How to Homeschool in Nebraska
- An overview of Nebraska homeschool laws
- An introduction to homeschool groups in Nebraska
- A description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started
Nebraska Homeshool LawsIf you wish to homeschool your child, you will need to become a private school. Since Nebraska only recognizes public and private schools as forms of education, you will need to create a private school in your home. In order to do this you will need to do the following:
- File a Parent/Guardian Form
- File a Parent Representative Form
- File an Information Summary
- Submit your child's birth certificate to the Nebraska Department of Education the first year you begin homeschooling
- Your instruction must be at least 1,032 hours
- You must teach the core subjects,
- Language arts
- Social studies
By August 1st of the first year you begin homeschooling, you will need to file a notice of intent with the state commissioner. The notice of intent contains the Parent/Guardian form and the Parent Representative form. The letter will have you state that you believe the public school system will not provide your child with the education they need or that the public school system violates your religious beliefs. The letter will also state that you will provide sufficient education in the core subjects listed above. You will also attach your child's birth certificate with the notice of intent. Forms are available online here.
You will need to submit an information summary along with your notice of intent. This form will also be needed to file each year you homeschool your child no later than April 15th. The summary will include:
- A calendar for the school year that meets the total hours required
- A list of all instructors for the homeschool (names, addresses, ages, levels of education, and the names of the schools attended)
- A summary of lesson plans and overview of how you will instruct your child in the core subjects listed above.
Homeschool Groups in Nebraska
Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Nebraska to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.
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 Nebraska
Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Nebraska. 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 Nebraska 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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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.