Delaware Homeschooling

Homeschooling is easier and better when you have the right information and support. You also need a place to get your questions answered. This is that place. Here you'll find information about the laws regulating homeschooling in Delaware, how to find support groups, activities you can use to learn and have fun, and practical tips for making homeschooling run more smoothly.

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Delaware Department of Education
The website for the Delaware Department of Education.
Coverdale Farm
Coverdale Farm is a 19th century operating farm that serves as an educational resource. The farm complex includes a stone bank barn built in the late 1700s, farm equipment, a house, several outbuildings, acres of corn, soybean and hay; and an area for livestock. School students and participants in seasonal programs learn about the farm cycle of life, the origin of food and natural fibers, the significance of living soil, and our dependence upon soil, water, plants and animals for survival. Close...
Support for Home Educators & Resources (SHERD)
This group is for discussions between the members of SHERD, announcements relating to homeschooling or parenting, and for coordinating activities. Most of the activities are in Kent County, Delaware.
Delaware Department of Education Enrollment Report--Nonpublic Schools in Delaware 2006-2007
The Assessment and Accountability Branch of the Department of Education annually collects and reports selected information pertaining to pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade twelve in nonpublic schools in the state, including homeschoolers. This annual report estimates the number of homeschooled students and classifies them by various demographic characteristics.
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Delawarehomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Delaware, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
How to Begin Homeschooling in Delaware
General information on how to begin homeschooling with some state specific information for Delaware homeschoolers.
Delaware Statute - Title 14, Part 1, Chapter 27, 2701-2704.
Education - Free Public Schools. Chapter 27 - School Attendance. Subchapter I - School Attendance Requirements. This statute pertains to exemptions for those parents who chose to educate their children at home. See specifically sections 2703 (Private school attendance or other educational instruction) and 2703A (Homeschools defined). Section 2704 pertains to reporting requirements.
SHERD Newsletter Group
This group is for people who just want to keep up with the events and activities for SHERD, Support for Home Educators & Resources.
Brandywine Zoo
The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. The Zoo grounds cover 13 landscaped acres on high ground above the Brandywine River. The Zoo hosts 150 animals, from tigers to snakes, and is open all year round.
Delaware Classical Home Educators Network Discussion Group
This is discussion loop is intended as an on-line extension of the classical network group forming in the DE-MD-NJ-PA area. This group is for those following the classical homeschooling education model, such as described in "The Well Trained Mind" (Jessie Wise and Susan Bauer) or similar method.
Tri-State Homeschool Network
Tri-State Homeschool Network is a support group that serves the northern Delaware, northeastern Maryland, southwestern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania region. Their purpose is to further the cause of homeschooling, with emphasis from the viewpoint of Christian families.
Delaware Education Law Awareness
Delaware Education Law Awareness is an email list discussing new and current legislation that affects parents' rights in directing the education of their children.
Delaware Home Education Association (DHEA)
DHEA is a non-profit, all volunteer association of Delaware homeschoolers. Promotes homeschooling in the state of Delaware to maintain the least restrictive environment in which to homeschool. Also interacts with the Legislature and Department of Education on homeschooling issues, and provides information to homeschoolers in Delaware so that they can interact with their elected representatives on homeschooling issues.
Delaware Home School Laws
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Delaware. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Delaware.
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