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Homeschooling Guide

This guide is a resource for homeschooling parents. information on NYS regulations, paperwork, curriculum ideas, local resources, and more.

New York State Homeschool Regulations

 

Here is a brief synopsis of required paperwork for homeschooling in New York State. Please see the NYSED / P-12 / Part 100 Regulations / 100.10 Home Instruction for complete requirements and details.

 

Letter of Intent: Parent sends a notice to the superintendent of their intention to instruct child at home. Due by July 1st (August 1 2020) OR within 14 days of after commencing home instruction (anytime during the year).  School district responds within 10 days by sending copy of regulations and blank IHIP forms. 

Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP): Parent prepares and submits IHIP to school district; including child’s age, grade level; syllabi, curriculum, materials, textbooks, or plan of instruction; dates to submit quarterly reports, name of instructor. See NYSED / P-12 / Part 100 Regulations / 100.10 Home Instruction for details and required subjects. Due by August 15th or within four weeks of the receipt of regulations and forms from school district. 

Quarterly Reports: Parent submits to the school district a Quarterly Report for each child listing: hours of instruction, description of material covered in each subject in the IHIP, grade in each subject or a written evaluation of the child’s progress. 

Year-End Evaluation: Included in the 3rd Quarterly Report will be the method of annual assessment as determined by the parent. Assessment may include commercially published norm-referenced achievement tests or a written narrative, in accordance with the grade level of the student. See NYSED / P-12 / Part 100 Regulations / 100.10 Home Instruction for grade level assessment requirements and approved normative tests. Results of assessment should be submitted with 4th quarterly report. 

A very brief overview is provided by HSLDA below.

Liverpool Central School District Home Instruction

 

For families living in the Liverpool Central School District, this page contains blank templates of IHIPs and quarterly reports, links to the NYS regulations, and the district's homeschool contact. The templates are well done and a good example to homeschool families.