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Our legal team answers members’ questions, responds to emergencies, and resolves conflicts with authorities in all 50 states and US territories. To reach your state’s legal team, you can call us at 540-338-5600 or log in to your HSLDA account at to send a message directly.

Please note that member families who choose to consult separately with a non-HSLDA attorney must do so at their own expense.

HSLDA members, please contact us immediately if a government official calls or corresponds with you in an unexpected or nonroutine manner regarding your home education program (such as to request additional information, view your curriculum, or interview your children). One of our primary activities is defending families when their homeschool program is challenged. We have assisted tens of thousands of members and nonmember families facing legal challenges over the years.

Each of our grants has its own stipulations about how the grant money can be used. You can click here to learn more about our available grants and how you may use the grant money.

HSLDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, religious, membership organization that advocates for homeschooling, defends the civil rights of homeschoolers, and provides assistance to homeschoolers in hard times. We are governed by a board and no profits inure to the benefit of any employees or board members. Membership dues are not tax-deductible, but as a 501(c)(3), we are able to receive tax-deductible donations. Learn more about HSLDA here.


Thinking about Homeschooling?

Curious about homeschooling? Wondering... What does it require? Am I qualified? What about socialization? Can I work and homeschool? Watch this webinar!

The Big Questions About High School

Can I really teach high school–level courses? Do homeschool graduates get into college? If you’re considering homeschooling your high schooler, you probably have lots of questions.

More Big Questions About High School

What about life after graduation? Will my child be able to get a job, go to college, join the military, pursue a trade?


Making Homeschooling Possible—Together. Every child is different and should have the freedom to learn in a safe, loving environment at their own pace.

Curious About STEM and Homeschooling?

Want to spark inquiry, curiosity, and problem-solving in homeschool kids at any age? Try STEM: everyday science, resources, labs, FUN! Watch this webinar!

Choosing and Documenting High School Extracurricular Activities

Everything you ever wanted to know about including extracurriculars in your homeschool!

Servant Leadership Award

Learn about the Servant Leadership Award, eligibility requirements, and nomination information to find out if you can nominate that special teen you have in mind.

Romeike FAQs

Answering your biggest questions about the Romeike case. Why haven't they become citizens? Did they come here legally? Learn more here.

Carolyn Bales

I’m Carolyn, a second-generation homeschooler who gets excited about dead languages, creating things, and coffee.

Abby Ryan

Abby is a freelance writer and artist who handles nonmember inquiries about homeschooling and creates social media content for HSLDA.