A flowchart comparing the different home education options in Virginia.
How exactly do you comply with the law? What does the law say about homeschooling? Although the “legalese” can sound very complicated, don’t be intimidated–help is available!
Every year, homeschools operating under the Home School Statute are required to file a Notice of Intent with their local superintendent. Download a sample form and find your superintendent’s address. Revised effective July 1, 2008
What tests are required for homeschoolers in Virginia? What are the benefits of testing? How should you prepare your child? Where can you order tests? And what about high-school tests—what’s the difference between the SAT, PSAT, and ACT? Find the answers to these and other questions in our testing section.
A chart comparing the different education options in Virginia.
- Access to Public School Systems
- Beginning After the August 15th Deadline
- Certified Tutor
- Compulsory Attendance Laws in Virginia §22.1-254
- Find Your Local Superintendent and Where to Send Your Notice of Intent
- Homeschool Statute §22.1-254.1
- K5 Registration
- Religious Exemption
- Superintendent’s Memo 124: 2006 Legislation Impacting Home Instruction
- Virtual Schools
Find step-by-step instructions, forms, and links specifically for homeschoolers.
Qualified homeschooled students have legal access to the General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency test. Learn about the requirements, the battery, and the application process.
Before you send your homeschooled teen out of your home and into the workplace, it’s a good idea to be familiar with state and federal laws regulating their employment. This helpful FAQ will answer your questions and familiarize you with state and federal regulations.
- Virginia Statutes—Immunization Requirements
- Certificate of Religious Exemption from Immunization (160) (PDF)
- Explanation of Immunization Laws – From the Virginia Homeschool Manual
Jury Duty And Virginia Homeschoolers
Homeschooling parents who are summoned to jury duty may wonder if they should serve or ask for an exemption. HEAV believes jury duty is a privilege and responsibility; however, the law offers specific exemptions. The age of your children, available support to care for your children, or extenuating homeschool circumstances may create a hardship.
Virginia Homeschool Legislative News And Information
HEAV works hard to promote and protect homeschool interests in the Virginia General Assembly. Each year the General Assembly introduces as many as 3,000 bills; HEAV monitors the progress of dozens of those bills. We introduce legislation to advance homeschool freedoms, and watch for and respond to legislation that could affect homeschooling families. HEAV’s full-time lobbyist garners support from legislators on both sides of the aisle. Be sure to sign up for our Legislative Updates to stay current on changes that could impact you!
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A comprehensive guide to homeschooling in Virginia. Covers everything from preschool to high school and beyond.
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