**NEW FOR 2020-2021**
LAW CHANGE – (From HSLDA) Children must attend school or comply with the homeschool laws between the ages of 8 and 17 years.  At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, those ages will be from between 6 and 18 years, with students who graduate being exempt.


Soooo….if your child is 6 or 7 years old or will turn 6 before the next school year, you must now add him/her to your affidavit and yes, include the child in next year’s evaluation.

(From Home Education and Private Tutoring Guide – a very useful guide with easy to understand answers to many of your questions!) If a child has never been enrolled in any legal educational option (see the Educational Options section), an affidavit must be submitted by the student’s 6th birthday. However, school districts have the option of allowing the affidavit to be submitted at the beginning of the next school year, if the child’s birthday is after the first two weeks of school.

It is critical to familiarize yourself with the PA Homeschool Law.

Read it thoroughly.

Read it often!

Go to the Law before all other sources!

Here are two reputable authorities:

PA Department of Education



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