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Helpful Homeschool Links!

Find Information about Homeschooling and State Laws

On this page, you’ll find helpful links to information about homeschooling in general and homeschool information by state.

Find information about homeschooling and state homeschool laws.
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Join HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)

We recommend that homeschooling families join HSLDA. Even if you never experience legal trouble yourself, your HSLDA membership will help enable other homeschooling families to get the legal help they need and will help defend our right to homeschool in the USA.

Lamp Post Homeschool Store members save on the HSLDA membership price when you enter our Discount Group code 299738 on the HSLDA membership form!

Protect your family! Join HSLDA today!

Group Name: Lamp Post Homeschool Store
Group Number: 299738
Use our group number to get a $15.00 discount on your membership with HSLDA!

What does joining HSLDA do for me?

  • Protects your right to homeschool and defends your family. A lawyer is on call 24/7.
  • Provides fast help by phone or email: Get direct answers to your specific questions about home education. Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions and help you find resources for teaching your children:
    • Toddlers to Tweens (PreK-8th grade)
    • High school (including preparing for college or career paths)
    • Struggling learners (special needs/gifted and talented)
  • Preserves homeschool freedom for all families by promoting homeschooling nationwide, as well as by working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly legislation and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels.
  • Partners you with the cause: Although homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls each day from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or discriminated against by school officials, child protective services investigators, employers, colleges, armed services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families who are fighting for their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve homeschooling freedom for tomorrow.

Other Valuable Benefits

News and resources

  • Magazine—Our quarterly member magazine, the Home School Court Report, brings you news, case updates, what’s happening in your state, and other helpful resources.
  • Weekly updates and e-lerts—Stay on top of the latest homeschooling news and take action on homeschooling-related legislation in your state or the nation.
  • E-newsletters—Our early years, high school, and special needs e-newsletters are specifically designed to help you with your homeschooling challenges.

Shopping

  • HSLDA Online Academy—Enjoy $50–$100 in savings on every online Advanced Placement course your high schooler takes through the academy.
  • HSLDA Store—Look for special member pricing throughout HSLDA’s online store.
  • HSLDA PerX program—Take advantage of exclusive member discounts and offers from national products and services.

NATHHAN National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network

Help for Christian families homeschooling special needs children.

About Homeschooling in Your State

National

From the Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement is a state by state listing:

  • State Regulation of Private and Home Schools  Choose your state to find the state law. At the bottom of each page are Web Resources-helpful links for more information and contact information for that state’s department of education.

If you would like us to list your state organization on this page, please contact us!

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania Links

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia Links

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Pennsylvania Homeschool Diploma Programs

For those of you who live in Pennsylvania, there is the option to obtain a state-recognized high school diploma through one of the following groups. Most states don’t have this opportunity, and it is not a requirement to get into most colleges. Personally, we give our diplomas and keep transcripts ourselves. All our homeschool graduates who applied were accepted into colleges without a state-recognized diploma—except our last child who graduated after the new PA law went into effect. In addition to the one we give, he has the official Pennsylvania diploma that is signed by our evaluator.

When would I recommend that you get into one of these programs? Well, if your student is not going to college, I think it would be wise to do this as a backup for documentation or if you aren’t too keen on the idea of making a high school transcript and keeping those records. Also, if your student is joining the military after high school, then it is good. If your student is applying to a college or technical school that doesn’t recognize homeschooling, then the diploma programs would be good. They can’t argue with a state-recognized diploma. You need to research the possibilities and see what is best for your student.

That disclaimer aside, here are the links:

North Central Pennsylvania Links

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