Homeschool Rules by State

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Homeschool Rules by State

 

Welcome to Your Homeschool Journey

It may seem daunting at first, but it’s not that difficult if you know what you need to do.

Homeschooling in the United States is legal in every state. The Homeschool Legal Defense Association has a detailed list of rules and laws by state.

Homeschooling in Nevada

Nevada has very low regulation when it comes to homeschooling. However, there are some rules that you should know if you are deciding to homeschool in Nevada.

When we unexpectedly started homeschooling, I worried we’d missed a step or forgot to file the right paperwork to the correct office. I learned I was not alone in expecting a knock on the door from some official and that it’s not that hard to start homeschooling in Nevada. I also learned there is a large and supportive community to help transition from public school to homeschool. Reach out and don’t be nervous about asking any questions you may have.

  1. Check with your school district before pulling your child from the school that they are enrolled. If they are age 7 or above and not enrolled in school, then you may need to send in an NOI.
  2.  Most states require a child above age 7 to be enrolled in school or be notified of the intent to homeschool by the legal guardian of the child.
  3.  File a Notice of Intent letter (NOI) with the school district.

(If your child is currently enrolled, send the NOI within 10 days of pulling your child from school. If your child doesn’t attend on Monday, then the NOI needs to be filed by the following Tuesday at the latest to be on the safe side. If mailed in, keep a receipt.)

  1.  Mail the NOIwith a sample education plan.  A sample education plan needs to include the following:
  • English (reading, writing, and composition)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies (history, geography, economics, and government)

These subjects do NOT all have to be taught each year. You are free to teach as you wish as long as all of these subjects are eventually covered.

ALERT: As of July 2019, the CCSD homeschool office address has changed. NOI letters should be sent to:

Notice of Intent

Homeschool Office

4204 Channel 10 Drive

Building “C”

Las Vegas, NV 89119

  1. Get a return receipt when mailing the NOI and education plan.
  2. The school district generally sends acceptance of your NOI within two weeks.
  3. Your application will only have to be filed once and will be good for 15 years. If you change addresses within the Clark County School District, you will need to refile an NOI for each child.

 

Resources for Homeschooling 

The Homeschool Mom

Rise Resource Center

Nevada Homeschool Network

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