Ward County Superintendent of Schools
Jodi Johnson Telephone: (701) 857-6495
Ward County Superintendent of Schools Fax: (701) 857-6424
Summary of Requirements
“Home education means a program of education supervised by a child’s parent, in the child’s home, in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.” (NDCC-15.1-23-01)
Statement of Intent: Must file 14 days prior to beginning of home education.
Birth Certificate: Proof of identity required as part of Statement of Intent
Immunization: Proof of immunization required or written reason for decline as part of Statement of Intent.
Parent Qualifications: Effective through July 31, 2011 a parent may supervise home education if the parent holds a high school diploma or General Education Development certificate to home school. A parent may still supervise home education without these requirements if monitored.
Progress Report: Parents are required to maintain an annual record of courses taken by their child(ren) and the child’s academic progress, including standardized achievement tests results.
Testing: A standardized achievement test used by the school district of residence will be administered in grades 4, 6, 8, & 10. If required by the parent shall take a nationally nor med standardized achievement test. Tests must be administered by a certified teacher. The cost of testing is paid by the school district unless the parents select their own test and person to administer the test. In this case, the parent pays the costs.
If the child’s basic composite score falls below the 30th percentile nationally, the child must be professionally evaluated for a potential learning problem by a multidisciplinary assessment team. If the child's basic composite score falls below the 50th percentile nationally, the child must be monitored.
Instruction: (NDCC 15.1-23-04) A minimum of 4 hours per day for 175 days a year, in the child’s home, with instruction being provided by the parent is required. School attendance or home education is required for children ages 7-16.
Curriculum: Core curriculum includes math, science, reading/English, spelling, social studies, health and physical education, music and elective at the high school level.
Graduation: Effective through July 31, 2011 Home education students may receive their high school diplomas from the child's school district of residence, an approved non public high school or the center for distance education if they have met the issuing entity’s requirements for high school graduation.
This document is a summary of the home education law in the state of
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