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Achievement Test Level

Q. How do I know what achievement test level I should order for my child’s proof of progress? When ordering an achievement test, HEAV recommends

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Taxes and Homeschooling

On my tax return, can I claim my homeschool educational expenses as a deduction? A-Unfortunately, homeschool parents may NOT take the Educator Expense deduction on

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Homeschool Co-ops

Q. I was interested in part-time enrollment for my elementary school child, but my district doesn’t allow it. What other options do I have for

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Homeschool Virginia Questions and Answers

Birth Dates on NOI

Q. Am I required to provide my child’s date of birth on my city’s Notice of Intent form? A. No, the Virginia homeschool law, §22.1-254.1,

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Return to Public School

Q. I’ve just started homeschooling and I may send my teen back to high school next year. I am looking for an accredited curriculum.  What do

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Getting Connected

Q. I’m planning to homeschool this year. What is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about

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Approval of NOI

Q. I received a call saying they were waiting for the superintendent’s “approval” of my NOI, or Notice of Intent. I thought I didn’t need to

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Got questions about homeschooling? Get Answers from HEAV's Yvonne Bunn, director of homeschool support and government affairs!

EOY Test Evaluator

Q. Can a homeschool evaluator be retired? The person I would like to evaluate my child is a retired teacher who does not currently have

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Got questions about homeschooling? Get Answers from HEAV's Yvonne Bunn, director of homeschool support and government affairs!

Blackout Test Results

Q. Should I black out the test results for history and science on my child’s standardized achievement test before sending in the scores to the

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Birth Date on NOI

Do Virginia homeschoolers need to include their child’s birth date on their notice of intent to homeschool? Some school officials request a child’s date of

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Description of Curriculum

Q. What must Virginia homeschoolers include in their description of curriculum on their notice of intent? Yvonne Bunn demystifies Virginia homeschool law and helps beginners

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