Choose your state or territory for detailed information on how to withdraw from public school, homeschool requirements, including the mandatory %26 test. The legal form homeschooling takes varies from state to state. In some states, parents homeschool under a homeschool statute, while in other states they learn at home under private laws. Depending on the state, parents can also homeschool through general schools or through private guardian statutes.
Some states have multiple legal options for homeschooling, each with different requirements. In Virginia, parents must ensure that a child attends school in accordance with state mandatory attendance law, as specified in § 22.1-254 of the Virginia Code, when the child turns 5 on September 30 or before any school year and has not turned 18.The Compulsory Attendance Act requires, unless the child falls within one of the specified exceptions § 22.1-254, that the child attend a private or public school or receive an education through one of the Code's other alternatives to school attendance. Homeschooling (also known as homeschooling) is an alternative to school attendance. Parents can study at home “when the requirements of § 22.1-254.1 of the Code have been met.
Not all states have laws that directly regulate homeschooling, but most offer educational alternatives for parents. TEA believes homeschools are equivalent to non-accredited private schools; TEA states that private schools are not required to be accredited, nor does it have the authority to regulate them. Some states consider homeschools to be private schools and regulate them as such, some states have specific homeschooling statutes, and others have no homeschooling regulations at all.