Home Educators Association of Virginia
A statewide, non-profit, member-supported association which has provided information, legislation and resources to all of Virginia ‘s homeschooling families from a Biblical worldview.
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
(VaHomeschoolers) was formerly known as Virginia Home Education Association (VHEA). VaHomeschoolers is your fully inclusive, member directed, and volunteer driven state association. VaHomeschoolers is neutral in matters of religion and partisan politics; homeschooling is our only agenda.
Home-Schooled Students and Religious Exemptions
Shows by school district.
Events – Help us,
Mar 2014Colonial Williamsburg Homeschooler Weekend – Williamsburg VA
All Day – Mar/15/14 - Mar/16/14 at Colonial Williamsburg
Jun 2014Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschool & Parent Conference – Fredericksburg VA
9:00 am - 9:00 pm – Jun/20/14 - Jun/21/14 at Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center
Sep 2014Colonial Williamsburg Fall 2014 Homeschool Days – Williamsburg VA
All Day – Sep/06/14 - Sep/21/14 at Colonial Williamsburg
See also: Past Events in Virginia
Virginia Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Virginia.
Virginia Education Code For Homeschooling
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only.
Home Instruction in Virginia
In Virginia, parents must ensure that a child attends school in compliance with the state compulsory attendance law as specified in 22.1-254 of the Code of Virginia when the child has reached his 5th birthday on or before September 30 of any school year and has not passed his 18th birthday.
Notice of Intent
The Notice of Intent is due to your local Superintendent by August 15th.
Notice of Intent to Homeschool
You may print and fill out this form to provide notice that you are going to homeschool your children in Virginia.
Notice of Intent to Homeschool
Here ‘s a printable copy of this form, updated for July 2012 and beyond, from HEAV.
FAQ – Testing and Evaluation
How will I know what my child is expected to accomplish for any given grade? If we choose testing to show evidence of progress, what must my child score in order to show sufficient progress? More…
Homeschool Evaluation and Testing
The Home Instruction Statute §22.1-254.1 requires parents to provide “evidence of progress” at the end of the school year. From VaHomeschoolers.
Preparing for a Homeschool Evaluation: Saving Work
There are things you can do now and throughout the year that will help you accumulate and organize the “evidence” that an evaluator needs at the end of the year to assess your child’s progress.
The Virginia homeschool law allows several alternatives in the area of testing. The state law uses the word “assessment,” which permits a choice of the following options: privately-administered standardized achievement tests, independent evaluation, or portfolio. Review by HEAV.
Appalachian Regional Cooperative is an inclusive group of homeschoolers in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Culture at Home
An African American homeschool support group in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area with an emphasis on the older homeschooled student.
This is a group of homeschool families who want to encourage each other and share information, events, curriculum, fieldtrip ideas and also to be in service to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A support group for Northern Virginia homeschoolers who identify with the heathen label. We are pagans, atheists, agnostics, Unitarian Universalists, secularists, and humanists — some of us defy labels altogether. Members required to have a sense of humor.
We are a clearinghouse for activities, events and field trips for homeschool families and visitors to the Washington, D.C., metro area including Maryland and Virginia suburbs as well as points far beyond. Members are welcome to post homeschool activities, but this is not a discussion board.
This group is set up to inform all homeschoolers about local and current events that are happening in your area or surrounding areas in the state of VA, Maryland and DC.
Site for homeschoolers in Virginia who wish to share ideas and chat with each other.
This groups exists to create an online forum to share resources, activities, ideas, and support among the homeschooling community to include the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers Blog
The blog is our way of giving you more of the great things that you love about VaHomeschoolers. Read interesting thoughts about homeschooling in Virginia and posts by favorite Voice authors. Receive timely legislative information and deadline reminders. Find out when new information has been added to the website and keep up-to-date on special VaHomeschoolers events and opportunities.
This information is for members of REACH that will help them in their homeschooling adventure. REACH will post a newsletter regarding events and so forth the beginning of each month.
Sankofa Homeschool Community
Sankofa is a community of homeschooling families of color, with members in DC, Maryland and VA, and as far north as Baltimore. We are religiously diverse and our members use a variety of homeschooling methods.
For in-depth discussion of issues affecting homeschooling, and for news about media articles and programs, proposed legislation, research, conferences and other information of interest to Virginia homeschoolers. [Note: this is their NEW link as of 7/05]
Virginia LDS Homeschooling
This group is a place to ask for ideas and advice, share information and inspiration. It is a place where members show each other respect for differences of perspective and opinion.
Virginia Homeschool Manual
Revised in 2013. A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Virginia. CD included. Published by HEAV, from a Christian perspective.
Home School Sports Network
Sportsmanship the way God Intended; Sponsors State-Wide Tournaments. Ultimate Fun for the Whole Family; Sports That Won ‘t Run Your Life; Encourages “Once-A-Week” Practices
The largest homeschool bookstore in Virginia, Moore Expressions currently operates out of a 3,000 square foot store front located at 6070 Indian River Road Suite 110, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464.
Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
The commonwealth ‘s expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education.
The Story of Virginia – An American Experience – Virginia Historical Society
From the pre-Clovis people to modern times.