How to Homeschool in Alaska

If you are interested in homeschooling in Alaska, you are in good company, and you will find that the whole process is very simple. Read on to find the following:

  • An overview of Alaska homeschool laws
  • An introduction to homeschool groups in Alaska
  • A Description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started.
* This page does not contain legal advice and is not an endorsement of any homeschool groups listed. (see disclaimer)

Alaska Homeschool Laws

The first thing to know about homeschooling in Alaska is that there are no legal requirements for parents choosing to homeschool. If you do not receive government funding for your homeschool and you do not participate in a correspondence program, then you are NOT required to do any of the following:
  • Notify your school district or file any forms with them
  • Administer standardized tests
  • Have teaching credentials
Should you decide to take part in a correspondence course (offered by many public school districts to any child in the state), there will be some requirements. You will receive additional support in educating your child while being required to check in regularly with an advisory teacher, submit work samples, and take standardized tests. These correspondence programs are worth looking into for several reasons:
  • Choice — you can choose any program from across the state
  • Funding — each program will give you state funding to help fund your curriculum purchases and any enrichment materials (museum memberships, online database memberships, physical education classes, etc.)
  • No commitment — if you look into the programs and find none that are the right fit for you and your family, feel free to strike out on your own
Whatever path you choose, there is a wealth of resources available to you. Be sure to check out the homeschool groups in your area!

Homeschool Groups in Alaska

Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Alaska to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.

The Homeschool Mom
This site provides further information about homeschooling in Alaska and includes a variety of resources from curriculum reviews to enrichment and field trip opportunities.
Alaska Private and Home Educators Association (APHEA)
This group sponsors a convention every year to help support your work as a homeschool educator.
Anchorage Life Learners
The Anchorage Life Learners are a secular homeschool group that provides local learning opportunities and support for homeschooling families in the Anchorage area.
Fort Richardson/Elmendorf Educators (F.R.E.E.)
A Christian group, F.R.E.E. welcomes all members in the Fort Richardson/Elmendorf area to its monthly parent meetings, field trips, and cooperative learning opportunities.
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NOTE: You can find a wealth of local and state groups offering homeschooling advice and support on sites such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. You can search by city or county, religious preference, homeschooling philosophy, and more. You will need a free account on these sites to join one of their groups.

A Homeschool Curriculum for Alaska

Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Alaska. All of the Moving Beyond the Page packages cover science, social studies, and language arts, and we offer a range of math programs as well. The Alaska legal requirements are only a starting point, and our curriculum utilizes a range of educational strategies that are designed to foster a love of learning in children including:

  • Hands-on activities,
  • Differentiated options, and
  • Independent projects.

Moving Beyond the Page encourages critical thinking and creativity while encouraging your child's unique learning style like no other curriculum on the market. If your child is a hands-on learner, a gifted learner, or a creative free-thinker, then you should look into Moving Beyond the Page for your child.

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Disclaimers

Any information about the laws in your state is provided to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. This information was not compiled by a lawyer. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer that operates in your state.

Moving Beyond the Page does not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. They are provided only for your benefit. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family's goals and philosophies.