Q. If my child turns 18 this year, do I need to I notify the superintendent? And will we be required by law to provide testing scores for this past school year?

A. No, the law does not require you to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the coming year because your son will be 18 years old prior to the August 15 NOI filing deadline. Neither are you required to send in testing results by August 1 of this year. When your son becomes 18, he will no longer be under the compulsory school attendance laws of Virginia.

The law does not require you to notify the superintendent that your child is no longer of compulsory school age.

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  1. Cindy Monelly says:

    What if my son turns 18 in Sept – after the NoI deadline?

    1. CCA says:

      I would also like to know the answer to Cindy Monelly’s question. My senior will turn 18 AFTER both the Aug 1 testing results date and the Aug 15 NOI filling date. She will have graduated in June. Does this mean I am not required to file either of these items with my local superintendent?

  2. Yvonne Bunn says:

    Cindy & CCA,
    Technically, if your student is 17 years old on the filing deadline (Aug. 15), you should file a NOI because he or she is still under compulsory attendance laws. I would not want you to be charged with truancy.

    You will not be required to submit test scores next Aug. 1 because neither student will be under compulsory attendance laws since they will be 18. In addition, both will have graduated and the homeschool requirements will no long apply to them.