Homeschooling in Alabama: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Alabama. If you are searching for information about AL homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Alabama!

Alabama Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Alabama

There are an estimated 28,814 home educated students in Alabama

Alabama requires families to report their decision to homeschool only one time. AL does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The AL government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Alabama does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Alabama to educate their children at home.

Alabama vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Alabama Homeschool Law

Alabama State Standards and Common Core

By the 2013–14 school year, Alabama had fully incorporated the Common Core English language arts and mathematics standards into its curriculum. Alabama will employ ACT Aspire examinations, which are based entirely on the Common Core.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Umbrella School:

None. Church schools must "offer instruction" but what instruction is not stipulated.

Private Tutor:

The private tutor must offer in the English language “instruction in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools of this state."

Important AL legal information links

Alabama Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in AL

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Alabama! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Alabama Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in AL

Still haven't found what you need/looking for? We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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