Withdrawing from public school

If your child has been attending public school and you plan to begin homeschooling, one of the first steps you need to take is to officially withdraw your child from his or her school. Requirements for withdrawing your child from public school vary from state to state. The best way to ensure a smooth transition is to become familiar with your state’s laws and regulations regarding withdrawal.

Click on My state below, select State Laws to access our interactive regulation map, click on your state, and then choose Legal Analysis to find the requirements that apply to your situation.

If you are an HSLDA member and have questions about how to start homeschooling on the right legal foot, please contact our office and ask to speak with the legal assistant for your state.