Homeschooling in West Virginia: Start Here

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

West Virginia has more legal requirements than most states.

West Virginia Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in West Virginia

There are an estimated 9,847 home educated students in West Virginia

West Virginia requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. West 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 West Virginia , parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: At discretion of superintendent

West Virginia vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

West Virginia Homeschool Law

West Virginia State Standards and Common Core

Common Core Implications

West Virginia is one of 17 states maintaining detailed student-specific information about individual students’ classroom, ACT, and SAT performance. West Virginia’s sophisticated education database updates with new information on a daily basis.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.


None. However, each student must be assessed each year in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies, and if their annual assessment does not show acceptable progress, the parents and any other persons providing instruction must initiate a remedial plan.


At the discretion of the school board.

Important legal information links

West Virginia Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in

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

West Virginia Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

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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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