Gabrielle Carpenter, Student Services CoordinatorLoudoun County School Board Policy §8-11:
"Instruction of children by their parents in their home has been declared an acceptable form of education by the General Assembly of Virginia provided certain requirements of state law are met. If these requirements are met, these children and their parents satisfy the state compulsory school attendance law.
Parents who desire to provide home instruction for their children should be referred to the Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services for information on the law and procedures to be followed.
B. Parent Obligations
Any parent who elects to provide home instruction in lieu of school attendance must annually notify the Division Superintendent or his/her designee in August of his/her intention and must provide evidence of having met the requirements of state law and a description of the curriculum to be followed for the coming year. Any parent of any school-age child who does not meet the notification requirements by August 15 of any school year will be subject to other provisions of the state compulsory attendance law."What is the Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction (NOI)?This is the format through which parents notify the school division superintendent that they plan to home school their child(ren). This form can be a letter, written document or online notification, which must be submitted annually.
The Department of Pupil Services encourages parents to submit their Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction and their Description of Curriculum through the online request system, which is accessed by clicking on the "NOI Click Here" icon above.
Once a parent/guardian has submitted the NOI, the description of curriculum (if not already included with the Notice of Intent) and any required, supporting documentation must be submitted to the Department of Pupil Services within 30 days. Correspondence may be faxed or e-mailed using the contact information at the top of this page.
It may also be mailed to:Dawn Mahoney or Gabrielle CarpenterLoudoun County Public SchoolsDepartment of Pupil Services21000 Education CourtRoom 412Ashburn, VA 20148Home Instruction is one of several alternatives to enrolling a child of compulsory attendance age in public school. It is not a "summer only" offering or a way to advance your child to a higher grade level.
Virtual Loudoun Summer courses are available to middle and high school students looking to get ahead.