Homeschooling in Hawaii: Start Here

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

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Hawaii!

Hawaii Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Hawaii

There are an estimated 7,564 home educated students in Hawaii

Hawaii requires families to report their decision to homeschool only one time. HI does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. Hawaii policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic assessment or evaluation

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

Hawaii vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Hawaii Homeschool Law

Hawaii State Standards and Common Core

Hawaii’s implementation of the Common Core will be complete by the 2014–15 school year. Hawaii University has been extremely active in seeking to align its mathematics courses around the Common Core State Standards and the SBAC assessments. No broad opposition to the Common Core has arisen in Hawaii.

State Subject Requirements

The curriculum provided must be “structured and based on educational objectives as well as the needs of the child, be cumulative and sequential, provide a range of up-to-date knowledge and needed skills, and take into account the interests, needs and abilities of the child.” At the elementary level, the curriculum “may include” language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, art, music, health and physical education to be offered at the appropriate development stage of the child. At the secondary level, the curriculum “may include” social studies, English, mathematics, science, health, physical education and guidance.

Important HI legal information links

Hawaii Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in HI

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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.

Hawaii Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in HI

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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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