What Are My Homeschool Options?
Option #1) Homeschool Statute
Parents who have filed a Notice of Intent for their child(ren) with their district by August, 2023. Mosaic Pathways will support you with documents as required.
Parents who want to choose this option will need to file a Notice of Intent.
You can connect with the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) or the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV). They are both helpful resources to help you through the process.
Option #2) Certified Tutor Statute
Parents who choose to have their child(ren) taught by a certified Virginia educator (Mosaic Pathways educators are 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 (Yes, Mosaic Pathways meets this criteria) 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).
The Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) on their Certified Tutor Option page provides helpful guidance.
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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