Homeschooling Information

Guidance for Homeschooling

The Ledyard Board of Education recognizes the right of parents or guardians to educate their children at home in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes and regulations of the Connecticut State Board of Education. In doing so, parents/guardians accept sole legal responsibility for the education of their children. Additionally, in accordance with Connecticut state guidance regarding homeschooling; it is recommended that parents and/or legal guardians who wish to homeschool their child/ren, submit their intent in writing to the Superintendent of Schools annually.
Withdrawal Form to Homeschool

Connecticut Core Standards

The Connecticut Core Standards help provide families with a clear expectation of what each student should learn annually and accomplish according to grade level. We encourage you to align your curriculum and instruction with these standards. While homeschooling, Connecticut state guidance encourages you to maintain a portfolio containing samples of activities, assignments, projects/assessments, books and materials or programs used to develop your child’s individual curriculum. 

 

Annual Correspondence & Portfolio Review

Families will be contacted annually before the start of each academic school year to verify continued intent to homeschool. If for any reason you need to update your information or if you intend to move out of the district during the time your student is being homeschooled please contact our Student Services Department at 860-464-9255 X1202.

Each year you will be invited to participate in an option annual portfolio review where you will have the opportunity to meet with a Ledyard Public Schools Building Administrator and receive helpful feedback about your home instruction program. Information on how to schedule this optional annual portfolio review will be sent to you as the school year draws close to its end.




Course of Instruction

The following subjects are required by the State of Connecticut:
* English/Grammar * Reading * Spelling * Writing * Mathematics * Geography & History * Citizenship: Including a study of Town, State & Federal Government
Please note, Science is not required by the State of Connecticut, but is encouraged.


Ledyard Public Schools Property

If records show you are in possession of Ledyard Public School’s property as assigned for educational purposes, you are responsible for returning that property to the current enrolled school prior to your student officially being withdrawn from the district. Please contact your child’s current school for further information pertaining to return policies. 

Re-enrollment

If you plan to re-enroll your student into Ledyard Public schools, registration is necessary at. Please use THIS LINK for the registration process or contact The Central Office at 860-464-9255 X1300.