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Home Schooling Form Now Available Online

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Parents must notify superintendent annually each August of intent to home school for the coming school year

(Washington, DC) The Office of the State Superintendent of Education reminds all parents wishing to home school their children that they must submit an Intent to Home School form annually for the coming school year by August. The form is currently available online and must be submitted at least 20 days before home instruction begins. Select the link below, print the form, and submit it to:

DC Public Schools
Local Educational Agency Grant Programs
825 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002

DC Code § 38-202 states that the only requirements which presently apply to home schools are that each teacher who gives private instruction, shall, in accordance with the rules adopted by the Board, pursuant to subchapter I of chapter 15 of title 1, report to the Board the name, address, sex, and date of birth of each minor who resides permanently or temporarily in the District, who transfers between schools, or who enrolls in or withdraws from his or her school.  A parent who elects home instruction in lieu of school attendance must notify the superintendent annually each August of intent to do so for the coming school year.