To homeschool in Nevada, follow these steps:
1. File a one-time notice of intent to homeschool.
File the notice of intent with the superintendent of your local school district. You must file the notice before you start your homeschool program, or not later than 10 days after your child has been formally withdrawn from public school or not later than 30 days after establishing state residency. You do not have to file again, unless your name or address changes after filing, in which case you must file a new notice of intent with the superintendent of your local school district within 30 days.
The Nevada Department of Education provides a standard form for the notice, or you may use the form provided below for our members’ exclusive use. The notice must include:
- The full name, age, and gender of your child;
- Your name and address;
- A statement from you, signed and dated, stating that you have control or charge of your child and the legal right to direct his or her education, and that you assume full responsibility for your child’s education while he or she is being homeschooled;
- An educational plan showing that you will be teaching the required subjects (see below)—the plan must be appropriate for your child’s age and level of skill as determined by you;
- If applicable, the name of the Nevada public school your child most recently attended; and
- An optional statement from you prohibiting release of the information you have provided in your notice of intent.
The superintendent should acknowledge your notice with a letter which you must retain in your records as proof of your compliance with the Nevada homeschool law.
2. Teach the required subjects.
Nevada law requires that you teach your children these subjects:
- English (including reading, composition, and writing),
- science, and
- social studies (including history, geography, economics, and government).
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.