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West Virginia Legal Analysis

A detailed analysis of West Virginia’s homeschool law.
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The Importance of Recordkeeping in West Virginia

Here are the records you need to keep for your homeschool in West Virginia.
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Special Education Provisions for West Virginia

Special education provisions for homeschooled students in West Virginia.
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COVID-19: WVDE Guidance on Assessments During Coronavirus

The West Virginia state Department of Education recommends a sort of grace period for homeschoolers who submit a standardized test as their annual assessment.
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West Virginia Withdrawal Form

You can use this form to follow the withdrawal procedure of the West Virginia school your child is currently attending.
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Compulsory School Age in West Virginia

Here’s when you need to start following West Virginia’s compulsory school law for each of your children.
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West Virginia Driver Eligibility Statement

If you are a West Virginia resident, you may use this form to affirm that your child is eligible to receive a driver's license or permit.
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West Virginia Notice of Intent

West Virginia residents may fill out this report and mail it to the superintendent of your school district on or before the date you begin home instruction or when moving to a new county.
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Jury Duty Laws in West Virginia

Here’s what West Virginia law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.
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West Virginia Assessment and Testing Forms

Depending on which option you choose to assess your child in West Virginia, you may use one of these forms to communicate with the superintendent of your school district.
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Public School Access for Homeschoolers in West Virginia

Here’s what West Virginia law says about homeschool students’ access to public school classes or services.
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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in West Virginia

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about West Virginia’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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How to Withdraw Your Child from School in West Virginia

How to withdraw your child from their current school in West Virginia and start homeschooling them.
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How to Comply with West Virginia’s Homeschool Law

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in West Virginia—step-by-step.
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West Virginia Homeschool Laws

Questions about how to homeschool in West Virginia? Start here for a quick overview: homeschooling laws & requirements, compulsory attendance ages, withdrawal, access to sports & special ed. services, recordkeeping, work permits, jury duty . . .
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West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful, Unless You’re Homeschooling

With polls indicating the COVID-19 pandemic may prompt millions of new families to homeschool this fall, public schools are taking steps to secure their funding streams—which is tied directly to enrollment.
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Debbie Needed Legal Help and a Community. She Got Both.

When a 16-year-old asked her guardian to homeschool her, neither one expected to wind up in court.
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Case Dismissed: Charges Against New Homeschoolers Dropped

HSLDA sees this quite a bit: a family decides to homeschool to meet the needs of their children, and school districts who don’t understand the law try to take legal action. In fact, this happened to several families recently.
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We’re Here to Help if There’s a Knock on the Door

A surge in families switching to homeschooling—and loving it—could be behind a recent rise in officials checking for truants.
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Update: Changes to Homeschool Requirements in Several States

Lawmakers and other officials have taken action to modify—or even waive—some homeschool requirements, including testing and other forms of assessment. Here’s the latest.
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