The Code of Virginia §22.1-253.13:4 requires school divisions to make provisions for students who transfer between secondary schools and nonpublic schools or from home instruction as outlined in the Standards of Accreditation.


    In such cases, LCPS policy 8080 C.states, “Students who have received home instruction and seek to enroll in Loudoun County Public Schools will be admitted and placed in accordance with Policy 8125 and with the following provisions:
    1. Students will be admitted only at the beginning of the school year unless otherwise approved by the             Division Superintendent or his/her designee.
    2. All students may be tested by Loudoun County Schools to determine their appropriate grade level.
    3. Students will be placed in the appropriate grade by the principal of the school they enter.
    4. High school credits will be accepted from home instruction only when documentation is provided from:
                   a) a school/program from an accredited organization recognized by Loudoun County                                                               Public Schools;
                   b) a school/program recognized by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE), or
                   c) a review of the official transcript by the principal or designee and Director of School Counseling which                           may result in the awarding of pass/fail grades for courses taken during home instruction.  Pass/fail                               grades are not calculated into the student's grade point average."
    The Virginia Department of Education states, "A secondary school shall accept credits toward graduation received from Virginia nonpublic schools accredited by one of the approved accrediting constituent members of the VCPE. Accredited members are listed on the following webpage: www.vcpe.org (click on the appropriate type of school).
    Upon enrollment, parents of high school students should present documentation of a student's course work to the High School Counseling Director of the student's home school to discuss which credit(s) may be awarded. The Department of Student Services is unable to provide confirmation about which programs or classes may result in verified credit toward a diploma. Parents of elementary and middle school students may provide testing and completed coursework to the Principal or his/her designee.
    For additional information about enrolling in LCPS from Home Instruction, please see Policy 8125.
    Students transferring into public school for the first time must present a variety of documents:


    Students previously enrolled in Loudoun County Public Schools, who were withdrawn for home instruction, and would like to re-enroll, should contact school staff and/or school administrators at their home school, who will provide further guidance about what paperwork may be required.  Please notify the home instruction office that you have re-enrolled your student by emailing Dawn.Mahoney@lcps.org
Last Modified on December 2, 2022