North Dakota Homeschooling

The links below to official North Dakota homeschooling information were checked August 1, 2020. It is always best to directly read North Dakota homeschooling information on the State of North Dakota home education, home instruction, or homeschooling FAQ page, so you are getting current information!

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction Website

 North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction Home Education Section

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction Homeschooling FAQ

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction Statement of Intent Home Education link retrieved 7/30/20

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction Code related to homeschooling retrieved 7/30/20

Apparent Requirements for all students not in public education:

It appears both traditional homeschooling and enrollment in online schools require the following.

At least fourteen days before starting to homeschool, turn in a statement of intent form to the local school district’s superintendent. A copy of immunization records and proof of the child’s identity must also be included. The homeschooling parent must have a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED) or will need to be monitored.

North Dakota Homeschooling Achievement Testing: 
Must test in grades four, six, eight, and ten.
1. Test may be monitored by local school district
2. Local school district provides NDSA testing at no cost
3. If another test is chosen, it is at the expense of the home school.
4. Test results must be sent to the local school district

Apparently, under North Dakota law if a homeschooled student fails to test in at least the thirtieth percentile nationally on an achievement test, a multidisciplinary assessment team will determine if the student has any learning disabilities. If it is determined that the student has no learning disabilities, the parent and someone licensed to teach must make a remediation plan to correct the student’s academic deficiencies. The plan must be filed with the superintendent of the school district.

Always check directly with the official North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction website 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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Please let us know if we should include any other North Dakota homeschooling information, link problems, or updated requirements. 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!

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Southeast Academy provides annual in-home achievement testing for grades 3-11 in their tuition. Grades, attendance, and concept coverage are automatically created in the online curriculum, in case you ever need to provide that information to someone.