home-instruction

Home Instruction

In Virginia, parents must ensure that a child attends school in compliance with the state compulsory attendance law. Home instruction or home schooling is one alternative to school attendance and parents may home school when the requirements of  § 22.1-254.1 are satisfied.

Parents who home instruct must provide the school division with:

  • A notice of intent to home school.
  • Evidence of having met one of the criteria for providing home instruction.
  • A list of the subjects to be studied for the coming year.
  • Evidence of academic achievement at the end of the school year.

Parents that intend to home instruct should contact Felicia Preston, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at (276) 403-5833 or fpreston@martinsville.k12.va.us.

Important Dates:

  • August 1 - Evidence of Achievement due to Director of Pupil Personnel Services.
  • August 15 - Intent to Home School due to Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

Virginia Department of Education - Home Instruction