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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How to Begin Homeschooling in Delaware
General information on how to begin homeschooling with some state specific information for Delaware homeschoolers.
Homeschooling Delmarva
Homeschooling Delmarva serves homeschoolers in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia's Eastern Shore, sharing homeschool information, events, resources, and general support.
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.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,180-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. It traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, it was built by private citizens and completed in 1937. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl...
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 Agricultural Museum and Village
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village is located in Dover and features fifteen historic structures associated with a 19th century farming community. More than 4,000 artifacts are displayed in the main exhibit building - from butter churns to threshers, from an 18th century log house to the first broiler chicken house.
Delaware Museum of Natural History
The Delaware Museum of Natural History has exhibits featuring mollusks (shells) and birds, dinosaurs, mammals, and special exhibits. Located outside of Wilmington.
Delaware Department of Education
The website for the Delaware Department of Education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
The DCCA in Wilmington houses seven galleries, 26 artists' studios, a gift shop, high-tech auditorium, and a classroom. On the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront, DCCA presents over thirty exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Homeschool Registration Forms
Provided by the Delaware Department of Education. Includes Single-Family Homeschool Registration Form, Multi-Family Homeschool Registration Form, and Single-Family Homeschool Coordinated With the Local School District Registration Form.
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The Outdoor Life of Children: The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities (Charlotte Mason Topics - Volume 2
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