Your child will be subject to the compulsory school laws starting in the school year in which he or she turns 5.
Compulsory school laws cease to apply to a child at the conclusion of the school year that ends nearest his or her 18th birthday. Additionally, if a child graduates from high school, then school attendance laws no longer apply to him or her.
HSLDA believes that a parent-issued diploma and transcript should be sufficient to demonstrate that a child has completed a secondary education. However, even if your child is beyond compulsory school attendance age, there may be situations where you would want to continue to follow the requirements of a home education option recognized under Virgin Islands law until your child graduates from high school (filing a home education notice, keeping attendance and other records, etc.).
These records may be requested in some situations, such as obtaining a driver's license if your child is a minor, enlisting in the military, applying to colleges, or demonstrating eligibility for Social Security benefits. If you are a member of HSLDA and would like additional details, please contact us.
Please note: The information on this page has been reviewed by an attorney, but it should not be taken as legal advice specific to your individual situation.