In accordance with State Board of Education, AOE accountability goals, and Vermont law, The home study 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.
Home Study Resources
This document contains information and forms necessary to prepare
and submit an enrollment notice for homeschooling. Excerpts 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.
Parents' Rights in Special Education (Procedural Safeguards
Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
(IDEA) of 2004 and Vermont Agency of Education's Special
Education rules, parents have specific rights concerning their
participation in the special education process. This booklet is
designed to inform parents of those rights and provide a list
of available resources. NOTE: As of June 14, 2010, this
document also contains a list of available resources that
parents and families may access to support students who receive
special education supports and services.
This document is available in the following languages:
Bosnian, Nepali, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali,
Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Translations in Arabic, French and Swahili will be
available in the near future.
of Home Study Students into the Public Schools (Act 119 of
The Home Study Office receives many questions from public
schools throughout the year about a variety of Act 119 issues.
We thought it might be helpful if we review Act 119 of 1998 and
address a few of the most common questions. Act 119 of 1998
provides for the participation of homeschoolers in public
schools by requiring that every school board "adopt a policy
which, in accordance with rules adopted by the state board of
education, will integrate home study students into its schools
through enrollment in courses, participation in co-curricular
and extracurricular activities and use of facilities." See 16
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:
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.
Alicia Hanrahan, Education Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 479-1206
Brynne Reed, Home Study Consultant, at email@example.com or (802) 479-1233
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