Washington Homeschool Laws – WA Homeschooling Laws

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

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Links for Washington Homeschool Laws

Washington Department of Education Site

Washington Homeschool 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.

Washington Homeschool Summary

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

  1. File a Declaration of Intent to Homeschool Form. This is required for all students between the ages of 8 to 18. The form must include each child’s name and age, must specify whether a certified person will be supervising the instruction, and must be written in the format prescribed by your local superintendent. If you would like to see a sample form click here
  2. Track each child’s attendance and subjects. And at the end of the year they must have one of the following:
    • Give each child a standardized test approved by the state board or 
    • Have each child evaluated by a certified person. 

Homeschool Resources

Washington HSLDA Reference Site

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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