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    District of Columbia Homeschool Laws

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    District of Columbia


    However the district does require that you maintain a portfolio and may request to review your child’s portfolio up to two times per year. The request must be made in writing.

    Your child is eligible, but not required, to participate in public school sponsored testing.


    Required subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health, and physical education.


    Parents are required to file a Notice of Intent to Homeschool on a form designated by the district at least 15 days prior to the first date of home instruction. 

    You are not required to maintain an attendance record but you are required to “provide thorough and regular instruction of sufficient duration.”

    High School Diploma or Equivalent. Waivers are possible.

    Click HERE for more information concerning requirements, waivers, etc.

    *The information on this page is for general use only. It should not be taken as legal advice. It is believed to be accurate however state and federal laws change every year. recommends joining an organization such as the Home School Legal Defense Association before your homeschooling adventure begins. HSLDA can provide complete, accurate, legal advice and services for homeschooling families.

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