Homeschooling in Louisiana: Start Here

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

Louisiana has more legal requirements than most states.

Louisiana Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Louisiana

There are an estimated 28,050 home educated students in Louisiana

Louisiana requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Louisiana policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual assessment or evaluation

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

Louisiana vaccine information

Yes, there is. At age 11, meningococcal vaccine required.

Louisiana Homeschool Law

Louisiana State Standards and Common Core

On June 18, 2014, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced executive orders withdrawing the state from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. It remains to be seen whether or not the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will regonize the legitimacy of these orders. BESE recently stated that despite the governor’s stance, Common Core is still on track for 2014–15 school year implementation.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Homeschool Statute:

Home study programs must ”offer a sustained curriculum of quality at least equal to that offered by public schools at the same grade level.”

Private School:


Important LA legal information links

Louisiana Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in LA

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Louisiana! 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.

Louisiana Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in LA

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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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