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North Dakota Homeschool Laws
Compulsory School Age
“a child between the ages of seven and sixteen years.”
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Homeschool help for North Dakota Homeschoolers
|North Dakota Legal Home Schooling Options:|
|Option: 1||Option: 2|
|Legal Option:||Establish and operate a home school||Operate a home school as a county- and state-approved private school|
|Attendance:||175 days per year, four hours per day||Same as the public schools (180 days per year)
|Subjects:||Elementary and middle school: English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English grammar, and spelling, mathematics, social studies, including the United States Constitution, and United States history, geography, and government, North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of the state (grades 4-8), science, including agriculture, physical education, health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics
*High School: None
|Elementary and middle school: English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English grammar, and spelling, mathematics, social studies, including the United States Constitution, and United States history, geography, and government, North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of the state (grades 4-8), science, including agriculture, physical education, health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics
*High School: None
|Qualifications:||Possess either: 1) a teaching certificate, or 2) a baccalaureate degree, 3) a high school diploma or GED or 4) proof of meeting or exceeding the cut-off score of the national teacher exam.
|Notice:||File annual notice of intent with the local or county superintendent of schools 14 days prior to the start of the home school or within 14 days of establishing residency inside the district. The statement must include: the names and addresses of both the children and the parent who will supervise the home education, the dates of birth and grade levels of the children, and the qualifications of the parents who will supervise the instruction. The statement must include any public school courses in which the child intends to participate and the school district offering the courses and any extracurricular activities in which the child intends to participate and the school district or approved nonpublic school offering the activities. Finally, it must include a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of an immunization record.
For Developmentally Disabled Children: In addition to above, file a copy of the child’s diagnosis from a licensed psychologist along with an individualized education program developed and followed by the child’s school district and parent or by a team selected and compensated by the parent.
|A de facto part of the approval process|
|Recordkeeping:||Maintain an annual record of courses and each child’s academic progress assessments, including standardized achievement test results.
For Developmentally Disabled Children: Also file with the local superintendent progress reports from an individualized education program team selected by the parent on or before November 1, February 1, and May 1 of each school year
|Testing:||Take a standardized achievement test in grades 4, 6, 8 and 10; must be administered by a certified teacher; results must be provided to the local superintendent; a basic composite score below the 30th percentile requires a professional assessment for learning problems and submission of a plan of remediation to the local superintendent||None|
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© 2010 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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