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Wyoming Homeschool Laws
Wyoming Homeschool Laws
Compulsory Attendance Ages: “whose seventh birthday falls on or before September 15 of any year and who has not yet attained his sixteenth birthday or completed the tenth grade….” Wyoming Statutes § 21-4-102.
Required Days of Instruction: Wyoming Statutes § 21-4-301 states that public and private schools must be in session for 175 days. However, the statute is vague regarding whether this applies to home-based educational programs.
Required Subjects: A “‘basic academic educational program’ is one that provides a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, civics, history, literature, and science.” Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-101(a)(vi).
Home School Statute: Wyo. Stat. §§ 21-4-101,-102.
1. Parents must annually submit a curriculum to the local board of trustees showing that a “basic academic educational program” is provided. Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-102(b).
2. “These curriculum requirements do not require any private school or home-based educational program to include in its curriculum any concept, topic or practice in conflict with its religious doctrines or to exclude from its curriculum any concept, topic or practice consistent with its religious doctrines.” Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-101(a)(vi).
3. Failure to submit a curriculum showing compliance is prima facie evidence that the home-based education program does not meet the requirements of the statute. Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-102(b).
4. An instructional program provided to more than one family unit does not constitute a home-based educational program. Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-101(a)(v).
Alternative Statutes Allowing for Home Schools: Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-101(a)(iv). If a home school is “one operated under the auspices or control of a local church or religious congregation or a denomination,” it may be regarded as a parochial, church, or religious school. This exempts the school from state regulation because the statute says that nothing under Wyo. Stat. §§ 21-4-102(b), 21-2-401, or 21-2-406 “grants to the state of Wyoming…any right or authority to control, manage, [or] supervise…any parochial, church, or religious school.”
Teacher Qualifications: None.
Standardized Tests: None.
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|Terri_L||virtual school? PLEASE READ!!!! Very Important!!!||0||Oct 31 2008, 1:24 PM EDT by Terri_L|
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As back-up County Contact I am posting this information. (Terri L)
Dear County Contacts,
Following is correspondence to HOW from a homeschooling mom and leader in the Newcastle area. We requested this information from her to forward to you, the county contact. Please forward this email further to those in your county.
Ronnie and Debby Becker &
The HOW Board
----- Original Message -----
Thanks again for talking with me today. It's great to be a part of a larger network of homeschoolers.
Mr. Charles Robinson called one of our members yesterday(Oct. 29, 2008), leaving a message on her cell phone. Mr. Robinson left an 800 number for her to call (866-968-7512.) He called back today saying that he was following up on her request for information regarding the Wyoming Virtual School. When our member had said that she had never requested information, nor was she interested, Mr. Robinson started asking questions about the number of kids she had, what grades, and what curriculum she was using, in order to complete a survey he was doing. Our member refused to answer questions.
She subsequently found out that Mr. Robinson works for K12, out of Virginia. The number he called from was (703) 483-7000. We were glad that our member knew about the WY Virtual School, and that she knew she didn't have to answer questions. I am passing this along to warn others in the homeschooling community of this activity, particularly because the man was not forthcoming about who he was, and where he got his information, and he was wanting "personal" information. I've included the phone numbers he used so that when they show up on your caller id, you might have a "heads up" about who is on the other end.
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