Category: Intro To Homeschooling

Intro to Homeschooling Part 1: Compulsory Attendance

Intro to Homeschooling Part 1: Compulsory Attendance There’s basically 5 things you need to know to begin homeschooling in WA, and they’re on this page: http://washhomeschool.org/homeschooling/the-law/ Qualify Declare Cover the 11 Subjects Test or Assess Annually Keep Certain Records Compulsory attendance in WA in from 8-18. If you enroll a 6 or 7 yo in

Intro to Homeschooling Part 2: Qualifying

Intro to Homeschooling Seminar Part 2: Qualifying There’s four ways to qualify to homeschool in WA: * 45 college quarter credits * Take a Parent Qualifying Course * Hire a WA state certificated teacher to provide oversight * Gain superintendent approval. Some Notes on each: * 45 college quarter credits (This is about 24-30 semester

Intro to Homeschooling Seminar Part 3: Declaration of Intent

Intro to Homeschooling Seminar Part 3: Declaration of Intent The Declaration of Intent does two things: 1) It relieves the school of their burden to provide your child with an education (because of compulsory attendance, you have to go — because you have to go, they have to take you). 2) It provides you with

Intro to Homeschooling Part 4: Test or Assessment

Intro to Homeschooling Part 4: Test or Assessment Each year, between 8 and 18, you have to test or assess once annually. Here’s the law: RCW 28A.200.010(1)(c) Ensure that a standardized achievement test approved by the state board of education is administered annually to the child by a qualified individual or that an annual assessment

Intro to Homeschooling Part 5: The 11 Subjects

Intro to Homeschooling Part 5: The 11 Subjects You don’t have to cover the 11 required subjects (reading, writing, spelling, language, math, science, social studies, history, health, occupational education, and art and music appreciation) every day, every week, or even necessarily every year. Reading — we read a lot of “real” books (instead of text