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Louisiana Homeschool Laws

Complete Homeschool ProgramBelow is a brief summary of the homeschooling law in Louisiana.

Compulsory School Age
from the child’s “7th birthday until his 18th birthday”

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Louisiana Homeschool Specific Information

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Louisiana Legal Home Schooling Options:
Option: 1 Option: 2
Legal Option: Operate a home school as approved by the board of education Operate a home school as a private school
Attendance: 180 days per year 180 days per year
Subjects: At least equal to the quality of that in the public schools (including the Declaration of Independence [elementary] and the Federalist Papers [high school]) At least equal to the quality of that in the public schools (including the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers [high school])
Qualifications: None None
Notice: File an application and a copy of the child’s birth certificate, with board of education, within 15 days after start of home school.

Renew annually thereafter- a renewal application must be submitted by Oct. 1 of the school year or 12 months after initial approval, whichever is later.

*Students who are withdrawn from public school during the school year, or who attended public school the year before enrolling in a private school, must provide a written notification of enrollment to the public school he attended within 10 days of enrollment.  This notification must include: a) Student’s legal name b) Date of birth c) Gender d) Race

Submit notification of total attendance to the state department of education within the first 30 days of the school year

*Students who are withdrawn from public school during the school year, or who attended public school the year before enrolling in a private school, must provide a written notification of enrollment to the public school he attended within 10 days of enrollment.  This notification must include: a) Student’s legal name b) Date of birth c) Gender d) Race

Recordkeeping: Whatever form(s) of documentation is (are) planned to satisfy the testing requirement None
Testing: Submit with renewal application documents showing satisfactory evidence that the program is at least equal to that offered by the public schools None

Additional Homeschool Information Provided by Home School Legal Defense Association.

© 2012  NOTE: This summary is not intended to be, and does not constitute, the giving of legal advice. Many states have unclear compulsory attendance statutes, and the courts of those states vary in their interpretation of the statutes. Therefore, there is no guarantee any state will accept all of the options for compliance listed under each state. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for individual reliance on privately retained legal counsel such as that provided by Home School Legal Defense Association. Bridgeway’s advisors will talk to you about your homeschool concerns.

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