Understanding Your Rights
Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in New Hampshire is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in New Hampshire and helpful links to NH’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, New Hampshire homeschool laws, and legal support resources.
Also, did you know that having an accredited homeschool partner means total support and protection for you? Find out how an accredited homeschool program can give you peace of mind on your homeschool journey. Need more support? Call us to discuss our accredited homeschool programs at 800-863-1474 or request your free Homeschool Information Pack here.
Links for New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire Homeschool Summary
If you are homeschooling in the state of New Hampshire, you should follow these steps:
- Submit a letter of intent to homeschool to your local district superintendent within 5 days of commencing your homeschool program. This letter should include a list of the names, addresses, and birthdates of all children who are participating in the home education program.
- Keep a portfolio of your student’s work. The portfolio shall consist of a log which designates by title the reading materials used, and also samples of writings, worksheets, workbooks, or creative materials used or developed by the child. This portfolio should be kept on hand for two years.
- Annually evaluate your student at the end of the year. This can be done in any of the following ways:
- Have a certified teacher or a teacher currently teaching in a nonpublic school evaluate the child’s educational progress based on the portfolio and discussion with the parent or child.
- Take any national student achievement test, administered by a person who meets the qualifications established by the provider or publisher of the test.
- Take a state student assessment test used by the resident district.
New Hampshire HSLDA Reference Site. Click on Detailed legal analysis of the New Hampshire homeschool law on the right side of the screen for a downloadable PDF document.
*You will need to enter your First and Last Name, Email address and State of residence to access these documents.