Empowering Homeschool Parents

WHO has received numerous inquiries from individuals planning to start micro schools, pod schools, or other teaching/tutoring services in their homes that would include a group of children from different families. Our organization has also received inquiries from parents seeking such services. However, these types of  businesses would not be considered home-based education as outlined by Washington state law.

The law states that educational activities must be “provided by a parent who is instructing his or her child only” (RCW28A225.010).

Those who are interested in pursuing these business opportunities with children from multiple families should consult Washington law about starting a private school or daycare. 

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  • Our family appreciates the Washington Homeschool Organization and how it has positively influenced our 20+ years of home education. Having graduated two students who enjoyed the WHO Graduation, I am grateful for the connection WHO provides to families throughout our state. Additionally,  while I continue to homeschool my and high school students, I count on the advocacy of WHO to keep me aware of current homeschool issues and to protect the independent nature of our homeschool law. My children have fond memories of the annual convention and still ask to attend on a regular basis because they know we will enjoy learning activities, while selecting new curriculums or projects that will add creativity to our homeschool experience.

    Diane Altman
  • The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) was a great source of information about the homeschooling law in Washington State. The annual convention provided us a venue to view curriculum prior to purchasing it. The event is family friendly and my boys looked forward to it each year. They are my go to source for everything homeschool in Washington State.

    Kathryn Gerken
  • 4 times a week or more: That’s how often I refer a HS or about-to-HS family to the WHO website. It’s priceless and there’s very little that could be possibly improved. Kudos and thanks and here’s to decades more!.

    Tres Draco
  • [WHO] is a great informational site as well as supportive. Keep up the
    good work!

    Ticia Barnes
  • WHO is on my short list of websites I send friends interested in
    homeschooling in Washington State. Between WHO and HSLDA, newbies can
    get 99% of the information that keeps them up nights.

    Brooke Idol
  • WHO’S website is wonderful! It is full of so much useful information.
    Also, my Senior is thrilled that he gets a chance to participate in a
    traditional graduation ceremony. Without WHO, and the website with all
    of the information, this would not be possible! Thank you, WHO!

    Mary Crow
  • This of all the conferences I do, is my favorite. The energy and love for adventure from the attendees is wonderful!

    Dale Bartlett

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