Quick Answer: Do I Need A Highschool Diploma To Homeschool My Child?

Do you have to have a high school diploma to homeschool?

In these 41 states no high school diploma or GED is required to homeschool a child.

In the remaining states, a GED or diploma may be required.

Some states allow parents to homeschool without a GED or high school diploma if they are monitored by a state-certified teacher for a minimum of two years.

Does a parent have to be present for homeschooling?

Instruction must be by a parent, guardian, or adult relative designated by the parents, but teacher certification is not required. Parents must give notice that they are homeschooling, must keep certain records, and submit students for testing or evaluation per state requirements.

Can I homeschool my child without a degree?

The short answer is no. No teaching certificate or college degree is required for homeschooling in any state in the U.S. Eleven states do mandate a high school diploma (or GED with varying levels of associated requirements if you don’t have a high school diploma). You can check out your state’s specific laws here.

What qualifications do you need to homeschool your child?

Parent Qualifications. The parent providing primary instruction should have at least a high school diploma or GED. Parents who have committed offenses that would disqualify them from teaching other people’s children should not be permitted to homeschool.

How many hours a day should you homeschool?

Although homeschoolers spend an average of two to three hours doing formal homeschool hours per day, there are usually no requirements that make them do so.

Do homeschoolers get a diploma?

A high school diploma is a document that bears record of the completion of a course of study. If you’re wondering whether your homeschooled student can receive a diploma, the answer is yes! Some colleges and employers look down on a homeschool diploma (they want it to be state-certified).