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Homeschooling in Utah

If you’re living in Utah 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 Beehive State is right for you.

Homeschooling Laws in Utah

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

Homeschooling Options in Utah

To homeschool in Utah, just follow the steps below.

Utah Homeschool Law Summary

Utah law specifically refers to homeschooling in Utah Code Ann. § 53G-6-204(2). To homeschool under this statute, you’ll need to follow these guidelines.

  1. File a signed and notarized affidavit with your local school board for each of your children when you start homeschooling. The affidavit must contain a statement that your child will be attending a homeschool and that the parents assume sole responsibility for the education of the student, except for the portion of time the child is dual-enrolled in a public school (if applicable). After the school board receives your affidavit, you will receive an excuse certificate acknowledging your homeschool program within 30 days, and a new certificate each subsequent year by August 1. You do not need to refile your affidavit as long as you remain in that district.
  2. Provide instruction to your children. There are no required days of instruction nor required subjects for homeschoolers in Utah. The parent is solely responsible for the “selection of instructional materials and textbooks.”

Utah State Education Resources

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

Utah Homeschooling Support Groups

Whether you already homeschool in Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah!

  • Beehive House: Salt Lake City, UT
  • BYU Museum of Fine Art: Provo, UT
  • Brigham Young Winter Home: St. George, UT
  • BYU Earth Science Museum: Provo, UT
  • Center for Science & Math Education/Museum of Natural Science: Ogden, UT
  • Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center: Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Clark Planetarium: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Dinosaur National Monument: Jensen, UT
  • Discovery Dinosaur Museum: St. George, UT
  • Discovery Gateway: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Four Corners School of Outdoor Education: Monticello, UT
  • John Hutchings Museum of Natural History: Lehi, UT
  • The Leonardo: Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Living Planet Aquarium: Sandy, UT
  • Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum: Provo, UT
  • Museum of Church History and Art: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Museum of Natural Curiosity: Lehi, UT
  • Museum of Utah Art & History: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ogden Nature Center: Ogden, UT
  • Ogden’s Eccles Dinosaur Park: Ogden, UT
  • Park City Historical Society & Museum: Park City, UT
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum: Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Price Family Holocaust Memorial: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Red Fleet State Park Dinosaur Trackway: Vernal, UT
  • SeaQuest Utah: Layton, UT
  • St. George Children’s Museum: St. George, UT
  • Treehouse Children’s Museum: Ogden, UT
  • Utah Field House of History Natural History State Park Museum: Vernal, UT
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah Museum of Natural History: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah Science Center: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo: Salt Lake City, UT
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