How to Homeschool in Oklahoma and Oklahoma Homeschool Laws

By Dr. Jon

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 Oklahoma without too much effort. We’ll go through some of the main educational opportunities offered by The Sooner State, give you an introduction of the main homeschooling laws in Oklahoma, and point you to some great online homeschooling sites, a great infographic and video that will help you homeschool in Oklahoma right away!

How to Homeschool in Oklahoma

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The Sooner State

This South Central state lies at the crossroads of many cultures, and is therefore rich in educational potential. It’s really a great place to start educating your children, and it’s also got one of the most permissive homeschool statutes.

Nature, history, arts, and sciences – Oklahoma has it all.

The Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve is a blend of Native culture, American history and wonderful wildlife – a great place for everybody, from toddlers to grandchildren. Oklahoma City Zoo is another great visit for biology lovers – your children will love those huge elephants!

History buffs will love the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – both of them in Oklahoma City.

Science enthusiasts can get lost among the many exhibits at the Science Museum in Oklahoma City, and the Stafford Air and Space Museum showcases some of America’s most famous aircrafts.

Finally, art lovers can enjoy the beautiful exhibits at the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art displays some of the most beautiful local and international art.

Oklahoma Homeschool Laws

The Oklahoma homeschool requirements might easily be some of the most permissible in the US. There’s basically very little paper work that you have to do – in fact, the only legal obligation is to provide your children with 180 days of instruction per year.

You don’t have to file any notice of intent, you don’t have to have any qualifications, and there are no compulsory bookkeeping, assessment and subjects.

Apart from that, you can also enroll your children part-time in the local public school, if the local district allows you to, and, under the same circumstances, have them participate in extracurricular activities.

However, public schools are not required to provide special needs services to homeschooled children, although they can still benefit from public special needs evaluation.

All in all, there’s nothing to worry about in terms of legal requirements – Oklahoma homeschool legislation is really easy to work with.

Oklahoma Homeschool Friendliness Grade: A

With such a permissive legislation and diversity of educational opportunities, there’s no other grade but A for Oklahoma. You’ve got the freedom to go about homeschooling your children whichever way you feel best suits them, without having to worry about much compulsory paperwork.

Apart from that, you won’t have to deal with much interference from the government – all in all, Oklahoma is extremely homeschool-friendly.

Conclusion

Oklahoma is one of the most homeschool-friendly states, and it’s also got great educational opportunities for all kinds of students. That aside, the homeschooling community is diverse and friendly, and finding tips and resources shouldn’t be a problem. Even the official Department of Education website is filled with resources – you’ve really got everything at your fingertips!

If you want to homeschool in Oklahoma, starting today shouldn’t be too difficult – there’s nothing between you and your homeschooling dream. If you do it right, your children will love you, and you’ll soon find you family bonding more than ever.

For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re always here to help you.

Resources

Here’s a selection of websites related to homeschooling in Oklahoma:

http://www.responsiblehomeschooling.org/policy-issues/current-policy/

http://www.chefok.org/ - This is a Christian organization offering help and support to Oklahoma homeschooling families

http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/ - this is a useful site, with plenty of useful information on how homeschool in Oklahoma

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/home-school - the official site of the Oklahoma Department of Education is a great place to find homeschool resources and tips

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