Homeschool / Home-Based Instruction
Washington state law recognizes the desire of some parents to seek a home-based instruction for their children. OSPI offers technical assistance to school districts that are working with parents seeking to exercise this educational right.
A parent who intends to have his/her child or children receive home-based instruction in lieu of attendance or enrollment in a public school, approved private school, or an extension program of an approved private school, must file an annual declaration of intent with their child(ren)s resident school district.
This declaration is to be filed by September 15 of the school year or within two weeks of the beginning of any public school quarter, trimester, or semester.
If you will be providing full-time Home-Based Instruction for your child(ren), please return this completed form to the District Office:
If your child(ren) will be attending one of our district schools for any services(e.g., speech, OT, etc.) or classes (e.g., music, PE, reading, etc.) IN ADDITION to being homeschooled, this form needs to be completed and signed by a school official:
PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESOURCESFor more information about home-based instruction and parent responsibilities:
- Steilacoom SD Policy No. 3114: Part-Time, Home-Based, or Off-Campus Students
- OSPI website: www.k12.wa.us/privateed/homebaseded/
- Washington State's Laws Regulating Home-Based Instruction (Pink Book)
The following websites provide additional resources for parents and home-based instruction providers. These are listed as reference only; the Steilacoom Historical School District does not promote or endorse any specific home-based instruction organization.
- Washington Home School Organization (WHO)
- Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington
- Family Learning Organization (FLO)