North Dakota Homeschool Law – ND Homeschooling Laws

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

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Links for North Dakota Homeschool Laws

North Dakota Department of Education Site

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.

North Dakota Homeschool Summary

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

  1. Maintain an annual record of courses and the child’s academic progress assessments, including any standardized achievement test results.
  2. File an annual statement of intent to homeschool with the local or county superintendent. The statement must be filed at least 14 days before the beginning of home education or within 14 days of the establishment of residency within the district. The statement must include:
    • The names and addresses of both the child and the parent who will supervise the home education,
    • The date of birth and grade level of the child
    • The qualifications of the parents who will supervise the instruction. (Parent must have GED or equivalent, or a level of higher education.)
    • A copy of the child’s birth certificate,
    • A certified transcript, or similar student records from the previous school, or any other documentary evidence the school, licensed day care facility or school superintendent considers appropriate proof of identity.
  3. Take Standardized tests in grades 4, 6, 8, and 10. A certified teacher must administer the test, and it must be given in the child’s learning environment or the public school at the option of the parent. The parent must provide the results to the local public school superintendent or county superintendent of schools. There are some ways to opt out of standardized testing.  For those details, please see the HSLDA document found below.
  4. Keep a record of days homeschooled. Parents should be sure to educate their children for 180 days to fulfill state requirements.

Helpful Resources

North Dakota HSLDA Reference Site. Click on Detailed legal analysis of the North Dakota homeschool law

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.

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