Puerto Rico Education Code For Homeschooling
Compulsory attendance – 6 to under 18.
Parent Qualification: There are no teacher qualification requirements for non-governmental schools.
Standardized tests: Not required for non-governmental schools.
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There are no homeschool statutes per se, however these are the alternative
statutes allowing homeschooling:
- Instruction in the elementary and secondary school shall be free and shall
be compulsory in the elementary schools to the extent permitted by the
facilities of the state. Compulsory attendance at elementary public schools
shall not be construed as applicable to those who receive elementary education
in schools established under non-governmental auspices.
- Attendance at public schools shall not be compulsory for those who are
receiving education in schools established under the auspices of
- Most homeschools operate as non-governmental schools. Non-governmental
schools are not clearly defined or regulated by law. Only “primary or secondary
academic” schools which ” declare, promises, announces, or expresses the
intention of granting certificates, diplomas, degrees, or licenses” are required
to be licensed. It seems that only these private “diploma” schools are under
Puerto Rico’s private school regulation.
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