Here are helpful steps to follow:
#1. Know the Laws in Virginia: Follow this link to educate yourself about the statutes and provisions. https://heav.org/virginia-homeschool-laws/
There are 3 options to choose from. This flowchart will help you navigate your decision.
#2. Send your letter of intent to your child’s school district. You can write a letter or use this one provided:
You will also need to show evidence that you are qualified to provide an education for your child. That may be a high school diploma, a Virginia teacher certificate, a distance learning curriculum, or a letter explaining why you are qualified. After your intent is submitted, you will notify the superintendent of your withdrawal from public school.
#3. Decide what curriculum you would like to teach and collect free resources
#4. Begin Homeschooling! You do not need to wait for acknowledgement from the Superintendent. As soon as you submit your notification, you may begin teaching. It’s important to document any and all correspondences to prove that you are complying with the law.
#5. Submit proof of progress by August 1 or the following year
Visit heav.org for a comparison of accepted tests.
#6. Network with other Homeschool families Join social media groups like HEAV’s Facebook page, make personal connections with other families in your area, attend the homeschool convention in June, or visit HEAV sponsored Homeschool Days at area field trip sites.
#7. Join HEAV As questions arise during your journey, reach out to this organization or simply sign up to receive their weekly newsletter.
***Join "Homeschooling in Hampton Roads" Facebook Group for more support and resources.