Homeschooling in Washington: Start Here

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

Washington makes home education more difficult that most states.

Washington Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Washington

There are an estimated 39,836 home educated students in Washington

Washington requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Washington policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual assessment or evaluation with no ramifications

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Washington 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 Washington, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: Must meet one of four requirements: 1) Supervised by a “certified” person. 2) Achieved a minimum number of college credits. 3) Taken a course in home-based instruction. 4) Deemed qualified by local school board

Washington vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Washington Homeschool Law

Washington State Standards and Common Core

Washington schools aligned their curriculum to the Common Core at the start of the 2013–14 school year, and the state is installing the computers necessary to fully implement SBAC assessments next year.

Common Core Implications

Homeschoolers must participate in annual state-mandated testing. However, the results are not sent in to the district superintendent.

State Subject Requirements

The state's requirements are the same for both legal options.

Occupational education, science, mathematics, language, social studies, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of appreciation of art and music.

Important WA legal information links

Washington Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in WA

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

Washington Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in WA

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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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