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Records from Public School

Posted on Oct 16 2014 by admin

Q. Can I get a copy of my child’s public school records? I am not sure what my legal rights are. A. Yes, you may go to your child’s previous school and request a copy of the record from the office. According to the Freedom of Information Act, referenced in § 2.2-3705.4 (1), a parent […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Notice of Intent Recipient

Posted on Mar 11 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. When filing a Notice of Intent, should I send it to the superintendent’s office or to the person listed on the school division’s website? They are two different people. A. The Virginia homeschool statue requires parents to “notify the division superintendent” of their intention to homeschool their child. Because of the number of homeschoolers, […]

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Transcript and Course Location

Posted on Jan 8 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. On my teen’s high school transcript, should I list the place he took some of his courses—for example, high school courses taken online or at our local co-op?   A. A transcript is a very concise record of your high school student’s education. It should fit on one page, in a format that is […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

High School Credits

Posted on Jul 7 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. About how many hours of high school work equals one credit hour for a transcript? A. There are several acceptable ways to calculate a high school credit hour. Your teen could complete a high-school-level text–not every problem or page–but at least 75% of the book. It should take about one year to complete. Or […]

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Keeping Records

Posted on May 5 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Am I required to keep any records for my homeschooled children? A. The homeschool law does not require you to keep your children’s work or maintain academic records. These are private documents and you are not required to submit these records to the superintendent. Of course, you can keep grades, plan books, projects, pictures, […]

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Days and Hours

Posted on Apr 15 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Are homeschoolers required to follow the public-school required days and hours of instruction? A. In 22.1-254 (A) the law says in part that parents shall homeschool “…during the period of each year the public schools are in session and for the same number of days and hours per day as public schools.” However, the […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Homeschooling Again

Posted on Feb 13 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. If my child goes back to public school, can I take her out and homeschool her again if it doesn’t work out? What should I expect? A. Yes, you can homeschool again as long as you comply with the homeschool law by filing a Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction. There is nothing […]

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Days and Hours of Instruction

Posted on Aug 12 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Should I keep a record of the days and hours of home instruction and if so, to whom do I submit it? A. The compulsory attendance law in §22.1-254(A) states that a parent or guardian must send a child to school (public, private, denominational, parochial; or have a child tutored; or provide home instruction) […]

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Lesson Planning & Recordkeeping

Posted on Jul 16 2012 by admin

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com 1. Set goals for each child (intellectual, physical, spiritual, social – see Luke 2:52). 2. Determine what will be covered this year. 3. Order appropriate materials to accomplish goals. Consider “living” books and life skills. 4. Decide on a “school” schedule. Some suggestions: Many new homeschoolers know only to have “school at home” and don’t realize that […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Testing Low in One Section

Posted on Jul 2 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. I’m in a panic! My student scored below the 23rd percentile on one section of a standardized test. What should I do? A. A student may score below the 23rd percentile on one or more sections of a standardized achievement test and still be okay. The composite score is the most important score for the purpose of […]

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Keep Schoolwork

Posted on Jun 6 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q: How long are you required to keep your child’s schoolwork? A: The Virginia homeschool law does NOT require you to keep your child’s school work. Neither does the statute require parents to show grades to the superintendent. Only the results of a standardized achievement test or an evaluation are required to show academic achievement. […]

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School District Offers Testing—What Are My Options?

Posted on Jan 19 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. I received a letter from my school district offering testing in April for my homeschooler. Is this a good option? What are my other choices? A. Homeschooling parents are required to submit the results of a standardized achievement test or independent evaluation by August 1 each year if they have complied with §22.1-254.1 of […]

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