State laws change from time to time and though we try to keep the laws up-to-date at all times please check with the department of education for any changes that may have occurred.
It’s practical, safe and you can do it from home: homeschooling is increasingly popular educational alternative among many parents who wish to be more directly involved in their children’s education.
If you plan to do so yourself, you’re about to join a great community of fellow homeschoolers, always ready to offer advice and resources. We’ll show you how to start homeschooling in Wyoming without too much effort. We’ll go through some of the main educational opportunities offered by The Equality State, give you an introduction of the main Wyoming homeschool laws, and point you to some great online homeschooling sites and communities that will help you homeschool in Wyoming right away! Use the infographic and video below to create a homeschool that thrives.
With such a great nickname, it’s no surprise Wyoming is a wonderful place to start educating your children. Though the least populated state in the US, the solid American values and strong morals, combined with the diversity of educational opportunities, make Wyoming a great place to live and learn in.
Perhaps the most famous US national park – the wonderful Yellowstone – is located here, and we can’t even begin to describe the many attractions you’ll find. From a wildly varied wildlife to breathtaking landscapes, you and your children will be absolutely thrilled. Apart from Yellowstone, other natural areas you’ll find in Wyoming include the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, the Teton National Forest, and the Grand Teton National Park.
Art enthusiasts will love the museums and galleries in Wyoming. The University of Wyoming Art Museum showcases beautiful exhibits from around the world, while the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson, gives you the chance to explore more eccentric artifacts.
History buffs can explore the local cowboy culture in one of the many thematic museums, such as the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Museum of the Plains Indian, both of them in Cody, or the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, in Casper.
The Wyoming homeschool laws are pretty permissive.
The first thing you need to do is to provide the local board of trustees with a curriculum. This is an annual procedure, but no approval is necessary.
Though there are no qualifications required, you will need to provide your children with instruction in reading, writing, literature, mathematics, civics, history, and science.
Other than that, there are no other legal requirements in terms of bookkeeping, assessment, or instruction time.
Homeschooled children may be enrolled part-time in the local public school, if the local school district allows it, and they can also participate in public school extracurricular activities. However, public schools are not legally obliged to provide special needs services to homeschooled children.
We’re giving Wyoming a well-deserved B in terms of homeschool friendliness: the legal requirements are easy to manage, allowing you a great degree of freedom in your day to day homeschooling practice, and the state itself is a priceless educational resource.
However, Wyoming is not exactly perfect in terms of homeschool friendliness.
Just like Wisconsin, special needs services aren’t available to homeschooled children – that’s something most states offer, and it’s only natural, since they’re tax-funded. In fact, this is the main reason we’re not giving it an A.
If you want to homeschool in The Equality State, you’re lucky enough to be in one of the homeschool-friendliest states.
Getting started should be easy, since there’s not much paper work involved, and the great homeschooling community will provide you with tips and resources along the way. Getting in touch with homeschoolers around the state is not difficult, either, and the variety of educational opportunities should motivate you, too.
If you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact us. We wish you the best of look in your homeschooling journey!
Here’s a selection of websites related to homeschooling in Wyoming:
http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/WY/ - the official HSLDA website is a great place to find legal information and news related to Wisconsin homeschooling laws
https://homeschoolersofwy.org/ - the official webpage of the Homeschoolers of Wyoming is a treasure trove of legal and educational resources on homeschooling, and you’ve got plenty of opportunities to connect with homeschoolers around you