DC Home Educators Association
DCHEA is a group representing the wide range of home educators in the District of Columbia. We welcome as members the parents and legal guardians of children of all ages who have taken on the challenge of educating their children at home. Facebook group, Google group.
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Washington DC Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Washington DC.
Washington DC Homeschooling Laws
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The final regulations provide a framework to differentiate bona fide home schooling programs from instances where a child may not be receiving a regular and thorough education.
Attendance Code of Washington DC
It would appear that a homeschool would be considered an “independent” or “private” school. In order to homeschool, a parent need send a letter of intent to the school board, with the name, address, sex, and date of birth of each child. Additional requirements outlined here.
Home School Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of the District’s home school regulations is to ensure that students receiving home schooling are receiving regular and *through* instruction. (Note to OSSE: learn to spell “thorough.”)
Notification of Intent to Homeschool
Interactive pdf form you may complete online.
State Superintendent of Education: Homeschooling
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) seeks to offer parents and legal guardians a choice to provide a thorough and regular education in a home schooling program.
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 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.
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.
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.
Education at the Folger
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a nonprofit educational institution working to increase understanding of Shakespeare specifically and drama and poetry more generally. They would like to extend their educational services to the homeschool community in D.C.
National Building Museum Outreach Programs
We have had several home-schooled students who have stumbled across our programs, and their participation has been a great experience for them, as well as bringing a neat perspective to the program as a whole.
DC Area Resources
Welcome to homeschooling in DC. Here are some links to resources that might be particularly helpful to DC folks. If you have any more that you think should be added to this list, please send the suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
District of Columbia Public Library
Offers lots of resources of interest to homeschoolers, and librarians may be able to tell you of other homeschoolers in the area.
Educational Organizations in D.C.
Sorting throuh these links can turn up support groups, charter schools, and other resources for homeschoolers and those desiring alternative education.
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools
Promoting quality public education for D.C. families through the development of public charter schools.
Home School at the Museum
This program was designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as history and arts to home schooled students throughout the DC METRO area.
The Lab School of Washington
Innovative programs for children and adults with learning disabilities: art programs, tutoring, lots of hands on activities.
State Education Office
The State Education Office (SEO) was created in October 2000 to implement “state-level” education functions that affect the education of all students in the District of Columbia. While there is no homeschool-specific information on this site, there is contact information.
Andrews Home Educators
Being a member of this yahoo group will give you access to the current roster, contact information for AHE board members, the updated calendar of events, the list of activity coordinators, our home business/skill list, the AHE Swap Shop, the AHE Library inventory, the group email chain for reminders and updates, and a host of other things. Facebook group.
Capitol Hill Homeschoolers
If you are currently homeschooling, planning on homeschooling or simply interested in homeschooling, this is a place for discussion, activity planning, and social networking for families on or near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
DC Area Preschool Homeschoolers
Community and support for parents who homeschool or are considering homeschooling children ages Birth – 6 years old, and who are willing to make the commute to activities inside and slightly outside of the Beltway.
DC Homeschooler’s Events
Contact admin for more information about joining.
DC Metro Gifted Home Schooling
This group is for parents home schooling gifted kids in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. While home schoolers of all persuasions are welcome to join, this list is secular and inclusive.
Holy Family Homeschool Group of Northern Virginia
A support group for families who choose to educate their children at home in Northern Virginia (a suburban area of Washington, DC).
Homeschool MD DC VA
Contact admin for more information about joining.
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.
Joint Base Anacosta-Bolling Home Educators
JBAB Home Educators is a home school support group for military families living in the greater D.C. area and offers a variety of activities for JBAB Home Educators members. JBAB Home Educators welcome home school families from every branch of the military whether you are active duty or retired. We also welcome DOD civilians. If you have access to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, JBAB Home Educators may be a great connection for you.
NVA Muslim homeschoolers
Muslim Homeschooling support group for Northern VA and the DC metro area.