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Indiana Laws for Homeschooling

  • A homeschool is considered a private school.
  • Compulsory attendance between the ages of 7 and 17 (with parental consent-16)
  • No teacher qualifications or certification is required to teach your own children.
  • State required subjects/courses: Subjects usually taught in public schools
  • You must teach in English.
  • Required number of hours per day, per year: equal to the public schools.
  • You shall furnish to the state superintendent of schools (only if they request it) the number of children by grade level that you are teaching.
  • You must keep attendance records, solely to verify the enrollment and attendance of the particular child upon request of the state or the local school.
  • The schools have no authority to approve or disapprove of your homeschool.
  • Standardized testing is not mandatory.
NOTE: This is not intended to be legal advice and is distributed for information purposes only. These laws are protected by case laws and legislative statute.
Compilation Copyright 1996 - A. Wasserman
Reworked 2001 - K.Z.Hoogland



   


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