Homeschooling in Virginia: Start HereWelcome to the home page for homeschooling in Virginia. If you are searching for information about VA homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.
Virginia Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Virginia
There are an estimated 47,018 home educated students in Virginia
Virginia requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. VA does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. Virginia policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual assessment or evaluation. Allows for philosophical, moral or religious exemption if the parent meets certain educational qualifications.
Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Virginia 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 Virginia, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: High School Diploma. Allows for parents to waive this requirement if they can prove their ability to teach, makes exception if students are following a distance learning curriculum, and provides an exception for religious beliefs.
Virginia vaccine informationYes, there is. Yes, no records submitted.
Virginia Homeschool Law
Virginia State Standards and Common Core
State Subject Requirements
Homeschool Statute:None. However, students must achieve either the 23rd percentile on a nationally standardized achievement test or have an evaluation with a standardized teacher or other qualified individual showing “an adequate level of educational growth and progress.”
Important VA legal information links
Virginia Homeschool Key Resources
How to Start Homeschooling in VA
Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups
Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.
Local Common Core Action Groups
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Virginia Homeschool Conventions and Seminars
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