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Special-Needs Requirements

Q. Are there extra requirements to homeschool a child with special needs? Are they still eligible for services like speech and occupational therapy (OT)? A.

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

Common Core Questions

Q. Can you direct me to a fact-based, not opinion-oriented, article about the Common Core? A. I have not found an article that is only

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State-Recognized Diploma

Q. My teen’s college application asks if he has received a state-recognized high school diploma. How should I respond? A. Without directly saying “no,” I

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Immunization Records

Q. Do I need to send immunization records to the superintendent along with my Notice of Intent? A.  According to §22.1-271.4 of the Virginia law,

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High School Credits

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

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Tester’s Credentials

Q. The superintendent’s office has requested to see my tester’s credentials. Am I required to supply that information with the test results? A. No, if

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Work Permits

Q. Does my 15-year-old homeschooler need a work permit before trying to find a summer job? What forms does he need and where does he

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Skip a Grade

Q. My child is very advanced. Can she skip a grade, and if so, should I notify the superintendent’s office? A. If your child is

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Testing Subsections

Q. What parts of a standardized achievement test should my child take in order to satisfy the testing requirement? A. The law requires a “composite

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Superintendent Address

Q. Where do I send the results of a standardized achievement test or evaluation? A. If you complied with the homeschool law 22.1-254.1 by filing

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Portfolio Evaluation

Q. Can I evaluate my child’s portfolio and send the evaluation letter to the superintendent? A. A portfolio is not mentioned in the homeschool law;

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Homeschool Again

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

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

Public School Testing

Q. I have a child who needs help with reading comprehension. Can I have him tested through the public schools? A. Public schools will only

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

Test Administrator

Q: A friend told me that testing must be done by a certified teacher. Does it have to be a Virginia certified teacher? A: An

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