Kindergarten is not compulsory in Indiana, but once your child is 7 years of age or older, you can begin teaching your child at any time by following these steps to homeschooling in Indiana:
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According to Indiana Code 20-33-2-8, “A student is not bound by the requirements of this chapter [Chapter 2 of Education Code] until the student becomes seven (7) years of age, if, upon request of the superintendent of the school corporation, the parent of a student who would otherwise be subject to compulsory school attendance […] certifies to the superintendent that the parent intends to:
not later than the date on which the student becomes seven (7) years of age.”
A homeschool in Indiana is referred to as a nonpublic non-accredited school (IC 20-33-2-12). “Homebound instruction and virtual schools, based and accredited in Indiana, including virtual charter schools, are not homeschools.”
Even though Indiana does not highly regulate homeschooling, there are some Indiana homeschool requirements you must satisfy when you homeschool:
Attendance records are the only files that Indiana homeschoolers are required by law. We recommend keeping a portfolio as well.
Items that you may want to track for each student in a homeschool portfolio include:
Modify™ offers a easy and reliable place to track the necessary things and keep records for your students.
As with most states, Indiana does not have specific laws related to graduation, but leaves the fulfillment of educational goals up to individual parents. Paths to homeschool graduation can include:
Modify™ helps homeschoolers to keep all necessary records and transcripts.