When it comes to homeschooling your child, you have to abide by the regulations in the state you are located in. Even if you normally reside in another state, whichever state the homeschooling is taking place at the time is where you’ll need to be following the rules (for example if you’re temporarily residing out of your home state and need to continue homeschooling).
If you’re just starting out with home schooling or are not sure of state rules, one thing to know is this:
Every state has different regulations you need to follow for homeschooling.
Let’s look at the 11 easiest US states to homeschool your child in.
Some states are very strict when it comes to documentation, testing requirements, curriculum, attendance, your obligations and reporting requirements as a parent educator or for hiring a home educator, and so on (such as New York State), while others are much more relaxed and have little to no regulatiion (Alaska for example).
Most states are somewhere in between. All will have their own requirements and guidelines so it’s important you can find out what they are, and follow them.
So the question remains: what are the EASIEST states to homeschool in?
Which states present the least barriers to you as a parent for homeschooling your kids? Which states have the least regulation?
Perhaps you’re willing to move to another state if it means homeschooling will be made easier for your family.
The good news is that homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. So there are no states where you’ll be breaking any laws if you decide to start homeschooling.
You can homeschool in every state in the US.
But each state has different regulations when it comes to reporting, curriculums, deadlines, attendance and testing.
Some have quite strict regulations that can include tests and reviews.
Other states like many of the ones listed above, have much less oversight on how you educate your child at home.
If you live or are staying in one of the easiest homeschooling states in America, you could be able to home educate your children without having to report anything to authorities and with no oversight.
You might be wondering which states are the most regulated states for home education? That would be New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Every other state not listed falls into the low to moderate homeschooling regulation categories.