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Homeschooling in Indiana

If you’re living in Indiana and are looking into homeschooling, you’re in the right place! This page provides the resources and information you need to determine whether homeschooling in the Hoosier State is right for you.

Homeschooling Laws in Indiana

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Indiana is one key to successful homeschooling. Below is a summary of the homeschool laws in the state of Indiana. You can find additional information on Home School Legal Defense Association’s (HSLDA) website as well: Indiana HSLDA Reference

Homeschooling Options in Indiana

Homeschooling under the private school statute. This is the only homeschooling option for families in Indiana. See below for the steps you need to take when homeschooling your child.

Indiana State Homeschool Law Summary

Homeschooling under the private school statute. Here are the requirements for homeschooling your child under the Indiana private school statute.

  1. Provide instruction equivalent to that given in public schools, in English. There are no mandatory subjects for homeschoolers in Indiana to follow, but it is recommended to follow the same general subjects that would be taught in public school.
  2. You must operate your homeschool program for the same number of days that the public schools in your local district are in session–generally 180 days.
  3. Maintain attendance records to verify enrollment of your child. The state superintendent or your school district’s superintendent may request these records, and you must provide them upon request.
  4. Provide any other records upon request by the state. These may include the number of children you’re teaching at home, as well as their grade levels.

Indiana State Education Resources

Here you’ll find websites for any questions you may have about education in the state of Indiana.

Indiana Homeschooling Support Groups

Whether you already homeschool in Indiana or are looking to do so, these resources are quite useful if you’re searching for support, co-ops, or answers to questions about homeschooling in your state.

Top Indiana Homeschooling Field Trip Ideas

One of the many benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility to explore! Here are some ideas for amazing–and educational–field trips around the great state of Indiana!

  • Brownsburg Challenger Learning Center: Brownsburg, IN
  • Carnegie Center for Art and History: New Albany, IN
  • Center for Agricultural Science and Heritage: Indianapolis, IN
  • Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum: Indianapolis, IN
  • Columbian Park Zoo: Lafayette, IN
  • Eagle Creek Park and Earth Discovery Center: Indianapolis, IN
  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science: Evansville, IN
  • Forest Discovery Center: Starlight, IN
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Garfield Park Arts Center: Indianapolis, IN
  • Grissom Air Museum: Peru, IN
  • Hartford City Wilderness Park: Hartford City, IN
  • Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum: Mishawaka, IN
  • Healthworks! Kids’ Museum: South Bend, IN
  • Howard Steamboat Museum: Jeffersonville, IN
  • Imagination Station: Lafayette, IN
  • Indiana Historical Society: Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites: Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana State Police Education and Historical Center: Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana War Memorial: Indianapolis, IN
  • Indianapolis Zoo: Indianapolis, IN
  • Kidscommons: Columbus, IN
  • Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville: Evansville, IN
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial: Lincoln City, IN
  • McCloud Park Nature Center: North Salem, IN
  • Me’s Zoo: Parker City, IN
  • Merrillville Community Planetarium: Merrillville, IN
  • Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden: Evansville, IN
  • Muncie Children’s Museum: Muncie, IN
  • Northern Indiana Center for History: South Bend, IN
  • Potawatomi Zoo: South Bend, IN
  • Rhythm Discovery Center: Indianapolis, IN
  • Ruth Lilly Education Center: Indianapolis, IN
  • Science Central: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Terre Haute Children’s Museum: Terre Haute, IN
  • Wesselman Nature Society: Evansville, IN
  • WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology: Bloomington, IN

 

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