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Compulsory education: Age 6 through the completion of secondary education (Education Law Art. 19)

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is legal. Home schooling had been in the Azerbaijani tradition of education throughout the years; however, in the modern history of education, this concept did not find popularity as it did in the western societies, especially the United States. But the Education Act of 2009 (TƏHSİL HAQQINDA) established that “home education” and “individual learning” are legal forms of education (Art. 13). Home learning is defined in Art. 1.0.16.

The term “home schooling” in Azerbaijan means organized education programs that are “in accordance with the appropriate form of organization of general education at home” (Law on Education, MOE 2009). Parents are responsible for providing an equivalent education to what their children would get in public school.

Homeschooled children must demonstrate learning by taking a comprehensive exam, which is proctored by the regional representative for the Ministry of Education. This way, pupils will eventually receive an officially recognized certification document for the next level of education.

Azerbaijani education policy strives to provide equal access to education for every child in the country, regardless of a child’s needs. However, the procedures of state financing for homeschooling is considered and currently worked out to put in practice in the future.

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**If you have knowledge of homeschooling in Azerbaijan, please contact HSLDA. Thank you!

Last Updated: June 13, 2018