Homeschooling in South Dakota: Start Here

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

South Dakota makes home education more difficult that most states.

South Dakota Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in South Dakota

There are an estimated 5,025 home educated students in South Dakota

South Dakota requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. South Dakota policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic assessment

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. South Dakota 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.

To homeschool in South Dakota, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: High School Diploma

South Dakota vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

South Dakota Homeschool Law

South Dakota State Standards and Common Core

South Dakota’s approach to implementing the Common Core has been completely hands-off. The state has not published or provided school districts with any kind of state-standardized guides for implementation.

State Subject Requirements

Very limited requirements. Parents must provide instruction “in the basic skills of language arts and mathematics.”

Important SD legal information links

South Dakota Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in SD

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

Help Homeschooling in SD

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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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