Category: Compulsory Attendance

Homeschooling My 6 yo

Email of the Day: Hello. I’m new and nervous about homeschooling. Nervous because I want to make sure I’m following ‘the rules’ correctly and I don’t want to fail my daughter. My daughter is 6. And I’ve not enrolled her in kindergarten this year or for next. I’d like to homeschool her but don’t know

Homeschooling and the Under 8 Crowd

Email of the Day: Mom One: I heard once they enter school (which my son has), they have to stay in school, even if they are younger than 8…. does that sound accurate? Mom 2: I heard that, too. Parents who wait until 8 are more likely (in my personal opinion) to have a child

No one under 8 ever goes on the DofI

In case you (or someone you know) needs this, here’s a more detailed explanation of why you don’t have to file a Declaration of Intent for a child under the age of 8, even if they’ve been enrolled in public school, and even if some random school administrator is insisting the do (and possibly threatening

Homeschool Police

The Homechooling Police If you’ve seen me speak about homeschooling in person, you’ve probably heard me joke that I am the homeschooling police in WA. I am the person your friends, family, or neighbors write to when they want to nark on you and about how they think you’re doing a crappy job homeschooling. I

Part time Homeschooling

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