Home Instruction

Parents are permitted to educate their children at home in accordance with Educational Law and Part 100 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Children of compulsory education age must receive full-time instruction taught by a competent teacher that is substantially equivalent to that provided at their local public school.

Specific provisions govern home instruction. The NYS Regulations provide detailed requirements for courses to be taught, required attendance and student evaluation. 

To apply for home instruction, please complete the Intent for Home Instruction, 100.00 Home Instruction Regulations, and Individual Home Instruction Plan and return to the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at the MacFadden Administration Building. If you are new to the district or have an incoming Kindergarten homeschooler, please complete the SchoolTool pre-registration.

Please note, due to increasing enrollment numbers, grade k-5 students cannot be guaranteed placement back at the same elementary school

If your child currently receives special education services and your would like them to continue to receive services while home schooling or your child does not currently receive services but you would like to have him/her evaluated by the Committee on Special Education, please review and complete the Parent Request for Special Education Services.

.For students grades 3-12 who would like to participate in the New York State Assessments or Regents exams, please complete the Standardized Testing Walk-In Registration Form. These exams are optional for homeschoolers.

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