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How to Homeschool in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the only state to include the right to homeschool in its state constitution, and the state has only a couple of requirements for homeschooling families. This article will help you begin your homeschooling journey by providing the following:

  • An overview of Oklahoma homeschool laws
  • An introduction to homeschool groups in Oklahoma
  • 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)

Oklahoma Homeschool Laws

Oklahoma's homeschool laws are very simple and easy to follow. Your school year must contain at least 180 days of instruction, and you must cover the following subjects:
  • Reading
  • English
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Mathematics
Unlike many states, Oklahoma does not does not require a certain education level for parents, registration with state officials, or annual standardized tests.

Homeschool Groups in Oklahoma

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

Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF)
This Christian-based homeschool group serves homeschool families in primarily the northeastern Oklahoma area. CHEF supports and encourages homeschool parents and provides a variety of activities for homeschoolers. For example, the group hosts a homeschool graduation each year and offers a boys' and girls' basketball program.
Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation, Inc. (OCHEC)
OCHEC is a statewide Christian support group that focuses on keeping homeschool families and other support groups updated on homeschooling-related legislature in the state. OCHEC also provides great information about getting started with homeschooling. Through its annual state convention, monthly magazine, and email alerts, OCHEC keeps you aware of issues important to Oklahoma homeschooling families.
Homeschooling in OKC Metro (HOM)
This online discussion group serves primarily the Oklahoma City Metro area. Members post questions and ideas and share activities and events of interest to area homeschool families. *Note: you will have to sign in with a free Yahoo account to join this group.
Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools (NOAH) Jaguars
NOAH Jaguars is a sports homeschool group. The Christian-based provides opportunities for homeschooled children to play baseball, basketball, tackle football, cheerleading, soccer, tennis, flag football, softball, volleyball, and more. They welcome any homeschooled child who wishes to become more active and join a sports team.
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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 Oklahoma

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