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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 at LampPostHomeschool.com
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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!

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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.


  • 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

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





























New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota




Pennsylvania Links

Pennsylvania Homeschool Diploma Options

  • UPDATE: Supervisor-Issued Home Education Diploma (PDE 6008) and Definitions (PDF)
    • If you and your student complied with and followed the Pennsylvania Homeschool Law, then your student can now graduate with a certified Pennsylvania State Diploma that will be signed by your evaluator and the supervisor of your homeschool!
    • We suggest printing the form on nice quality acid-free paper for a long lasting high school diploma before you fill it out or have it signed.
    • This is the least complicated, easiest, and recommended option at this time.
  • Other PA Homeschool Diploma Options
    • 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. He has the official Pennsylvania diploma that is signed by our evaluator.
    • When would I recommend that you get into one of these programs? Mainly if you aren’t too keen on the idea of making a high school transcript and keeping those records, this option is a good choice.
    • You need to research the possibilities and see what is best for your student.
    • Here is a link to diploma granting organizations in Pennsylvania: Diploma-Granting Organizations

North Central Pennsylvania Links

  • Camp Susque School of Discovery This Christian camp offers a homeschooling family camp, a School of Discovery, as well as summer camps for boys and girls.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota





Virginia Links

  • Home Instruction in Virginia
  • HEAV The Home Educators Association of Virginia operates within the context of a biblical worldview and served homeschool families in Virginia.
  • The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers A fully inclusive, member directed, and volunteer driven state association, VaHomeschoolers is neutral in matters of religion and partisan politics. This site has helpful information about homeschooling in Virginia.
  • Virginia State History Courses


West Virginia



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