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post #21 of 29
I don't think Vermont is a state where you have to worry about homeschooling making you a target for harassment. There seem to be a lot of homeschoolers, and people don't seem to think it's a weird choice - at least, I haven't run across anyone who seems to think it's weird or who has talked about it disapprovingly.
post #22 of 29
I'd say any state where there is as little interference as possible.

We've lived in both Texas and Arizona (we are there now). In Texas we did not have to report. Here in AZ, we report...and that's it. Which is good.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Savoir Faire View Post
I'd say any state where there is as little interference as possible.

We've lived in both Texas and Arizona (we are there now). In Texas we did not have to report. Here in AZ, we report...and that's it. Which is good.
This was my earlier point: CA also only requires that you report once per year, which to me seems pretty hands-off compared to states where you are required to provide test scores and/or course of study and/or work samples.

That's great that TX interferes even less, though.
post #24 of 29
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I'm glad Arkansas is a pretty easy state to homeschool. We just do our paperwork by the 15th of August every year and I make sure they test in March/April. I just wish they had more group things around where we live as well.

We turn in our paperwork each year. We do have an active community in Central Arkansas. Several, in fact. Our homeschool group is a testing site for the annual mandated testing for 3rd-12th grades. It is a private site and only members of the group can test there. The state has several open testing sites around the state each year.

I love that I do not have to report anything except the fact we homeschool.
post #25 of 29
I have never had any problems when I homeschooled in Ohio.
post #26 of 29
I can't speak for now, as I haven't lived in CA for almost 15 years now, but back when I HS;d there the problem was that while HSers where using the R4 affidavit to register as a private school, it was not designed for that purpose and it wasn't explicitely spelled out in law that HSers could use it. So people did, but depending on your local school district some accepted it and some refused to accept it and considered the kids truant, reported people to CPS ect.
post #27 of 29
in missouri its super easy. i have never had to file any paperwork or anything
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post #28 of 29
I was just talking about this with a friend. She's from AZ and said they only have to file a letter of intent the FIRST year they HS...only once! And they just had a HS at the Capital day this spring hosted by the governor where the school super THANKED them for saving the state so much money each year! they seem to have some very pro HS legislators as well...I know one of them actually HS's! (or did) The bigger cities have very large, vibrant HS communities as well...sounds like a great place, if you can take the heat, lol.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by briansmama View Post
We're homeschoolers in CA. . .
You also have the choice to homeschool privately and only have to notify the district each year that you are homeschooling by filing online. That's it: no required testing (unless you choose to hs through a charter school), no portfolio or other documentation.
Just FYI, that online affidavit is you declaring yourself a private school to the state. It's not notifying your district of anything. In fact, if your child was previously enrolled in a PS, you are supposed to notify the school/district yourself to let them know that your child is no longer enrolled at that school, and that they are now enrolled in your private school, and request any records they might have.

Another CA homeschooler chiming in. I'm only 3 weeks in, but I haven't heard a peep from the local school district. When I informed them last year that he was going to be HSed this year, they didn't bat an eye and just said they'd fill out a withdrawal form for him. I'm not even sure that our county has a truancy officer at this point anyway, LOL. The neighboring county can't afford one anymore.

I live in an area where there are quite a few HSers, have several HS friends and acquaintances and nobody that I know of has had an issue. I don't mean to claim that *nobody* has had any trouble in CA--just remember that you hear a lot more about the bad cases than the good ones, KWIM?

http://californiahomeschool.net/howT...CHNJTF2010.pdf
This is a good overview of the ways you can HS in CA. HTH

ETA: I also have a good friend who HS in Montana and says the laws there are great. They just submit a statement of intent and they're pretty much left alone.
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