Want to Homeschool Your Kids in New York? Here’s What You Need
Are you frustrated enough with your school's educational plan or curriculum? Have you thought about making the jump to homeschooling? Or maybe with the pandemic, you found out there were ways to help your child learn what they needed to, without sending them to a building 5-days per week?
So, is homeschooling an option for you? Did you know that in New York State you can home-school your kids? But (come on it's NY, there's always a catch) you need to go through a few steps so you can do it legally.
What do you need to know to homeschool your kids in New York State?
There are a few things that you will need to do, which include letting the New York State Department of Education know that you are going to homeschool your children. You will then need to inform in writing the Superintendent of the school system, and they need to get you a copy of the individualized home instruction plan.
Is there a support system on the state level to help support parents who are homeschooling their children?
There are additional resources to give parents 'back-up' and help with the requirements to make sure that your child is learning what is required for basic schooling and above, including Regents testing.
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