Home Instruction/Home School

  • Notice: The General Assembly has removed the requirement to provide evidence of student progress to the local division superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Home instruction or home schooling is one alternative to school attendance. In Virginia, “any parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person having control or charge of a child” (§ 22.1-1 of the Code of Virginia) may provide home instruction as prescribed by § 22.1-254.1 of the Code of Virginia. 

    2020-2021 SY Intent to Homeschool

    If you need additional information or intend to apply for homeschooling through MCPS, please contact the Department of Student Services at 571-377-6069 or email schambers@mcpsva.org. Please visit the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website for home instruction for more information or to access the required Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction form. 

    Additional Information found on the VDOE Home Instruction website includes:

    • Home Instruction Handbook for parents
    • Useful links and resources for students and parents
    • Compulsory Attendance and Home Instruction Related Statutes