Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
HOW DOES MY HOMESCHOOLED CHILD PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS OR SPORT AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR CHARTER SCHOOL?
- Complete the “Notice of Intent of Homeschooled Child to Participate in Programs and Activities”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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/)