Beginning Home Instruction
STEP 1: Review the available options and determine which option describes your method of providing home instruction.
Description of Option
|The parent designated to provide instruction holds a high school diploma or higher. A high school equivalency certificate is not acceptable.|
|The parent designated to provide instruction meets the qualifications for a teacher as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education.|
|The parent designated to provide instruction provides a program of study or curriculum which may be delivered through a correspondence course or distance learning program or any other manner. This option includes virtual classes.|
|The parent designated to provide instruction provides evidence that the parent is able to provide an adequate education for the child through a detailed letter to the Superintendent.|
STEP 2: Research, select and/or acquire your curriculum. LCPS does not provide curriculum materials.
STEP 3: If you selected option 3, enroll your child in the distance learning program, correspondence school, or virtual school/class. Request curriculum information and a letter confirming enrollment. If a letter is not issued, a paid invoice is also acceptable.
STEP 4: Complete your online Notice of Intent (NOI). Click on the icon below. You will need to indicate your option and enter text describing your curriculum.
NOTE: The online system will time out after 10 minutes.
STEP 5: If your child is enrolled in a Loudoun County public school, contact school staff and request that your child be withdrawn for home instruction. Submit the required documentation (below) to the Department of Pupil Services.
|A copy of the teaching parent's high school or college diploma. This can be copied and mailed, faxed or scanned and e-mailed. If your original is framed, you may take a photograph of it and submit that. Please ensure that the photo is large enough and clear enough to be read. If the diploma is in a parent's maiden name, please include the married name in the copy, e-mail or fax.|
|A copy of the teaching parent's teaching license or a copy of the letter of eligibility for licensure.|
|A copy of an enrollment letter from program, course listing/transcript and/or a paid invoice on program letterhead.|
A letter addressed to the Superintendent, describing the curriculum, plans for instructional activities and a "reasonable" scope and sequence of content that shows a broad overview of what the parent plans to teach the child during the school year. Letters are evaluated for mastery of language by the writer.
Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick, Superintendent
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
STEP 6: Begin home instruction. Note the following dates on your calendar:
|July 1 ||First day to submit the Notice of Intent for the upcoming school year|
|August 1||Due date for proof of Academic Progress|
|August 15||Due date for the Notice of Intent for the upcoming school year|