Question: Do Parents Have A Right To Homeschool?

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.

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 do you have to home school?

While most states require 180 school days a year, don’t compare a “typical” homeschool/independent study day to a “typical” traditional school day. In a traditional school setting, a child is in attendance for 6-7 hours a day, but not every minute of that is time spent actually teaching.

Is homeschooling a constitutional right?

In the United States, the Supreme Court has ruled that parents have a fundamental right to direct the education of their children. The right to homeschool is not frequently questioned in court, but the amount of state regulation and help that can or should be expected continues to be subject to legal debate.