Homeschooling in Pennsylvania: Start HereWelcome to the home page for homeschooling in Pennsylvania. If you are searching for information about PA homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.
Pennsylvania Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Pennsylvania
There are an estimated 71,305 home educated students in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Pennsylvania policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual evaluation and periodic testing
Pennsylvania is one of just two states with laws that prevent some parents from homeschooling their children based on their legal or criminal history. Pennsylvania policy is as follows: Parents prevented from homeschooling for five years after a range of criminal convictions.
To homeschool in Pennsylvania, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: High School Diploma
Pennsylvania vaccine informationYes, there is.
Pennsylvania Homeschool Law
Pennsylvania State Standards and Common Core
Common Core Implications
Pennsylvania homeschoolers must file with their local superintendent each school year. The state does have access to this data.
State Subject Requirements
Elementary level requirementsEnglish, to include spelling, reading, and writing; arithmetic, science, geography, history of the United States and Pennsylvania; civics; safety education, including regular and continuous instruction in the dangers and prevention of fires; health and physiology; physical education; music; and art.
Secondary level requirementsEnglish, to include language, literature, speech, and composition; science; geography; social studies, to include civics, world history, history of the United States and Pennsylvania; mathematics, to include general mathematics, algebra, and geometry; art; music; physical education; health; and safety education, including regular and continuous instruction in the dangers and prevention of fires.
Optional secondary level subjectsThe parent or supervisor may choose to include economics; biology; chemistry; foreign languages; trigonometry; or other age-appropriate courses.
Graduation requirementsIn order to graduate from a home education program, the following courses are the minimum requirements:
- Four years of English
- Three years of mathematics
- Three years of science
- Three years of social studies
- Two years of arts and humanities
Private TutorFor parents homeschooling under the private tutor law, there are no subject requirements.
Important PA legal information links
Pennsylvania Homeschool Key Resources
How to Start Homeschooling in PA
Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups
Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.
Local Common Core Action Groups
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