Delaware law provides three different options for homeschooling. There are no teacher qualifications or standardized testing requirements for any of the options. Follow the listed steps under the option you choose.

Here are the options:

Option 1: Homeschooling as a single-family homeschool

A single-family homeschool means the child is educated primarily by his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), mostly in their own home.

1. Report enrollment at the beginning of the school year.

Every year, on or before October 5, your homeschool must submit a statement of pupil enrollment as of the last school day in September. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, accessed here.

2. Report attendance at the end of the school year.

Every year, on or before July 31, your homeschool must report end-of-year attendance information. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, accessed here.

Option 2: Homeschooling as a multi-family homeschool

A multi-family homeschool means that children from more than one family are educated primarily by the children’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), mostly in their own home(s) or in other facilities. In order to establish a multi-family homeschool, you must coordinate with more than one family. The law requires multi-family homeschools to appoint a person to act as a liaison to the Department of Education. This liaison will be responsible for submitting the attendance and enrollment information described below for all the families involved in the multi-family homeschool.

1. Report enrollment at the beginning of the school year.

Every year, on or before October 5, your homeschool must submit a statement of pupil enrollment as of the last school day in September. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, available here.

2. Report attendance at the end of the school year.

Every year, on or before July 31, your homeschool must report end-of-year attendance information. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, available here.

Option 3: Homeschooling as a single-family homeschool coordinated with the local school district

A single-family homeschool coordinated with the local school district means the child is educated primarily by his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), mostly in their own home.

1. Contact the superintendent.

To become “coordinated” with the local public school district, you must ask the superintendent to determine in writing that your child is or will be provided with regular and thorough instruction by his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the subjects prescribed for the public schools of the state and in a manner suitable to children of the same age and stage of advancement.

2. Report enrollment at the beginning of the school year.

Every year, on or before October 5, your homeschool must submit a statement of pupil enrollment as of the last school day in September. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, available here.

3. Teach the same subjects as those taught in the public schools.

4. Report attendance at the end of the school year.

Every year, on or before July 31, your homeschool must report end-of-year attendance information. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, available here.