District of Columbia Laws

Homeschooling Laws, Information, and Resources for the District of Columbia

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in District of Columbia is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in District of Columbia and helpful links to DC’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, District of Columbia homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Summary of the District of Columbia Homeschool Laws

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

District of Columbia Department of Education Site

District of Columbia Homeschool Site

District of Columbia State Law Homeschool Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of Washington DC, you need to follow these steps:

  1. File a written notification to homeschool. This form must be provided by the OSSE and be completed annually by August 15th. Click here to view the online form.
  2. Provide evidence of academics. You must:
    • Have at least a high school diploma or GED to qualify as a legal guardian teacher.
    • Maintain a portfolio showing the child’s academic progress.
Homeschool Resources for District of Columbia Laws

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

District of Columbia HSLDA Reference Site

D.C. Homeschooling Handout

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