Homeschooling in Your State
What do I need to know to legally homeschool in my state? What are the homeschooling laws and requirements? What state organizations or groups are available?
HomeLife Academy currently provides a legal covering* in addition to its services in the following states: Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Colorado and South Carolina.
States that are in GREEN are states in which HLA meets compulsory attendance and legal requirements for homeschooling. We are your legal covering* in these states: Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Colorado, and South Carolina. Register with HLA and you are covered. You do not have to notify or enroll with your local education agency (LEA).
States in YELLOW are states in which HLA offers assistance with establishing your legal covering. HLA can provide support, information and the forms needed to meet the requirements in your state. We DO NOT provide legal covering* in these states. You must meet the requirements for homeschooling in your state. We are here to help guide you through this process.
States in ORANGE are states that do not require any notice to be filed and have no requirements to begin homeschooling. These are states where there is no state requirement for parents to initiate any contact according to the HSLDA website. HLA can provide families in these states all of the same services and there are no additional requirements to meet locally. Many states like these enjoy services such as counseling, high school planning, transcript reviews and official transcripts and diplomas as well as the online reporting and account access.
Families living in other states (BLUE) can join and benefit from HLA’s many services. If homeschooling in other states, you will need to be certain that you have met the requirements of your state. Several states such as Mississippi, simply require you to fill out and submit a Notice of Intent to your local Board of Education. We have families in all 50 states and internationally. Click below to find out what it takes to homeschool in your state.
For families that may be struggling financially, HSLDA offers scholarship assistance for memberships and for other homeschooling expenses that families may have through Homeschool Foundation.
HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) is a national organization that works to defend the rights of homeschoolers in the U.S. and abroad. Even if you are meeting all requirements for homeschooling, you can be faced with allegations or your parental rights can be violated.
HSLDA provides your very own legal counsel 24/7 and will fight on your behalf and on behalf of homeschoolers everywhere. Protect yourself and support other homeschoolers for less than $10 per month. Join HSLDA Now if you haven’t already!