Are you new to homeschooling in Virginia?
These resources can help you get started.
► Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) breaks down the legal requirements for homeschooling in Virginia.
► It’s always good to read the law for yourself.
► Homeschoolers in Virginia will register a Notice of Intent (NOI) by August 15 each year.
► Virginia offers a religious exemption option, though homeschoolers are encouraged to use one of the four homeschooling options in the Virginia code, if they are able to do so in good conscience.
► Virginia does not offer any type of tax incentives or grants for homeschool families.
► Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) is a wealth of information for homeschoolers. They also offer an annual convention and graduation, send out a quarterly magazine, link to local groups, employ a lobbyist to monitor legislation that would affect homeschooling, and much more.
► We’re compiling a list of field trips in Virginia. Check back soon for details on where you can receive free or discounted admission, and fun, educational, or “off the beaten path” field trips.
► Are you on Facebook?
- This state-wide group can answer questions, offer support, and direct you to more local or specialized groups: Homeschooling in Virginia
- And this page is all about field trips, homeschool discount days, and other homeschool-friendly activities throughout the state: Home School Field-Trip Ideas
But HOW do I homeschool?
If you’re still wondering what on earth to do now, how to choose a curriculum, what planner is best, what your kids need to learn, etc., check out our page for families who are new to homeschooling. It’s filled with resources for beginner homeschoolers.