Most moms who want to homeschool their children go into the puzzle of how to write a letter of intent to homeschool. Sometimes the letter wrongly written can lead to denial to homeschool your child.
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Explaining “Letter of Intent to Homeschool,” it means a letter a parent writes (that does not require a witness) to show that he/she has an intention to homeschool his/her child.
For the parents in Washington, the letter is for children within the ages of 8-18 yrs telling their school that all education of the child is now in the hands of the parents.
Colorado is also a state that requires interested people to file a letter of Intent to a school district to know what precisely the parent wants and what they have in mind to homeschool their child.
You get the form for the letter of intent to homeschool from the contact the superintendent of the school district in which you reside.
Also, check out the state you reside in to find out how the letter of intent to homeschool is written and the necessary things required to add to the letter.
Who receives the letter:
The letter is sent to the superintendent of the school district in which you reside.
For Instance, if you live in Colorado, you submit to the superintendent of the school district in Colorado. Also, If you are wondering how to find the district of your state, it is available on the district website.
Details needed on Letter of Intent to Homeschool:
As a parent intending to homeschool your child, these are the required details to include in the letter:
Basic Details – Name, Address, Date of Birth(to know the exact age of the child)
Grade in School – The current grade of the child and the next grade to be entered
Homeschool Info: Length of Homeschool and the Homeschool teacher
Sample of Letter of Intent to Homeschool:
It requires that you go straight to the point and not worry about the curriculum that will be used for your child.
Here is a sample letter:
Name of Parents,
The day’s Date.
Dear Dr A,
I will be homeschooling my child(ren), Name(s), Age(s) for the 2021-2022 school year. We will be homeschooling at the address listed above for 4 hours a day for 172 days this year.
My child is (Age) with Birthday (date) and will be entering (next grade), so the homeschool will start on (time).
Name of Parent.
States that require a letter of Intent to Homeschool:
Not every state requires that you write a letter to the superintendent of the school district you reside in homeschool. These are the states that require a letter:
More states that require a Letter of Intent to Homeschool:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
These states need a Letter of intent to homeschool a child. This list could be updated in the future.
The final tips on writing a letter of intent to homeschool are that you need to keep a copy of your letter with you in case of proof and then send the second copy to the superintendent of the school district in your area.
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Disclaimer: The list can be updated regularly. Thus information on this website is a result of research and could change in the future.