Wyoming is a homeschool friendly state, but there are still some things you'll need to know. Homeschool Wyoming recommends and advocates for homeschooling that is Parent Directed, Home based and Privately (not publicly) funded. Recognizing that there are other publicly funded "at home" education options, homeschooling gives families freedom to create a customized educational plan for each child.
Homeschool Wyoming has been supporting homeschoolers in Wyoming since 1996. There are a few things that you need to know to get started on the right path.
A brief overview of everything you'll need to get started homeschooling.
Wyoming law requires homeschooling families to submit a letter of intent annually. Find a sample to submit to your district.
If your child has been enrolled in their local school district, you'll need to notify the district that your child is now a homeschooler.
A list of frequently asked questions for homeschoolers in Wyoming.
What does the Law Require?
As of 2023, Wyoming homeschooling is defined by State Statute 21-4-101(a)(v): “ A home-based educational program means a program of educational instruction provided to a child by the child's parent or legal guardian or by a person designated by the parent or legal guardian."
A home-based educational program must meet the requirements of a Basic Academic Educational Program, which is defined in State Statute 21-4-101(a)(vi) "Basic academic educational program" is one that provides a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, civics, history, literature and science. These curriculum requirements do not require any private school or home-based educational program to include in its curriculum any concept, topic or practice in conflict with its religious doctrines or to exclude from its curriculum any concept, topic or practice consistent with its religious doctrines;"
Home-based educational programs must meet these requirements:
We recommend that any correspondence you have with your the school district be sent “Certified Mail—Return Receipt Requested.” Keep copies of your letter of intent and withdrawal letter (if withdrawing from school) as well as any other paperwork or correspondence, and any green postal receipts, for your personal records. Another terrific option is to find the district superintendent’s email address and email your correspondence. We suggest you CC or BCC: email@example.com in order that we may be a back up source for your records.
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