In Alaska, parents have the option to educate their children at home, an option known as homeschooling or home education. Parents in Alaska may choose to homeschool their own children in grades K – 12. T Parents desiring to homeschool their own children may do so by choosing one of the following four options – Independent Home School, With a Private Tutor, With School Board Approval or With a Religious Private School. All four options are discussed below.
Independent home school students must:
A church school offers instruction in grades K–12 or any combination thereof, including preschool, through onsite or home programs, and is operated as a ministry of a local church, group of churches, denomination, and/or association of churches that does not receive any state or federal funding. A home may be the location where a child receives instruction as a student attending a church school. A parent may establish a church school in the home, or the home may be an extension of an existing church school.
Homeschooling with a Private Tutor:
Students can be taught at home by a private tutor that is a Alaska-certified teacher.
Homeschooling with school board approval:
Alaskan students do not have to physically attend school. To homeschool under this option a parent or legal guardian must submit a written request to the principal or school administrator of the school your child attends to receive a written excuse from school attendance.
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Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA)