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Everything you need to succeed as a homeschooling family. 

   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.

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 "C"

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.

Getting Started in Nevada:

Each state has its own rules.

In Nevada, the parent or guardian is responsible for the student's curriculum.

No testing is required 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.

Why We Homeschool: 

There are as many reasons why a family chooses to homeschool as there are ways to do it. We will spotlight a family's journey each month to give insight into how others are navigating the homeschool path.

Family Success Stories

Patty's Story:
 

Curriculum: Time4Learning, Singapore Math, Evan-Moore Daily Science and Scholastic Grammar
Age of Kids: 11 and 3
How Long Homeschool: 2 years

I knew before sending our daughter to kindergarten that I wanted to homeschool. But when people asked me why, I didn’t have an answer I was confident would stop all the judgy questions.

My daughter is super social. So I wasn’t worried about how she would fit in. She has some allergies and asthma, but otherwise she’s healthy and active. She loved school from the first. We became involved with the school and had a good time. All was well.

Then, in the last few months of 3rd grade, we had to move for my husband’s job. We didn’t want to stick her in a new school at the end of the academic year so we decided we’d continue her education at home until the fall. Her teacher gave us some resources, pointed out where she needed more math help and wished us luck......

Scholarships  

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Submit an essay of 250 words or less describing how you would survive a zombie apocalypse at your school or city. Deadline Oct. 31.

 

Collegiate Inventors Competition

Have you secretly been wishing to have your invention go global? For more than 30 years, the Collegiate Inventors Competition has given young inventors a financial boost in nearly 200 countries around the world.

To be considered for a scholarship, build and submit your invention to the Collegiate Inventors with a brief essay on how the invention came about. Your imagination and ingenuity will help you to claim this often lucrative prize.  

Gamers Helping Gamers

Love a good card game? If you are a serious player of fantasy card games, then this award is a gem.

This charitable organization was founded to help players of the fantasy trading card game Magic: The Gathering. It’s a hefty amount of $5,000. Up to two awards are given annually to students. 

Contests 

VKZ Contest

​Coming soon - New weekly VKZ Contest! Solve a riddle about our town for a chance to win a $5 gift card to a local restaurant! Stay tuned! 

Free Books

The summer reading program from Barnes & Noble offers a free book for kids when they finish 8 books over the summer. Download a reading journal in English or Spanish and fill out the student info at the bottom of each page. Parents must sign on the first page of the printed journal for kids to get the free book.

For kids 2-10 useLegos to solve a real problem. Contestants form teams that work together to find innovative solutions to these problems. To enter, they need to make presentations to judges describing their solutions and create a robot from Lego Mindstorms pieces and program that with a computer to play in the robot games portion of the competition.

Open to kids 11-19, this international art contest engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. Win up to $500.

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