Part time Homeschooling

Posted by Jen Garrison Stuber

Email of the Day:
I want to homeschool my public school student for 1 or 2 classes only. Can I do this? How can I do this? How do I get them to accept credit toward graduation / advancing to the next grade?

Answer:
While homeschoolers and private schoolers are guaranteed the right to attend their local public school on a part time basis, the converse is not true. The school has no obligation to accept for credit toward advancement or toward graduation any credits you pursue on your own. If you are going to take this course, I recommend getting an agreement, in writing, from the principal, before proceeding.
For homeschoolers, this doesn’t matter, because homeschoolers are transferring public school credit to their homeschool transcripts, and have the option to do that. For homeschoolers who transfer into the public schools the law says this: “At the time of a transfer to a public school, the superintendent of the local school district in which the child enrolls may require a standardized achievement test to be administered and shall have the authority to determine the appropriate grade and course level placement of the child after consultation with parents and review of the child’s records.”
Warmly,
~Jen Garrison Stuber, WHO Board Advocacy Chair