Nebraska Homeschooling PDF (place to start)
Nebraska is not participating in Common Core State Standards.
Always check directly with the official Nebraska Homeschooling section to verify information.
Apparent Requirements for all students not in public or charter education:
NDE will be updating the forms and related information in May 2013. Please check back.
It appears both traditional homeschooling and enrollment in online schools require the following.
A simple application for public school exemption certificate is required to be sent to the Nebraska Department of Education. A signed statement saying whether you will be homeschooling under Rule 12 which is for non-religious reasons or under Rule 13 which is for religious reasons must also be turned in to NDE. If filing under Rule 13, you don’t need to meet immunization requirements. A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate must be sent to the Nebraska Department of Education.
Nebraska Homeschooling Achievement Testing:
Nebraska does not mandate any achievement testing for exempt (home) schools. The parent/instructor of a homeschool may seek out achievement testing at their own expense.
Online schools such as Southeast Academy and Western Christian Academy include CTB/McGraw-Hill’s Terra Nova annual achievement testing for 3rd-12th grades in their programs, but offer optional testing for 2nd grade.
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