The following information is intended to assist you in submitting the Notice of Intent to Homeschool for your students, ages 7 to 18. The purpose of the notice is to inform the school district that the student is exempt from compulsory attendance (NRS 392.040 http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-392.html#NRS392Sec040
Notice of Intent to Homeschool (REQUIRED)
The parent of any student being homeschooled in Nevada must file a Notice of Intent to Homeschool with WCSD. You must submit a separate Notice of Intent to Homeschool filing for each student you intend to homeschool and return it to the WCSD, Extended Studies Office. This must be done no later than 10 days after the student has been formally withdrawn from the public school system, and no later than 30 days after establishing residency in Nevada. The Notice of Intent to Homeschool does not need to be re-flied unless the name or address of the parent or student changes, in which case a new notice must be filed by the parent within 30 days.
Educational Plan (REQUIRED)
An educational plan must be included with the Notice of Intent to Homeschool. It should include instruction and educational goals for the student in the subject areas of English (including reading, composition and writing), mathematics, science and social studies (including history, geography, economics and government) as appropriate for the age and skill level of the student. An educational plan typically includes educational goals, selected materials and a timeline for the student.
Important Notice for all Middle / High School Students:
A homeschool student who enrolls in a public high school is required to provide documentation that the student used an accredited program of study that is approved by the board of education in the event that you return to the school district. Or the student will need to demonstrate proficiency in the courses of study required for promotion to high school through an examination, or shall provide other proof demonstrating competency. This will assist in the evaluation of the student's courses of study and earned units of credits during placement.
Please review the following for more information:
By signing the filing, the parent acknowledges that he/she has control or charge of the student and the legal right to direct the education of the student.
Please be advised that public online schools (NorthStar Online, Nevada Virtual Academy, Nevada Connections, etc.) are NOT considered homeschools.
Please follow the steps below to file for homeschool:
- Complete a Notice of Intent to Homeschool for each child 7 to 18.
- Attach a basic educational plan as outlined in the Notice of Intent to Homeschool.
- Submit the Notice of Intent to Homeschool and attach an educational plan to Extended Studies
by email at WCSDHomeSchool@washoeschools.net
mail 5450 Riggins Court Suite 5, Reno, NV 89502;
or at the office at 5450 Riggins Court Suite 5, Reno, NV 89502 using our outside locked drop box for 24 hours touch less delivery.
Upon successful completion of the Notice of Intent to Homeschool, you will receive a Receipt of Notice of Intent to Homeschool for your records. This acknowledgement shall be deemed proof of compliance with Nevada's compulsory school attendance law (NRS 392.040 http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-392.html#NRS392Sec040). Receipts are valid for 15 years for each student for whom you submit a filing.