Q. Do I have to send my diploma each year with my Notice of Intent since the superintendent should have it on file from previous years?

A. Including a diploma or higher credential with your Notice of Intent verifies how you have complied with option (i) of the homeschool statute. If you have provided this information with a previous Notice of Intent, you can include a note with your NOI, and respectfully ask the superintendent to refer to the option (i) verification you supplied last year. He may refer to the copy he has on file; however, if he chooses not to do so and requests proof of compliance with each new Notice of Intent, you should send a copy of your diploma or transcript each year with a new Notice of Intent.

If you cannot find your diploma, you can request a copy of your high school or college transcript from your school. Include a copy of your transcript with the Notice of Intent and keep the original in a safe place for the future.

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  1. Lori Adams says:

    I have copies of mine on file at home because our county requires that we send it every year with our NOI. They even included a note on the form sent to us explaining that a new file is created for each student every year and is not compiled over the course of their education. Each county may have a different requirement but I think sending a copy every year is a good practice just so that no one can say you didn’t ever send it. Make 5 or 6 copies and keep them in a file with your other forms and that way you have one to send every year.

    1. Yvonne Bunn says:

      That’s a very good idea and saves time!
      Yvonne

  2. Sarah Redick says:

    I wrote a note each year on my Notice of Intent next to the diploma request that said “You already have a copy of this on file” and it was never questioned. I have been doing this for the past 14 years in our county.

    1. Yvonne Bunn says:

      This shows that every school district is different!