Originally Posted by hjohnson
Wyoming here! WY is another easy state to homeschool in. Once DS is the compulsory age of attendance (age 7 before Sept. 15th) then I have to send in an outline of our curriculum to the school board once a year. Basically I have heard from my friends that they send in a letter stating that they are homeschooling this year and they are using so and so books. Testing isn't required, and it is very vague on whether attendance should be kept or not. I keep it just in case someone shows up at my door. There is also a law stating that my son can be registered at the local school and take extra curricular activities with the students there. I am thinking about sending him for music and maybe art (I don't like how messy art can be. Yes! I am weird) I really like it here.
Homeschoolers of Wyoming has a yearly conference and we have a huge homeschool group in Cheyenne.
Wyoming here too
It really is very easy. I just filed my first NOI this year. We did homeschool Kindergarten last year, but since my oldest wasn't of the compulsory age of attendance, we didn't fill out anything. For certain grades (3rd, 5th, 8th? something like that), you can opt to take the standardized tests, but you don't have to. You just state whether you want to or not. On the forms I got, it mentioned the minimum days required, but said nothing about how to keep track ... lol .. I do think it's nice also that if I choose, my children can participate in extra cirricular activities with the public school (I was thinking of music... I haven't contacted the elementary which my daughter would go to, I should do that soon if I want I suppose).
There is a part where you have to list what you'll be using for schooling... whether it's an online school, specific curriculum or a gathering of bits and pieces from here and there. I think it's basically so they can see whether you are covering the 'core materials' if they choose to look into it.
There's nothing about vaxes or anything (yay)... but I guess I haven't tried to do anything with the public school, so we'll see if that comes up.
Plus, as a teacher now I have the opportunity to attend any workshops/conferences they offer here (maybe elsewhere in the state? I didn't really ask about it much).