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Home schooling

Each year by Aug. 15, families who choose home instruction rather than school attendance for their children must notify the home-school support specialist of Chesterfield County Public Schools and provide a list of the subjects to be studied as well as evidence they meet the criteria to provide home instruction.

Each year by Aug. 1, home-schooling families must provide the home-school support specialist with evidence of progress. Details regarding the evidence of progress requirement can be found in the Virginia Department of Education Parent Handbook, at mychesterfieldschools.com and in the verification letter that is sent upon receipt of the notice of intent.

Each academic year, home-schooled students may apply to enroll in up to two middle school or high school courses at their home-based school or through CCPSOnline or may apply to enroll in one course at either of the two Chesterfield Career and Technical Centers. Students must apply for classes by March 1 of the preceding year, and participation is on a space-available basis.

High school-aged home instruction students may participate in Advanced Placement and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test examinations. Please contact the school counseling department of your child’s home-based high school by Sept. 13, 2021, for PSAT registration information and by Sept. 30, 2021, for Advanced Placement test registration information (including the availability of financial assistance from College Board to low-income or qualified students).

Additional information including required forms and deadlines is available at mychesterfieldschools.com/home-schooling and www.doe.virginia.gov or by calling
639-8900, ext. 1652.

Updated on July 20, 2021
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