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Homeschool Q&A

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Facing Criticism

Q. I’m overwhelmed with negative comments and criticism from a close family member who does not support our decision to homeschool. How should I respond

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Grade Placement

Q. How do I place my child at the correct grade level for the upcoming year? Can I use an achievement test? A. Correct placement

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Legal Guardian

Q. If we have legal custody of a family member, can we homeschool the child? A. If you are the legal guardian of a child, you may homeschool

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Keep Schoolwork

Q: How long are you required to keep your child’s schoolwork? A: The Virginia homeschool law does NOT require you to keep school work your

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Verified Credits

Q. Are “verified credits” necessary (or recommended for college entrance) for a homeschool high school transcript. Would dual-enrollment courses in a community college count as verified

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Testing History

Q. How do I know what type of history my child should be reviewing for the end-of-year test? A. Homeschool students are NOT required to

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Practice Achievement Tests

Q. I’m concerned about my child’s performance on a standardized achievement test. Can you recommend a practice test? A. Testing jitters are contagious this time

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Physical Ed Requirements

Q. What are the physical education requirements for homeschoolers, and how do homeschoolers meet them? A. Although the Virginia law (§22.1-200) requires that specific subjects

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GED vs. Diploma

Q. Should my child take the GED exams? A. Although a GED credential can be earned by a homeschool graduate, HEAV does not recommend a

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IDEA Response

Q. I received a memo stating, “Federal and state law requires that school divisions locate, identify and evaluate all private and homeschooled children in their

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SOLs and Homeschoolers

Q. What are the Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements for homeschoolers? A. A homeschool curriculum does not have to comply with the Virginia Standards of

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Ages for Field Trips

Q. I’m new to homeschooling and am looking for activities for my high school student. What is the age range for the field trips HEAV

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