Elective homeschooling (EHE) is when a parent chooses not to send their child to school full-time, but takes responsibility for ensuring that their child receives a full-time education other than in school. Some children receive elective homeschooling from the age of 5 and may never attend school. There is no set standard of education that families must meet to qualify to provide elective homeschooling. This means that young people do not need to learn specific subjects or contents, have a certain number or duration of the school day, or take exams.
For more information on elective homeschooling, read the Elective Homeschool Fact Sheet for Parents and Caregivers (PDF, 300.3 KB). Elective homeschooling is the term used by the Department of Education to describe parents' decisions to provide education for their children at home rather than sending them to school. If someone chooses to receive homeschooling, bring to the local authority a municipality, county, or city council that has a responsibility to provide education to children in their area. Families should be able to make an informed decision with knowledge of the other forms of provision available to them before committing to homeschooling.
Families may want to refer to the Department of Education's Elective Homeschooling Guidance to understand the implications for them. You should be aware that the local authority does not provide financial support, teaching, or work plans for elective homeschooling. Choosing homeschooling means excluding oneself from the education system as a whole and families may find themselves without the support of any school or local authority. A municipality, county, or city council that has a responsibility to provide education to children in its area.
In most circumstances, individuals with parental responsibility who choose homeschooling do not have a duty to report that fact to the local authority A county, county, or city council that has a responsibility to provide education to children in their area. The BCP board has a legal duty to ensure that all children receive an appropriate education and that also includes children receiving elective education at home. When they know that this is due to elective homeschooling, they will likely provide this reason with the notice. As part of this process, you will be required to upload an Elective Homeschooling Form 1 (DOCX, 63.1 KB) and a copy of the parent's letter stating your intention to homeschool.
If a parent decides to homeschool for a negative reason, parents should be encouraged to contact the elective homeschool team (see below). Homeschooling or homeschooling, also known as homeschooling or elective homeschooling (EHE), is the education of school-age children at home or in a variety of locations other than school.