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.

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.   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.

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

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