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Homeschooling in NY

InfinityInfinity Administrator
edited November 2016 in Homeschooling
NY has some of the toughest requirements for home schooling children. The parent must do the following:

- Submit Letter of Intent to district superintendent [Jul 1]
- Make an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP; curriculum, books to use) [Aug 15]
- Track Attendance and Progress and maintain records
- Submit Quarterly Reports [Nov 15, Jan 31, Apr 15, Jun 30]
- Take Annual Assessment Exam (at the minimum in G5, G7, G9, G10, G11 and G12) [Jun 30]
[] approximate due dates are shown in square brackets

Required subjects are:
Grades K–12
Patriotism and citizenship
Substance abuse
Traffic safety (including bike safety)
Fire safety

Grades 1–6
Arithmetic
Reading
Spelling
Writing
English
Geography
U.S. history
Science
Health
Music
Visual arts
Physical education

Grades 7–8
Mathematics
English
History and geography
Science
Health
Music
Art
Practical arts
Physical education
Library skills

At least once before grade 9
U.S. and New York history and constitutions

Grades 9–12
Mathematics (2 units)
English (4 units)
Social studies, including American history, participation in government and economics (4 units)
Science (2 units)
Art or music (1 unit)
Health (0.5 unit)
Physical education (2 units)
Electives (3 units)

Annual Assessment Exam can be one of the following:
- Iowa Test of Basic Skills
- California Achievement Test
- Stanford Achievement Test
- Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills
- Metropolitan Achievement Test
- State Education Department Test
- test approved by the State Education Department

Parent can engage a tutor to provide for all or a portion of the homeschooling instruction. Second language is not mandatory for homeschooled child. Though child doesn't attend school, he or she can still take NY state assessment exams (ELA, math or Regents exams); however, the child will not be awarded Regents Diploma.


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