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WA Homeschool Laws


Washington Education Code For Homeschooling
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only. Revised code available.

Home-Based Education
Washington state law recognizes the desire of some parents to seek a home-based education for their children. OSPI offers technical assistance to school districts that are working with parents seeking to exercise this educational right.

Obeying the Law, Testing, & “Qualifying” to Homeschool
This article is pretty long for a web page, but I have provided it for the serious-of-heart who is interested in some in-depth consideration of this very vital topic. By Barbara Edtl Shelton.

Washington Homeschool Laws
WA regulations explained on Liza’s Homeschool Journey Blog.

Statement of Unity Regarding the Washington Home-Based Instruction Law and Public School Alternative Learning Experience Programs
Of concern to statewide independent homeschool organizations is the blurred distinction between Home-Based Instruction (homeschoolers) and participation in a PSALEP government-defined school. Additionally, troubling aspects involve the marketing of PSALEP’s to already-declared homeschoolers and the use of the Declaration of Intent to Provide Home Based Instruction Form as a marketing tool to solicit enrollment.

Washington State’s Homeschool Law
Presented and explained by Barb Shelton. What I present here is a basic overview of the homeschool law in Washington state, not a comprehensive, verbatim duplicate of it. But this should suffice for the needs of the general public.


Washington State Legislature Advocacy in Action
Changes are in the air for homeschooling code in Washington. WHO provides links to help you follow the legislation.

Letter of Intent

Declaration of Intent Education Packet 
Each parent whose child is receiving home-based instruction under RCW 28A.225.010(4) shall have the duty to: (1) File annually a signed declaration of intent that he or she is planning to cause his or her child to receive home-based instruction. From WHO.

Qualifying Courses

Qualifying Courses
The following groups/individuals have notified WHO that they offer qualifying courses for home-based instruction.

Season of Re-education and Renewing of the Mind
This qualifying course designed by Barb Shelton is done entirely in your own home, at your own pace.

Tests Approved by the State Board of Education

Examples of Approved Standardized Achievement Tests for Home-Based Instruction Use
Parents providing home-based instruction for their children may use any standardized achievement test that has been evaluated by Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Testing Services
Places that offer to sell tests and evaluate them for homeschoolers in states that require testing.

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