Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD?

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    1. Complete a Notice of Intent to Homeschool for each child.
    2. Attach an educational plan as outlined in the Notice of Intent to Homeschool.
    3. Submit the Notice of Intent to Homeschool and attached educational plan to Extended Studies either by mail or in person at 5450 Riggins Ct, Ste 5, Reno, NV 89502.
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  • AFTER I SUBMIT MY NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL, WHAT HAPPENS?

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    • Upon successful completion of the Notice of Intent to Homeschool, you will be given a packet containing a Receipt of Notice of Intent to Homeschool and valuable information.
    • Our department will notify the last public school attended that the Notice of Intent to Homeschool has been filed in our office.
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  • DOES YOUR OFFICE PROVIDE THE CURRICULUM AND BOOKS FOR ME TO HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD?

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    No, the parent/guardian is assuming full responsibility for the education of the child while the child is being homeschooled to include all curriculum and books.

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  • WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT TO FILE THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL?

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    The Notice of Intent to Homeschool form is required for children from ages 7 to 18 only.

    • For 5 or 6 year old children that have attended WCSD schools, you may want to file Notice of Intent to Homeschool to avoid receiving calls from the school.
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  • WHEN IS IT REQUIRED TO REFILE THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL?

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    This is a one-time filing and does not need to be refiled unless the name or address of the parent or child changes, or the child is reentering homeschooling after being enrolled in public school.

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  • HOW DOES MY HOMESCHOOLED CHILD PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS OR SPORT AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR CHARTER SCHOOL?

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    1. Complete the “Notice of Intent of Homeschooled Child to Participate in Programs and Activities”.
    2. On or before the fifth (5th) day of the beginning of the semester

                 •To participate in a course: submit the completed form to the school of your choice requesting in writing the class

                   your child wishes to participate in.

                 •To participate in a sport: submit the completed form to your zoned school requesting in writing the sport

                   your child seeks to participate in.

          3.  On or before the eleventh (11th) day of the beginning of the semester, the principal will inform the student and

               parent whether the request will be accepted or denied.

          4. Once enrolled in a class or sport, the homeschool student must abide by all WCSD and school rules regarding 

              attendance, behavior, grading, book deposits, and program-specific requirements, such as attendance at

              performances and special rehearsals.  It is the student/parent responsibility to be aware of school schedules,

              which may rotate or change on a daily basis.

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  • HOW DOES MY HOMESCHOOLED CHILD PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL?

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    1. Check the district website for scheduled test dates under Assessment Calendars, (https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/347) or look up scheduled tests by school on the CollegeBoard and ACT websites.
    2. Contact the test coordinator at the student’s zoned high school at the beginning of the school year, or at least 4 months prior to the scheduled test date.
    3. If the test will be offered at the zoned school, the test coordinator will provide information on what the student will need to do in order to be included in the testing group.
    4. Advanced Placement (AP): Not all schools may offer all tests. CollegeBoard can assist students/families in finding a school location that is offering a specific AP course test. Visit: AP Students  (https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/)
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