Question: Can You Legally Take Your Child Out Of School?

Can I withdraw my child from school?

If your child has been attending public school and you plan to begin homeschooling, one of the first steps you need to take is to officially withdraw your child from his or her school.

Requirements for withdrawing your child from public school vary from state to state.

Is it against the law to not enroll your child in school?

While all kids in the U.S. are required by law to attend school, they’re not required to attend public school. Other options that may be legal in your state include private school, charter, cyber, church or umbrella schools, home school or even unschool, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Do public schools have to accept all students?

By law, public schools must accept all children. Finally, at the high school level, many districts in larger metropolitan areas offer special schools with competitive enrollment based on students’ GPAs or artistic portfolios. Private schools, by their very definition, are selective.

Can I homeschool my child temporarily?

Homeschooling is legal in the U.S. for all parents and kids, in every state, so yes, you CAN homeschool your daughter. Homeschooling does help with ADHD. Since she is in 8th grade, you should look into the special circumstances of homeschooling for high school.