Homeschool Information

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.

Letter of Intent Link

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


*As tax payers in a community, homeschooled children are able to receive support services and choose educational programs offered through their local school districts. This includes but is not limited to sports, music, clubs, Running Start, etc..


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. This assessment offers a wealth of information about a child's progress. More information about the SAT-1o: https://www.setontesting.com/product/stanford-10-online/

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING IN WASHINGTON STATE

https://hslda.org/legal/washington

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/learning-alternatives/home-based-instruction


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