Home Study

Attention Re-enrolling Families

The EOYA IS NOT a required submission this year, and so we ask that you do NOT include it with your 2021-2022 enrollment. Please see the Special One-Time Exception below for details. 

We are encouraging families to document what their student/s have been learning in the event that the student returns to a public/independent school in the fall.  Those schools may wish to review the documentation.  Please put together some documentation, but DO NOT submit it to AOE. 

Please note, your 2020-2021 completion letter contains outdated information: although it states you must submit an EOYA by August 1st , this was overridden by the Secretary’s Memo.

Thank you! Please find all online enrollment options and paper forms further down the page.

Special One-Time Exception for Home Study Families from Requirement to Submit End of Year Assessments to AOE

For the 2020-2021 school year only, the Agency of Education is providing home study families with a one-time special exception to the requirement to submit an End of Year Assessment (EOYA) for students who currently are enrolled in a Home Study Program. Parents/guardians are required to continue to track their child’s progress and to keep records of their progress (portfolio, qualified teacher assessment, curriculum-based assessments, etc.), but are not required to provide this information to the AOE Home Study Team this spring. EOYA documentation will be especially important in enabling students to make smooth transitions back to public school for those parents/guardians who are planning to have their children return to in-person learning at local schools in the fall. For further information regarding this one-time exception, please see this memorandum.

*NEW* Special EOYA One Time Exception FAQ

*NEW* Guide Document for New Famlies


Home Study Information

In accordance with the 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. 

Home Study Timeline

March 01 - Submission for the 2021-2022 school year enrollment begins.

August 01 – Submission deadline to qualify for the MCOS exemption.   

Rolling enrollments are accepted anytime after March 1, 2021 until May 1, 2022. Students must remain in the public/independent school until you have received an official Home Study enrollment complete letter.

*Please note that not all students enrolling will need all forms. Below are your enrollment and forms submission options. 

Enrollments can take up to 14 business days to process once received. Submission of an enrollment packet does not mean that the student is been enrolled in a home study program. When students are officially enrolled in a home study program, families will receive an enrollment complete letter from the Home Study Office.

Enroll Online via Cognito Forms

The Agency of Education offers Cognito Forms as a secure online method to create and submit Home Study forms. You may save and resume your work as long as your record the save link provided within Cognito. Otherwise upon submission the Agency receives a copy of your forms, and you will receive a pdf copy of your submission within the confirmation email. Please be sure to check your SPAM/Junk folder for the confirmation email. Emails will go to the email addresses listed on the form.

​Full Enrollment Packet via Cognito

Individual Forms via Cognito

Printable Forms for Paper Submissions

Families who choose not to submit electronically via Cognito Forms have the option to print and complete the applicable forms listed below to enroll in the Vermont Home Study Program. Please note we are no longer able to offer pdf fillable forms due to a licensing restriction.

Don’t have access to print the required forms, and don’t feel comfortable submitting them electronically? Please contact the Home Study office for other options​.

Home Study Resources

Please read the Home Study guidelines for information necessary to prepare and submit an enrollment notice for homeschooling. 

Guidance on End of Year Assessment (EOYA)

Guidance on Minimum Course of Study (MCOS)

Samples of the Minimum Course of Study (MCOS)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Memorandum Archives

Parents' Rights in Special Education 

Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the Agency of Education's Special Education rules, parents have specific rights concerning their participation in the special education process. The Parents' Rights in Special Education (Procedural Safeguards Notice) booklet is designed to inform parents of those rights and provide a list of available resources.

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.

If you have questions please contact the Home Study Team!

Email the Home Study Team, or call (802) 828-6225. 

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Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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