Nevada Homeschooling Laws
Homeschooling is a perfect way to provide your child with quality education without sending them to a traditional school. If planning to homeschool in the state of Nevada, it is important to be familiar with the homeschooling laws.
According to the Nevada Department of Education, homeschooling is “a method of instruction where parents or guardians teach their children at home instead of sending them to a public or private school.”
To homeschool your child in Nevada, you must first notify the school district where you reside of your intention. You will then need to fill and submit a letter of intent to homeschool, which must include the following information:
- The names, addresses, and birthdates of each child who will be homeschooled
- The name, address, and telephone number of the person who will be responsible for the homeschooling program
- A statement of the educational philosophy that will guide the homeschooling program
- The proposed starting and ending dates for the homeschooling program
- -Signature of the parent or guardian
Once the school district has received your letter of intent, they will check compliance with the state compulsory attendance law and inform you whether or not your child is excused from attending public school. A copy of the written acknowledgment from the school district must be retained on file.
To homeschool, your child in Nevada, having a teaching credential or any other type of certification is unnecessary. However, the parent or guardian responsible for the homeschooling program will need to prepare an educational plan and submit it to the school district for approval. The educational plan must include the subjects that will be taught and the methods of instruction used. The parent must also keep an educational plan of instruction and proof of the child’s identity, which must be made available to the court upon request.
A homeschooled child is allowed to participate in any interscholastic activities and events within the school district of the child’s residence, as long as the child meets all of the eligibility requirements set forth by the NIAA. The school district will file a notice of intent for the child to participate in any interscholastic activities or events. Like public school students, homeschooled students must take and pass physical examinations and tests for infectious diseases.
Additionally, the child’s code of conduct and athletic Code of Ethics form must be signed by both the student and parent/guardian. All students have the same eligibility for awards, trophies, and medallions. Neither the school district nor a public school shall discriminate against any student based on the student’s membership or change any regulations, rules, policies, procedures, or practices to deny such student an opportunity to participate in any activity or event.
The above information is a general summary of the homeschooling laws in Nevada. For more detailed information, please visit the Nevada Revised Statutes. By following the required procedures and staying up-to-date on the latest homeschooling news, you can ensure that your homeschooling experience is positive and productive.