The New York State Education Department outlines procedures for home schooling should families choose to provide an education for their children outside of the traditional public school system. The information below may help to guide you through the process. Please contact the Office of Curriculum & Instruction with any questions.
NYSED – Part 100.10 Regulations for Home Instruction
NYSED – Q & A
NYSED – Recent Updates due to COVID
NYSED – Curriculum Information (EngageNY)
SOCSD Curriculum Maps
SOCSD Board Policy 4327 – Home Schooled Students
Important Dates and Procedures
A letter of intent must be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools by July 1 of each school year or within 14 days of commencing home schooling. New residents may submit at the time of residency in the District.
The District will notify families upon receipt of intent to provide home schooling. Families will then have four weeks to submit their Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP). Quarterly reports and an annual evaluation must be submitted to the District as noted in the IHIP. The regulations linked above provide details about the process, timeline, and the content required for home schooling.