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

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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When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com You had a wonderful plan this fall for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring.

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

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

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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Testing A Kindergartner

Q. Am I required to test my kindergarten child if I notified my superintendent last fall that we would begin homeschooling? A. Testing a kindergarten

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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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