Homeschooling in New Hampshire? Here is what you need to know to get started.
Send a letter of intent to homeschool to the principal of the school within 5 business days of beginning homeschooling.
Teach the required subjects
Keep detailed records.
Have all students evaluated annually.
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According to New Hampshire Revised Statute 193:1:
“I. A parent of any child at least 6 years of age and under 18 years of age shall cause such child to attend the public school to which the child is assigned in the child’s resident district. Such child shall attend full time when such school is in session unless:
“Home education is an alternative to attendance at a public or private school and is an individualized form of instruction” (Ed315). “Dates and hours of instruction shall not be required to coincide with the resident district calendar. The academic term of a home education program shall not be required to coincide with the resident district academic year” (Ed315). Note that “no superintendent, school board, school principal, or other school district official shall propose, adopt, or enforce any policy or procedure governing home educated pupils that is inconsistent with or more restrictive than the provisions of this chapter [RSA 193-A] and any rules adopted pursuant to RSA 193-A:3” (RSA 193-A:11).
Even though New Hampshire does not highly regulate homeschooling, there are some New Hampshire homeschool requirements you must satisfy when you homeschool:
Do I need to administer testing to my homeschooler?
Yes. According to RSA 193-A:6, “The parent shall provide for an annual educational evaluation in which is documented the child’s demonstration of educational progress at a level commensurate with the child’s age and ability. The child shall be deemed to have successfully completed his annual evaluation upon meeting the requirements of any one of the following:
If a review of the child’s portfolio is being used for evaluation, ““The contents of the portfolio shall […] include the following:
What happens to my child’s annual evaluation results?
“The results of the evaluation:
What records do I need to keep when I homeschool my child?
According to RSA 193-A:6, “The parent shall maintain a portfolio of records and materials relative to the home education program. The portfolio shall consist of a log which designates by title the reading materials used, and also samples of writings, worksheets, workbooks, or creative materials used or developed by the child. Such portfolio shall be preserved by the parent for 2 years from the date of the ending of the instruction.” Parents are also required to maintain copies of the annual educational evaluations.
In addition to the required portfolio and evaluation documents, we also recommend you do some personal recordkeeping to provide verification of education in the event you would need to show some form of educational proof to the state or other legal entities or to prepare for re-entry into public school or postsecondary pathways. This includes the following:
You may also be able to find more information on New Hampshire homeschool requirements through your local school district.
New Hampshire homeschooling parents are required to create an annual portfolio of student work samples for all children. These must be saved for a period of 2 years following the final day of instruction.
Parents must also save a copy of each student’s year end evaluation. If you decide to enroll your child in a public or private school, these help to place your child in an appropriate grade level.
Also, if you have a high school student who plans on attending college, a high school transcript is essential.
The Modify™ app makes record keeping simple and keeps all your records organized.
graduation requirements in New Hampshire are determined by the parents. The NHDE requires no graduation-specific testing or evaluation.
Modify™ helps homeschoolers to keep all necessary records and transcripts.
New Hampshire Revised Statute 193:1
RSA 193:3, VII
Notification of Home Education Program
Notice of Completion of a Home Education Program
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