Debbie Jurasek

2023 WHO Fundraiser

I would like you to think about donating to the Washington Homeschool Organization because of the work we do to serve the diverse interests of homeschooling in Washington state. One way we do this is by answering questions from parents in the state who homeschool, want to homeschool, or have homeschooled. We answer them all.

Homeschooling FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to take the Parent Qualifying Course every year? No, you only need to take it once.  Put your certificate in a safe place. Compulsory Attendance Compulsory attendance in WA in from 8-18. If you withdraw your child from public school and they are under 8 years old, they return


Fair Runs Sept 1-24, 2023 (closed Tues and Sept 6) The Washington Homeschool Organization has once again coordinated with the Washington State Fair for free tickets to homeschoolers. Please precisely follow this procedure for getting tickets: First, please contact your local school district for tickets. If you reside in Eastern Washington, you will need to

Gabriel Kimmel – Emmett Comer Scholarship Winner

What advantages have you experienced through your homeschool education? The biggest advantage I have experienced through my homeschool education is the opportunity to dive deep into my interests. I still remember the first day I was homeschooled. It was September of 2011. My mom took my younger sister and me to Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee,

Jayden Mortimore – HSA Scholarship Winner Essay

Community Service Experiences I am a senior in high school, and I have been homeschooled for seven years. Throughout the years, I have done several community service acts to give back to the community. I served in my church nursery, and Sunday school for about 5 years. I helped with activities, crafts, snack time, and

2023 Senior Address by Luke Ryan Byrd

Graduates, Families, and Friends, I stand here, as a fellow grad, looking at you, and I am in awe. We’ve come from so many places, so many cultures, and accomplished so much. We arrived at homeschooling through various paths. Whether we are here for reasons of faith, academics, values, or flexibility – or some combination

2022 Emmett Comer Scholarship Winner – Audrey Donaldson

When I was younger, I had many ideas about what I would do when I got older, from ‘bone doctor’ to farmer to chemist. To my great displeasure, I was frequently informed that I would have to learn some math to achieve these goals–and I hated math. As a third-grader, I referred to it as

How to Cover the 11 Required Subjects

Click Here to see the history behind the homeschool law regarding the 11 Required Subjects While this is an older publication, it can still give you inspiration and ideas on how to cover the 11 Required Subjects. Use this as a springboard to create your own unique ways to cover them. The parents you will

80 Word Statement Samples

Here are some samples of the 80 Word Statement that is required for our graduation. We stand here with Mason today proud of the young man he has become. He has come so far in the last 17 years and we celebrate this major accomplishment of his. He is incredibly intelligent, inquisitive and can put