How to Start Homeschooling in Utah

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As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Utah.

What you need to know:

  • Utah Homeschool Law requires parents to send a notarized affidavit to your school district.
  • If you need to remove your kid, submit the affidavit and contact your kid’s school to remove your kid before homeschooling officially.
  • There are no particular requirements for teachers.
  • There are no minimum hours per day that your kid must attend homeschooling.
  • There are no required academic subjects.
  • The state of Utah does not require you to keep records of your homeschooling.
  • Homeschool learners are not required to participate in yearly testing.
  • If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, contact your local school to find out their process. They may require testing.

Resources

You can learn more at the Utah State Board of Education’s Homeschooling page, the Utah Home Education AssociationHome School Legal Defense Association – Utah, and Utah Christian Home School Association.

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