Homeschooling Guidelines

  • 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, and Age
    • 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 30th. 

    School Participation

    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 additional classes.
    Homeschoolers are not, nor will they be, considered part-time public school students.

    • 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 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.

Homeschool Files