Homeschooling in Alaska: Start Here

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

It is incredibly easy to start homeschooling in Alaska!

Alaska Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Alaska

There are an estimated 4,687 home educated students in Alaska

Alaska does not require families to notify the state of their decision to homeschool. AK does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The AK government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Alaska 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 Alaska to educate their children at home.

Alaska vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Alaska Homeschool Law

Alaska State Standards and Common Core

Though the state of Alaska has not adopted the Common Core, the Anchorage School District has participated in the development of the standards since 2008 and has now fully implemented CCSS into its curricula. Alaska was also a member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium for several years, but dropped out of the consortium in January 2014.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Homeschool Statute:


Correspondence School:

At least 50% of students’ work with the correspondence program must be in core classes, which include math, language arts, social studies, science, world languages, and technology.

Private Tutor:

A child’s education must be “comparable to that offered by the public schools in the area.”

Private School:

When homeschooling under the private school law, parents must provide “an academic education comparable to that offered by the public schools.”

Important AK legal information links

Alaska Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in AK

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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.

Alaska Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in AK

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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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