New York Homeschooling
The links below to official New York homeschooling information were checked August 1, 2020. It is always best to directly read New York homeschooling information on the State of New York homeschool and home instruction pages, so you are getting current information!
New York Dept. of Education Home Instruction FAQ (states page under review for health updates)
The above FAQ link is a good place to start. Number 36 covers what is in the Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) that is submitted to the local district. The FAQ page also covers other specifics to New York, such as number 42 that states “Is physical education required? Yes. Every student must have a physical education program. Activities may differ but outcomes should be similar to those established for students in the public school.”
“For additional information, please contact the office of the superintendent of the public school district in which you reside.”
Dept. of Education Alphabetical List of School Districts (Click the district name in black section to see contact information.)
Relating to returning to a public school after homeschooling: “C2. Who evaluates and grants transfer credit for students previously receiving home instruction, now enrolled in a New York State school? The principal, in consultation with relevant faculty, evaluates the Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) and other records and awards the appropriate units of transfer credit. Transfer credit may be awarded if the home instruction included work consistent with the New York State commencement level learning standards and of comparable scope and quality to that which would have been done in the school awarding credit.” retrieved 7/30/20 from http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/transfer-student-question-and-answer
Always check directly with the official New York Dept. of Education website and individual district websites to verify information. Even if some states may not require it, it is usually a good idea to let your last school know you will not be returning to avoid being counted as absent.
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HomeschoolingByState.com provides direct links to state government sites, so you get accurate and up-to-date information! By checking your state department of education website above, you get current information instead of 3rd party websites’ information that could be old information! States are changing their information much more often than past years due to covid-19! We regularly checks links to make sure the state has not changed pages or page addresses, but if you find a link that doesn’t work, the main Department of Education page is included above in case you want to use their search feature to find the information yourself. For example, search for “schooling at home”, “homeschool”, “home school”, “home instruction”, “nonpublic”, or “compulsory school attendance”. However, be careful since a search may return results for old web pages or documents. By checking your state department of education homeschool related page, you get current information instead of 3rd party websites’ information that could be old information!