I attended one of your seminars and think I remember you saying that Washington history is not required for entry into college, but an employee at Homeschool Potpourri book store said that it is required for high school diploma (1/2 credit, actually). Could you give me your input on this matter? Thank you.
~ Linda in Washington
Washington State History is ONLY required for public school children, and is NOT required by homeschoolers. If you choose to go to public school, then you will need to do what the school requires, regarding Washington State History or anything else - there are other public school requirements that don't apply to homeschoolers as well. In that case, you are no longer covered under the Washington State Home Education laws like when you filed your Declaration of Intent to Homeschool. You can learn about Washington State Homeschool law here: http://www.washhomeschool.org/homeschooling/law.html.
It is important to keep in mind,though, that if you intend your child to go to high school or receive a state high school diploma that most Universities require, Wa state history IS required.
They are making me bring in proof of it (transcripts, assignments, tests) to my child's school now. (She was home schooled, but is now starting High school at 9th Grade)
Many public High schools offer the class at their schools, also.
Homeschoolers do not have to follow the law for public school children, anymore than private school students do. We have to follow the law for homeschoolers, and that is located here: http://www.washhomeschool.org/homeschooling/law.html
according to the WAC code .5 credit is required for diploma where does it specifically say that for a homeschooled high schooler that it is NOT required? please let me know thanks
There have been no changes to the homeschool law in Washington that I'm aware of. You can watch http://www.washhomeschool.org/homeschooling/law.html to see if changes come in the future.
It really helps to learn the law firsthand, i.e. look at the actual code (law). Texas homeschool law, for example, is exceedingly easy to understand, but there have been numerous public school officials and a few homeschoolers who have made some rather ridiculous assumptions and mistakes because they didn't take the time (5 minutes online) to look at the actual code. The Revised Code of Washington is a little more convoluted, but with patience and cross-referencing, one can still understand it. There are great summaries of all state laws on http://www.hslda.org
Thanks for the info... I am glad to hear it... Working at the Washington homeschool conferences this year we were concerned about out Washington unit studies meeting the "requirement" glad to hear there isn't a "requirement" after all.
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