Students & Families

Washington State Homeschool Requirements

FILE A DECLARATION OF INTENT

In Washington, families must file a Declaration of Intent on your child’s eighth birthday, or the date you withdraw them from public school. From there on out, each year your family will file a declaration of intent before September 15th, or at least two weeks before the fall classes start. Click below for the letter of intent.

https://washhomeschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Declaration-of-Intent-to-Provide-Home-10.16.20.pdf

12 WASHINGTON STATE HOMESCHOOL REQUIRED SUBJECTS

In Washington state, the required subjects are:

  • reading

  • writing

  • spelling

  • language

  • math

  • science

  • social studies

  • history

  • health

  • occupational education

  • art

  • music appreciation


RECORD KEEPING/DAY REQUIREMENTS

Homeschooled children are required to be in school for 180 days a year, or an average of 1,040 hours.

Keeping records is required by law, even though they don't have to be submitted annually. At EJ Farm & Education, we use Homeschool Minder to track days, hours and grades for all our families.

ANNUAL CHILD ASSESSMENTS

In Washington state, families are required to have their child annually assessed (after age 8). The SAT 10 is an assessment that we utilize in the Spring for grades 3-8, and offers a wealth of information about a child's progress.