Indiana is a great state in which to home educate students. Home educating families appreciate the freedoms and flexibility that homeschooling offers. Learning together, families love the special bond that is created within the home. Home education in Indiana gives students an excellent knowledge of academic subjects and prepares children to be extraordinary adults.
- The Indiana homeschool is considered a non-accredited private school.
- Beginning in the fall of the school year in which the child turns seven (or earlier if enrolled in your private school) until the child turns 18 or graduates, your child must attend school for the same number of days public schools are in session. Generally, that is 180 days each year.
- Attendance records must be kept and may be requested by the state superintendent or the local public school superintendent to verify attendance. Therefore it is recommended that you keep your attendance record separate from your weekly lesson plans.
- The child is to be taught in the English language.
- A private school administrator shall furnish upon request of the state superintendent of public instruction, the number of children by grade level attending the school. This request should be an individual request and not a blanket announcement such as the one on the Indiana Department of Education’s website to the public at large. Please understand that this is not a registration form or a request to homeschool but it’s a form to report that you have a private school with students enrolled in your school.
- The child must be provided with instruction equivalent to that given in public schools, but the State Board of Education is not given the authority to define “equivalent instruction” nor to approve of homeschools. In fact the law has removed all subject requirements, leaving the homeschools without any mandatory subjects.