Home Study

In accordance with State Board, agency accountability goals and pertinent sections of Vermont statutes (16 V.S.A.) regarding home study, this program works to ensure that all students enrolled in home study programs have access to a quality education. When required, the program provides technical assistance to improve the quality of a home study program.

Clarifying the Process for Enrollment in Vermont Home Study

Dated: July 23, 2012

Ideas to Help You Create a Home Study Curriculum

We receive many questions about what a minimum course of study might look like which would satisfy statutory requirements. This document is intended to provide guidance for parents as they write up the minimum course of study which must be included in the home study enrollment notice.

Links To Currently Available Information

Guidelines for Home Study in Vermont (Revised May 2013)

This document contains information and forms necessary to prepare and submit an enrollment notice for homeschooling. Extracts from relevant statutes and rules are also provided. NOTE: Forms designed to be downloaded to your hard drive and completed with your word processing application are available below.

Vermont Licensed Teacher End-of-Year Assessments

Given the passage of Act 107 of 2006 which decreases the need for an up-front minimum course of study, the goal of agency home study staff is to increase consistency in end-of-year assessments. A letter may be prepared by a licensed Vermont teacher in a form provided by the Agency of Education or a teacher may write a letter which contains the same information as requested on the form. The instructions for preparing the Vermont licensed teacher letter assessment, the Vermont licensed teacher letter expectations, and the Vermont licensed teacher letter assessment form, will help to ensure that the same information is conveyed in the same manner for all students who choose to use a teacher report as their method of year-end assessment. Download from among the following options:

Vermont Home Study Resource Guide (Coming Soon)

Suggested Topics & Skills for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies

These Home Study publications provide a variety of suggestions, organized by grade, of skills and topics which other homeschoolers have used in their minimum courses of study. Use the link above to download the entire packet (K-12) or download individual grade ranges using the links below.

Questions?

Karen Agnew, Home Study Consultant, at karen.agnew@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1163

Brynne Reed, Home Study Consultant, at brynne.reed@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1233

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014