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Chesapeake Demands Your Curriculum—Maybe

Chesapeake, Virginia public schools based their confusing demand on what they wanted, not what the law says.

Homeschooling Not A Probation Violation

We defended a family’s right to choose the best education for their teen.

Hiked the Grand Canyon. Explored Machu Picchu. Battled Wildfires. Homeschooled.

Tucker Fisher’s parents decided to homeschool him to help protect his compromised immune system. His love for exploring the great outdoors led to adventures on four continents and a promising career path.

Aspiring Forestry Student Encounters Unfriendly Ecosystem: College Admissions

Just before he left to study ecosystems in Ecuador, a homeschool graduate had his application to college held up by a misunderstanding. HSLDA helped clear the way.

Lemurs, Rockets, and Fossil-Hunting: Homeschooling Preps College-bound Twins

Born minutes apart, twin sisters forged a deep friendship as they scouted, explored, did construction projects, and learned together. Now they’re headed to elite colleges 600 miles from each other.

Official Fails to Notice Homeschool Notice … Files Charges

Even though this brand-new homeschool family followed the rules for filing a notice, they still received a summons to court. And then they called HSLDA.

Banjo Meets Mandolin: Homeschooled Brothers Forge New Bluegrass Tradition

Inspired by their grandfather’s recordings of bluegrass pioneers, these homeschooled brothers are making a name as new purveyors of an old musical style.

Never Give Up: How a Teen, His Mom, and HSLDA Cleared the Runway to JROTC

After four years in his local Civil Air Patrol, Ryan Carbonel applied to a federal military prep program, hoping to become a US Air Force Officer. But officials said, “Nope! Homeschoolers can’t participate.” That’s when Ryan’s family called HSLDA.

State Supreme Court Hands Victory to Virginia Homeschool Family

Kirk and Kristen Sosebee, second-generation homeschoolers, stood up for the rule of law when their local school district made demands that exceed the Virginia homeschool statute. Last week the state supreme court agreed with the Sosebees.

District Hassles Hispanic Mom Homeschooling 8-Year-Old

Worried about her daughter’s anxiety and reading struggles, this mom withdrew her from public school in order to homeschool. She was then threatened with truancy charges and feels she was treated differently because she is a Latina.