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JimAmy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:38 pm    Post subject: Alabama homeschool laws Reply with quote

We are considering relocating to Alabama in the next few years. We have looked at the homeschool laws and they appear to be a bit complicated. Can anyone give me some insight into how things work down there. We are in Illinois and have no restirictions all. Thanks so much for any help.

Amy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you're teacher certified, you'll probably be choosing the church school option. Under those rules, you just sign up under a church umbrella school and continue homeschooling -

- Notification is once only, when you start your enrollment in the school
- The principal teacher (in this case you) keeps a daily attendance register

That's it, there are no other requirements. Seems a lot easier than most states.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: Alabama Law Reply with quote

I have been looking at the list if AL church schools for homeschooling, the church schools themselves have some requirements that are very stringent. Any comments from anyone using an AL church school? I have looked at several and they all appear to have the same requirements. Just curious
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep in mind what a church school is, is VERY loosely defined. I started my own "church school" with my synagogue since no Jewish church school option, as far as I could tell, existed in the state of Alabama.

Pretty much starting a church school is to get a "church or group of churches" to simply decide that it exists and agreeing to keep a record of attendance (which parents submit themselves) and agreeing to inform the public school system if the child is withdrawn.

There are numerous other cover schools that are, as law requires, linked to a church, but do not require church membership or a signed statement of faith. Many are for all intents and purposes secular.

It may seem a bit strange, but the way it works out in reality actually enables an enormous amount of freedom to the homeschooler.

Critics argue that it disables the state from assuring all children are being adequately educated, but I'll take that risk in order to preserve parental freedom when it comes to educating their own children.
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