How to Start Homeschooling in Nevada

As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Nevada.

What you need to know:

  • Nevada Homeschool Law requires you to submit a Notice of Intent with the district superintendent to begin homeschooling. It only needs to be submitted once unless your situation changes.
  • If you need to remove your kid, contact your school district, and ask if they have a form for you to fill out.
  • There are no particular requirements for homeschool teachers. You must be the parent or guardian of the kid being homeschooled.
  • No required minimum of hours per day or days per school term.
  • There are four required academic subjects: English, social studies, mathematics, and STEM.
  • Nevada does not require records to be kept for homeschool learners.
  • Nevada homeschool learners do not have to let their kids participate in standardized testing.
  • If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, your kid’s placement is subject to placement tests and may require a review of kid work.


You may also want to check out the Nevada Department of Education – HomeschoolingHome School Legal Defense Association – NevadaNevada Homeschool Network, and RISE Education Resource Center.

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