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Homeschoooling Laws in Rhode Island

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Rhode Island is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Rhode Island and helpful links to RI’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Rhode Island homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for Rhode Island Homeschool Laws

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

Rhode Island Department of Education Site

Rhode Island Homeschool Site

Rhode Island State Homeschool Law Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of Rhode Island, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Send a request to homeschool to your local school committee of your family’s district of residence. This request should be approved if the following requirements are met:

  • The period of attendance is “substantially equal” to that of the public schools,
  • An attendance register is kept, and
  • The teaching in the required subjects is “thorough and efficient.”

2. Take standardized testing if your local school district requires. It is not specifically required by the state, but your school district may make a special request of you and ask for testing to be done.

3. Appeal if you were denied to homeschool.

Homeschool Resources for Rhode Island Homeschool Laws

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

Rhode Island HSLDA Reference Site

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