I’m going to cut to the chase and deal with the question most parents considering homeschooling are afraid to ask. What does the IDOE (Indiana department of Education) expect of me? Consider yourself blessed to have the opportunity to homeschool in the state of Indiana. Why? The IDOE respects parents’ intentions to homeschool their children. As far as government agencies’ go they are easy to please (that’s a compliment IDOE)!
Simply go to dc.doe.in.gov/HomeSchoolRegistry/HomeSchoolEnrollment.aspx fill out the homeschool enrollment form and hit send. Don’t worry it’s not the inquisition. Provide your name, contact information, your child’s name, and the grade she’s entering. You’ll be asked which public school your child would be attending, scroll down the list provided and pick your school cooperation. You’ll receive an email with a school identification number the IDOE assigns you. Your homeschool is now officially legit a.k.a. complying with the law.
Should you decide to pull your child out of school during the year you can complete this process at that time. DO NOT let anyone intimidate you into believing you are not capable of doing so! Parents are required to homeschool for 180 days and to keep a record of your child’s attendance. I recommend saving your child’s school work and a record of field trips, this is not a requirement of the IDOE.
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next month God bless you and your little or not so little ones!
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