What Does the State Require?

This article is part of our series for those New to Home Education.

Home educating your own children is legal in all 50 states. To find out what your state requires, follow one of the 3 suggestions below.

1. Find homeschool information for any state.

Home School Legal Defense Association has information on each state’s home school laws, and various court cases and bills presented on its website. Click on your state on this page. Some of the info is only available to members of HSLDA. We highly recommend that all home educators join this great organization that has won and protects our homeschool freedoms and represents homeschool parents in court.

2. Find helpful information for homeschooling in YOUR state.

For additional information, that can perhaps more easily explain your options than either of the other ways listed here, we highly recommend checking out the website of your state homeschool organization. HSLDA lists state and local organizations (use the link above and click your state.)

Nebraska’s state organization is Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association.

3. Get the forms and actual law for your state. 

Google Department of Education homeschool {your state}. This is probably the least helpful way, check your state site and HSLDA first. But you may need to go here to get your forms – if so there is probably a link to them on your state’s site, as well as the HSLDA site.

BONUS! Basic Overview of Nebraska Homeschool Law – in layman’s terms. You need to read over the actual law before your file, but my article will give you the basics of what you need to do. HSLDA gives a “legal analysis” at their website.

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