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Old 12-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #21
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NY here. Letter of intent for all compulsory aged kids (6-16); file an individualized home instruction plan listing curriculum/materials for mandated subjects (includes the basics as well as health, Phys ed, music and the arts, health and safety, etc) which must be reviewed and approved by the school district superintendent. Provide 900 hours of annual instruction (this is for the lower grades; its higher in the upper grades); file four quarterly reports with the district, as well as an annual assessment by June 30. The annual assessment may be narrative until grade 4, though it is supposed to be completednby a certified teacher based on a portfolio of the child's work, after which the child must take an approved standardized test every other year (narrative assessment in the intervening year), and standardized tests must be taken annually from 9-12th grade.

In case you can't sleep, the regulations should help: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/10010.html.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #22
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NY here. Letter of intent for all compulsory aged kids (6-16); file an individualized home instruction plan listing curriculum/materials for mandated subjects (includes the basics as well as health, Phys ed, music and the arts, health and safety, etc) which must be reviewed and approved by the school district superintendent. Provide 900 hours of annual instruction (this is for the lower grades; its higher in the upper grades); file four quarterly reports with the district, as well as an annual assessment by June 30. The annual assessment may be narrative until grade 4, though it is supposed to be completednby a certified teacher based on a portfolio of the child's work, after which the child must take an approved standardized test every other year (narrative assessment in the intervening year), and standardized tests must be taken annually from 9-12th grade.

In case you can't sleep, the regulations should help: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/10010.html.
i live in ny too. this says it all
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #23
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Louisiana. We have two options to choose from. Home study program or private school status. The home study route is more in depth requiring a copy of birth certificate every year, using state approved curric, and yearly standardized testing (I think). With this route, you can still apply for TOPS which is a scholarship program that helps with college tuition.
Private school status requires a yearly letter of intent within 30 days of starting school year. 180 days of school is required. That's it.

I went private school route. I may switch to home study when we hit high school years. Especially if it seems college is a remote possibility and we want tuition help from TOPS (if its still even available then).
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There are so many differences between states. I know which ones I would never move to.
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Arkansas. Must file notice of intent to homeschool every year and grades 3-9 must take standardized test administered by dept of education on reading & math portions only. Results are reported to state but for statistical purpose only. Or so that's what they say.
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I'm in Minnesota too, so samsies
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #27
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There are so many differences between states. I know which ones I would never move to.
That's what I was thinking. Some of these sound intense! We (MO) have to do a bit more than some people, but reading the stricter requirements makes me thankful for ours.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #28
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PA's laws look very scary but really they are so easy to deal with and we even have many full blown radical homeschoolers in our state that are able to live the lifestyle that fits their family.

I like the accountability really, it keeps me from doing absolutely nothing, which I would most likely find myself doing.
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