HOMESCHOOLING IN VIRGINIA
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The State of Virginia allows parents to provide homeschooling for their children provided certain state guidelines are met.
Evidence of Progress Required for the 2020-2021 school year
In accordance with § 22.1-254.1 (C) of the Code of Virginia, parents providing home instruction for the 2020-2021 school year must provide evidence of academic progress to their local school division by August 1, 2021. Although this requirement was waived for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19, the evidence of progress requirement has not been waived and is required for the 2020-2021 school year.
The evidence of academic progress requirement for home instruction students is a measure of student growth and proficiency. Similarly, public school students must take the Standards of Learning (SOL) and other end-of-course (EOC) assessments to demonstrate growth and proficiency. The SOL and EOC assessments have not been waived for public school students for the 2020-2021 school year; and parents must also provide evidence of academic progress for their home instruction students.
AP Testing and PSAT Testing
For information about the availability of Advanced Placement (AP) tests and the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test or if you need details on financial assistance for low-income homeschool students to take these examinations, please contact your child’s base school. To determine testing dates and locations for college admissions test, please visit:
Department of Instruction, Director of Homeschool
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road, 3rd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902