A few states require homeschool parents to meet basic educational qualifications such as having a high school diploma or GED, but the vast majority of states have no educational qualifications for homeschool parents.
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.
Can you be homeschooled without a parent?
So, yes, a parent can legally and literally allow their child to homeschool themselves. But the parents will still be legally responsible. So while the parents may allow a child to homeschool themselves, might even let the child send in paperwork, they can’t turn the legal responsibility over to the child.
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.
Do homeschooled kids have to take state tests?
Standardized Testing Requirements for Homeschoolers. The answer to the question of whether or not your child must take standardized tests depends on where you live. As of yet, there is no national standard for the evaluation of homeschooled students. However, if you live in New York, you must test your child annually.