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What Are My Homeschool Options?

3 Options to Homeschool

Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) provides guidance. 



​Parents must file a Notice of Intent for their child(ren) with their district by August 15.


Here are two resources to help you through the process:

  1. Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV)

  2. Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)


Parents who choose to have their child(ren) taught by a certified Virginia educator (Mosaic Pathways Director is certified) may homeschool under this option, which has different requirements from the homeschool statute. Under the certified tutor option, parents do not file a Notice of Intent.

The teacher must have current Virginia teacher certification and the certification must be approved by the division superintendent.

Yearly notification is not required as long as the teacher certification is current; new or updated certification should be submitted (Mosaic Pathways will provide).


Parents with bona fide or sincerely held religious beliefs are excused from attendance at school by their school board.


Many parents find that the homeschooling in Virginia offers many benefits for their child with special needs as there is much more flexibility to teach to their strengths than is offered in a public school setting. Click Here to read HEAV Special Circumstances page.

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