Homeschooling in Vermont: Start Here

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

Vermont has more legal requirements than most states.

Vermont Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Vermont

There are an estimated 3,320 home educated students in Vermont

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

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

Vermont vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Vermont Homeschool Law

Vermont State Standards and Common Core

The state of Vermont has simply provided school districts with access to various curriculum frameworks and has not developed standard state implementation material.

State Subject Requirements

Parents may follow their own program and methods and adapt each area of study to the age and ability of each child, but must provide a “minimum course of study” in:
  • Basic communication skills (reading, writing, and the use of numbers)
  • Citizenship
  • History
  • Government in Vermont and the United States
  • Physical education and comprehensive health education (effects of tobacco, alcoholic drinks, and drugs on the human system and on society)
  • English
  • American and other literature
  • The natural sciences
  • The fine arts

Important VT legal information links

Vermont Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in VT

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Vermont! 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 VT

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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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