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Homeschool Law

(This information is taken from the Indiana Department of Education website)

In addition to reporting enrollment, Indiana law requires the following of all homeschools and other nonaccredited, private schools:

180 DAYS OF INSTRUCTION:
You decide which days your school will be in session, and how long to teach each day. In the case of mid-year transfers, days attended at the first school count toward the 180 day total at the homeschool.

ATTENDANCE RECORDS:
There is no special form for these records, which are used to verify private school attendance. Please note that the law allows local public school superintendents to request copies of your child's attendance records to verify attendance.

INSTRUCTION EQUIVALENT TO THAT GIVEN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
State law does not define equivalency of instruction for public or private schools. If there is ever a question of educational neglect, keeping good attendance records and other documentation regarding attendance and continuing educational activity is highly instrumental in addressing these concerns.

CURRICULUM:
State law exempts from the curriculum and program requirements which public schools must follow.

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