The Board of Education encourages
enrollment in its public schools but recognizes exemptions from compulsory
public school attendance including enrollment in parochial, private, other
approved schools, or home instruction. If home instruction is chosen, it
is the responsibility of the parents to follow all guidelines, procedures, and
rules set forth in WV State Code 18-8-1.
When a child begins homeschooling, the parent or legal guardian must submit a
one-time Notice of Intent to the Student Support Office, preferably before the
school year begins
The Notice of Intent (NOI) must include
Name of student, Address,
Assurance that the child
will receive instruction in Reading/Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Assurance that the child
will be assessed annually
The Notice of Intent will remain in effect until the Student Support Services
is notified that the family is no longer homeschooling or moved to another
district or state
The person providing the home instruction must submit a copy of his or
her Diploma or GED.
The assessment is required annually and is to be kept on record by the parent
for at least three years. The assessment must be submitted to the
County at the 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades only. The assessment should be submitted to the County by June 30th. Any parent wishing to submit the assessment to the County, annually, may do so, and the results will be kept in the student’s files.
Textbooks may be loaned for home instruction and are to be returned by June
If a student is permitted to attend classes, the following must be adhered to
or student may be removed from classes and lose the privilege of taking
Homeschoolers are not, nor will they be, considered part-time public school
Students are required to follow all county/school rules and procedures.
It will be the discretion of school administration if the students enroll
in future classes.
The grades will be transcribed onto the students’ records. Unless the students ultimately enroll in public school, these classes will not be used to obtain a diploma.
Students are permitted to attend one to three classes/periods daily and can
only receive up to 1.5 credits per semester.
Students are not allowed to participate in school athletics or extracurricular
Students may attend co-curricular classes. For example, the student is
taking Band class; afterschool band practices, camps, and performances are
required for the class.
Homeschooled students are not eligible for special education services. No
additional staff will be placed in the classrooms for assistance.