Ready to start homeschooling in Connecticut? As suggested by the Connecticut State Department of Education follow these steps.
Modify™ can help you with your tracking, portfolio and record keeping. Download the app today.
Enjoying learning together!
To comply with Connecticut’s homeschool law, parents must ensure their children receive instruction in the following required subjects:
The suggested procedures for home instruction in Connecticut include:
In Connecticut, parents are required to send children aged five to eighteen to public school. Parents can request waivers (by personally appearing at the school district office) to hold a child aged five or six out of school until the following year, and a parent may consent to a seventeen-year-old child’s withdrawal from school prior to graduation by signing a withdrawal form at the school district.
According to Connecticut Education Law, Statute 10-184, a parent may withdraw a child from public school and choose to homeschool as long as “the parent or person having control of such child is able to show that the child is elsewhere receiving equivalent instruction in the studies taught in the public schools.” Parents choosing this option should check with their school district for information on local requirements.
Parents choosing to homeschool may provide instruction themselves, hire someone, or choose to enroll their children in online/virtual schools (which are not accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education). At the age of 17, homeschooled young adults may register for free Adult Education programs, providing an official withdrawal from the public school (signed by a parent/guardian and a Connecticut high school official) is submitted.
Connecticut does not highly regulate homeschooling, there are some Connecticut homeschool requirements you must satisfy when you homeschool:
The Connecticut State Department of Education suggests that parents maintain the following records:
In addition to the required recordkeeping, we also recommend you do some personal recordkeeping in the event you would need to show some form of educational proof to the state or other legal entities or to prepare for post-secondary pathways. This includes:
You may find more information on homeschooling in Connecticut through your local school district.
Modify™ offers a easy and reliable place to track the necessary things and keep records for your students.
In Connecticut, once a child is getting ready to graduate from homeschooling, a parent-issued diploma and transcript should suffice as proof that the child has been taught in the required subjects. It is important to ensure that your child’s homeschool portfolio also includes dates and times so that proof regarding compulsory attendance is readily available.
Modify™ helps homeschoolers to keep all necessary records and transcripts.
Homeschool laws can change often, so please check for updates at the Connecticut State Department of Education website.
Note: All information on this site is provided with no guarantee of accuracy. Modify™ is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or outdated information, or for the results yielded through use of this information.