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Be sure to submit “a written enrollment notice to the commissioner” for each child every year any time after March 1 for each subsequent year. Include “a detailed outline or narrative which describes the content to be provided in each subject area of the minimum course of study.” Check the HSLDA website for other legal requirements.
NOTE: The information provided is a guideline. It is important for all parents to understand the statutes, procedures, policies, and/or guidelines in their home state and do what is necessary to comply with them. Find out the law in your state.
Home Education Resources and Support Groups
Families have been educating their children at home for years. You don't need to start from scratch!
Start with our Home Education Resources where you'll find links to curriculum, materials, teaching methods, answers to common questions about home education, step-by-step suggestions and creative options, and links to national organizations. Our goal is to share some of the best and most popular materials and resources.
You are not alone! There are many home education support groups in your area who have suggestions for teaching individual subjects, outlines of teaching methods, special needs links, activities, events, and much, much more.
Use the National Center for Education Statistics to find a private school in your area - just enter your city! This useful database has many ways to search, provides stats such as grade levels of schools, student population, contact info for schools.
Laws and Standards
For the best understanding on the law and how to read it, we recommend National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD). Once you read their site, you'll know why they are your vanguards of true legal freedom. Here is an excerpt from NHELD:
Parents educate their children for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. However, there is one thing that is crucial for all parents, the need to be free so that they are able to educate in the manner in which they choose in the best interest of their children. Together, we can and must retain this freedom; without freedom, there is only one choice: government schooling. That is not acceptable.
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Christian Home Educators of Vermont
Contact: Rebecca Robinson, (802) 254-7697
Kingdom Country Homeschoolers
Contact: Alene Gamble, (802) 754-9638
Life is Valuable Education
Phone: (802) 527-1674
Tri-County Homeschoolers Association
Contact: Linda Bishop Burnett, (802) 644-2567
Area: Lamoille, Chittenden and Franklin counties.
Contact: Laura Timian, (802) 763-2837
Area: South Royalton
Vermont Association of Home Educators
Contact: Marieken Volz, (802) 234-6804
Vermont Homeschoolers’ Association
Phone: (802) 453-5460
E-GROUPS, CHAT GROUPS, POSTING GROUPS
This group is designed for Christian mothers who homeschool their children in the beautiful state of Vermont. We'd love to hear about your field trips, teaching ideas, lesson plans and general homemaking chatter!
People who live in Vermont and either homeschool or plan to homeschool their children are invited to discuss events and issues. This is a clearinghouse of information that will not only help parents to home educate their children but will also enable Vermont homeschoolers to exercise, promote, and protect their right to homeschool their children. We do not promote or advocate any particular educational approach, religious conviction, political stance, or any other view or philosophy of homeschooling parents. This group is for a broad-spectrum of homeschoolers and is exclusively about homeschooling issues.
Keep informed about the Vermont homeschool and unschooling movements, share your homeschooling experiences, and other homeschooling related topics.
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