How to Homeschool in Nevada

So you want to start homeschooling your child? Well Nevada is a great place to begin. While Nevada may not be the easiest place in the country to homeschool your family, it certainly is not the hardest. With only a few regulations you have to follow, beginning your homeschool journey is easier than you think. In this article you will find an:
  • An overview of Nevada homeschool laws
  • An introduction to homeschool groups in Nevada
  • 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)

Nevada Homeshool Laws

The state of Nevada only has two laws that pertain to homeschooling. You will need to file a Notice of Intent with the superintendent of your child's school district and prepare an educational plan of instruction that will be attached to your notice of intent. Then once the superintendent has approved your notice and education plan you will receive a written acknowledgement that you have filed the appropriate documents and you will be free to teach you child from home.

Notice of Intent
The notice of intent is a letter that you will need to send to the superintendent of your child's school district before you begin homeschooling your child. Basically the letter informs the state that you wish to withdraw your child from the public school system and teach them from home. The notice of intent will contain information about your child (name, age, address) as well as information about the homeschool itself. It is important to note that you do NOT have to file this form every year. You only need to file it once, unless any changes need to be made to letter such as a name change or address change. For more information on Nevada's notice of intent as well as a copy of the form click here.

Education Plan
Along with the notice of intent you will need to file an educational plan for your child. The plan will need to cover the topics of:
  • English (reading, writing, and composition)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies (history, geography, economics, and government)
You should note that these subjects do NOT all have to be taught each year. You are free to teach these subjects however you deem fit for your child, as long as all the subjects are covered eventually.

Homeschool Groups in Nevada

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

Northern Nevada Home Schools, Inc. (NNHS)
NNHS is a non-profit organization designed to support and encourage homeschool families in the northern Nevada area. For a $20 annual membership fee you will gain access to NNHS’s newsletters, events, discounts, and more. This homeschool group is a great place to meet new people who are going through what you are and who can help support you. NNHS offers great activities that range from education to just plain fun for the kids to partake in. From field trips, to social dances and mom’s night out, NNHS offers something for everyone in your family.
City Lights Homeschool Group
This Christian homeschool group serves the southern Nevada region and incorporates their religion in homeschool teachings. They teach bible based beliefs through this group, as well as lead the group through prayer sessions. This homeschool group offers a place for you to talk online with other parents and help plan events throughout the year for homeschool children. The City Lights Homeschool Group is a great place for families who believe that their faith plays a big role in their family’s education.
Eagles Homeschool Co-Op
Eagles Homeschool Co-Op is a Christian homeschool group that is open to all in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. They offer activities and classes for all ages of homeschool children as well as events for parents to attend. They also provide some services that your child would not have access to as a homeschool student, such as school pictures, yearbook, and graduation.
EMH Sports
EMH Sports is a group that allows homeschool children to take part in PE classes as well as join sports clinics like basketball, tack & field, soccer, flag football, kickball, volleyball, and more. For $20 a month you child can meet other kids who have the same athletic interests as them, and build relationships with other homeschool kids.
Kids LIFE!
Kids LIFE is a very active northern Nevada homeschool group. They meet twice a week for field trips and museum visits, as well as other fun activities. It is a great opportunity for your kids do meet other homeschool kids and visit some of the cool educational sites in Nevada. Kids LIFE focuses on free to low cost activities so if you are tight on budget this group is great for you. They are very inclusive to their members so don’t be afraid to reach out and join in their fun.
Nevada Homeschool Network
The Nevada Homeschool network is a statewide advocacy organization that is focused on keeping an eye on the legislature pertaining to homeschool. They provide information about law changes as well as keep records of all the homeschool groups in the state. So if you are interested in being a part of a group that actively meets to discuss homeschooling in the state of Nevada or you just have concerns about homeschooling, this group could be the group for you.
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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 Nevada

Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Nevada. 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 Nevada 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.