by Christina Yeager
Wyoming is different than the other states we’ve covered so far. One of the big differences is the fact that they set up the homeschooling process almost like a trial run to see if you have the ability to homeschool. Other than that their laws and regulations pretty much require the same standards as the other four states. Find out how to get started with homeschooling in Wyoming.
Each state is the U.S. has a very specific set of regulations for homeschooling. If you are thinking about teaching your child at home, you'll need to know the ins and outs of what needs to be done beforehand and during. In this series, Homeschooling Regulations by State, we'll explore information to help with the decision, what to do to get started and what to do correctly to continue.
The regulations, laws and suggestions in this post may not reflect the needs for your particular situation. Not all apply to each individual family. To learn more about the laws and regulations in this state on homeschooling, click the link at the end of the post! This will direct you to the states’ Board of Education or government education site.
Compulsory School Age
The compulsory school age for homeschooling in Wyoming is from ages seven to sixteen or seven to the completion of that child’s tenth grade year.
To formally withdraw from public school to homeschool your child, you have to submit the NOI to the school and the board of education.
Wyoming requires two main things for you to start homeschooling your child or children. First you have to instruct your student for at least 175 days. There are no specific laws on how you provide this instruction. As long as you teach you them in some way shape or form.
During that instruction time, you have to teach the basic subjects such as reading, writing, math, civics, history, literature, and science.
Every year you have to provide proof of the subjects being taught (just like the evidence of academic progress law in Virginia). You submit this proof to the local board of trustees. Proof can be samples of your child or children’s work, lesson plans, and tests.
Wyoming does not require homeschool students to participate in standardized testing.
For more detailed information on enrolling and instructing your child in the State of Wyoming, visit the Wyoming Department of Education.
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