Homeschool Q&A: Homeschooling as a Certified Tutor

Posted on Sep 12 2010 in Homeschool Q&A by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topicsand the answers!

Q. I am submitting a letter to my district superintendent of my intentions to homeschool under the “certified tutor” option, as opposed to the homeschool statute. Should I include a description of the curriculum I will be using?

A. No, you are not required to include a description of your curriculum if you are complying with the certified tutor option referenced in 22.1-254 (A). You are not under the requirements of the homeschool statute as described in 22.1-254.1.

Remember to include a copy of your current Virginia teacher certification with your letter to the superintendent. In your letter, make sure it is clear that you are complying with the certified tutor statute, 22.1-254(A). After your teaching certificate is verified by the superintendent, it is only necessary to contact the superintendent again after your current teacher certification expires and you obtain a new certification.

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