Iowa

  Iowa Department of Education

  Homeschool Iowa

 

Kansas

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Kansas

 

Kentucky

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Kentucky

 

Louisiana

  Louisiana Department of Education

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Louisiana

  Homeschool Louisiana

 

Maine

  Maine Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Maine

  Homeschoolers of Maine

 

Maryland

  Maryland State Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Maryland

  Maryland Homeschool Association

 

Massachusetts

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Massachusetts

  Massachusetts Home Learning Association

 

Michigan

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Michigan

  Metro Parent: How to Homeschool in Michigan

 

Minnesota

  Minnesota Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Minnesota

  Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance

 

Mississippi

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Mississippi

  Mississippi Homeschool Support Group

  Mississippi Home Educators Association

 

Missouri

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Missouri

  Missouri Families for Home Education

 

Montana

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Montana

  Montana Families for Home Education

 

Nebraska

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Nebraska

  Nebraska Homeschool

 

Nevada

  Nevada Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Nevada

  Nevada Homeschool Network

(Note that, in Nebraska, families have until Thursday, April 30, 2020 to submit an application if they would like to officially switch to homeschooling for the 2019/2020 school year.) 

 

New Hampshire

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – New Hampshire

  New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition

 

New Jersey

  New Jersey Department of Education

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – New Jersey

 

New Mexico

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – New Mexico

  New Mexico Public Education Department

 

New York

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – New York

  New York Home Educators’ Network

 

North Carolina

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – North Carolina

  North Carolina Department of Education – Homeschool

  North Carolinians for Home Education

 

North Dakota

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – North Dakota

  North Dakota Department of Public Instruction – Homeschooling

 

Ohio

  Ohio Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Ohio Homeschooling Parents

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Ohio

 

Oklahoma

  Oklahoma Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Oklahoma

 

Oregon

  Oregon Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Oregon Home Education Network

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Oregon

 

Pennsylvania

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island

  Rhode Island Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Rhode Island

  Rhode Island Home Education Community

 

South Carolina

  South Carolina Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – South Carolina

  South Carolina Home Educators Association

 

South Dakota

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – South Dakota

 

Tennessee

  Tennessee Department of Education – Homeschooling

  Tennessee Home Education Association

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Tennessee

 

Texas

  Texas Education Agency – Homeschooling

  Texas Homeschool Coalition

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Texas

 

Utah

  Utah State Board of Education – Homeschooling

  Utah Home Education Association

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Utah

 

Vermont

  Vermont Home Education Network

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Vermont

 

Virginia

  Home Educator’s Association of Virginia

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Virginia

 

Washington

  Washington Homeschool Organization

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Washington

 

West Virginia

  WV Home Educators Association

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – West Virginia

 

Wisconsin

  Wisconsin Parents Association

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Wisconsin

 

Wyoming

  Homeschool Legal Defense Association – Wyoming

  Homeschoolers of Wyoming

 

When parents are equipped with homeschool resources, it makes for happy students

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