Homeschooling in Nevada Rules and Info

by Kimberley McGee
passion for learning

Welcome to Your Homeschooling Journey

It may seem daunting at first, but it’s not that difficult if you know what you need to do. There are as many reasons why a family chooses to homeschool as there are ways to do it. We spotlight a family’s journey each month in our How We Homeschool series to give insight into how others are navigating the homeschool path. Check the Curriculum category for reviews of popular programs and resources, such as Time4Learning, OutschoolBridge the Gap MathXtraMathNicole the Math Lady and more. I’ve also created How to Homeschool by Grade posts Kinder through 5th.

Each state has its own rules. In Nevada, the parent or guardian is responsible for the student’s curriculum. No testing is required (although if you want to get your child assessed, there are many free ways to do that) and you may change your curriculum as you wish without informing the school district. Nevada requires you teach language arts, math, science, and social studies. Always check with your local school district about its homeschool guidelines and rules.

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.)

4.   Email or mail the NOI with 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.

You may email the NOI and education plan to  CCSDHomeschool@nv.ccsd.net. 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 “B”
Las Vegas, NV 89119

5.  Get a return receipt when mailing the NOI and education plan.

6.  The school district generally sends acceptance of your NOI within two weeks.

7. 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 a NOI for each child. 


The following is from CCSD July 28, 2021: 

Parents may choose to homeschool their child at any time.  To be in compliance, you will need to complete a “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” form for your child (ages 7-18), attach an educational plan (as explained in section 4 of the “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” form) and submit the completed paperwork to our office via email or US Mail.  An original signature is required on all forms (typewritten or computer generated signatures are unable to be accepted).  If your child is currently enrolled in public school kindergarten, and you are withdrawing for homeschooling, you will need to complete and submit a “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” form and an educational plan.

 

Email: 

CCSDHomeschool@nv.ccsd.net

 


US Mail:

Office of Homeschooling

4204 Channel 10 Drive

Las Vegas, NV  89119

Homeschool Dropbox available at this office between the hours of 8am to 2pm (Excluding Weekends and Holidays)


The Clark County School District does not provide any educational materials to homeschool children or reimbursement for educational materials purchased.  Parents are responsible to arrange for all educational curriculum.

 

The Clark County School District does not track grades of homeschool children or keep a transcript of homeschool grades.

 

The Clark County School District offers an online school option, Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD (NVLA), which is available to children from grades 3-12.  NVLA is a school-of-choice and student enrollment is by application only.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in NVLA, please contact them at (702) 855-8435.  NVLA is part of the Clark County School District and is not considered a homeschool program (a “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” form is not necessary for NVLA enrollment).

 

We encourage parents to enroll their child in an accredited program for an easier transition to a comprehensive public school, should the need arise. Parents enrolling a student who has been homeschooled into the Clark County School District need to provide the appropriate enrollment documentation. At the elementary level, school personnel will consider commonly used practices to determine the academic placement of the student. Secondary schools will evaluate a student’s course of study and units of credit to determine grade level placement (NAC 389.680). A student shall be granted credit towards graduation/promotion to high school for successful completion of courses accredited by one of the following:

·         Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

·         New England  Association of Schools and Colleges

·         North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

·         Northwest Accreditation Association

·         Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

·         Western Association of Colleges and Schools

·         Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

The parent/guardian or institution must provide the comprehensive school with a copy of the accreditation for verification purposes.

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