CT Homeschooling Laws
Homeschoooling Laws in Connecticut
Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Connecticut is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Connecticut and helpful links to CT’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Connecticut homeschool laws, and legal support resources.
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Links for Connecticut Homeschool Laws
Connecticut State Homeschool Law Summary
If you are homeschooling in the state of Connecticut, the Department of Education suggests that parents:
- Complete the Intent to Homeschool form for each child annually and submit it to the Superintendent’s office for signature. A signed copy should be retained in each child’s homeschool folder;
- Review the Connecticut Core Standards HERE. The Connecticut Core Standards provide parents with clear expectations of what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level. Aligning instruction with these standards and competencies will ensure a smoother transition should the child return to public school. Connecticut General Statute 10-184 says that all parents are responsible for ensuring that their children receive instruction in the following required subjects: Reading, writing, spelling, and English grammar; Geography; Arithmetic; United States history, and citizenship, including a study of the town, state, and federal governments.;
- Keep a log of attendance which reflects days and hours of instruction;
- Maintain a portfolio for each child which contains samples of activities, assignments, projects and assessments, as well as a log of books and materials used. Include results of any national assessments; and
- Contact potential colleges and universities in order to learn what is required for admission.
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