What Are My Homeschool Options?
3 Options to Home School Instruction
Option #1) Home Instruction Statute
Parents must file a Notice of Intent for their child(ren) with their district by August 15.
Option #2) Certified Tutor Provision
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).
Option #3) Religious Exemption Statute
Parents with bona fide or sincerely held religious beliefs are excused from attendance at school by their school board.
ALL students--public, private, tutored, home instructed and exempted–must comply with immunization requirements as indicated in §22.1-271.4 and §32.1-46.
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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