Wyoming

  • Homeschool statute: Parents must submit a curricular plan to the local board of trustees each year (no approval is necessary) and provide a “sequentially progressive curriculum” in required subjects. There are no parent qualification, days of instruction, bookkeeping, or assessment requirements.

Homeschool Statute

“A home-based educational program means a program of educational instruction provided to a child by the child’s parent or legal guardian or by a person designated by the parent or legal guardian.” A homeschool must consist of only one family unit. See Wyo. Stat. §§ 21-4-101 and 21-4-102.

Notification: Each year, parents must submit a curriculum to the local board of trustees in order to demonstrate compliance with the “basic academic educational program” requirements. See Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-102(b).
Qualifications: None.
Days or hours: None.
Subjects: Parents must provide a “basic academic educational program,” which is defined as “one that provides a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, civics, history, literature and science.” See Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-101(a)(vi).
Bookkeeping: None.
Assessment: None.
Intervention: “Failure to submit a curriculum showing compliance is prima facie evidence that the home-based educational program does not meet the requirements of this article.” See Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-102(b).
Other: “These curriculum requirements do not require any private school or home-based educational program to include in its curriculum any concept, topic or practice in conflict with its religious doctrines or to exclude from its curriculum any concept, topic or practice consistent with its religious
doctrines.” See Wyo. Stat. § 21-4-101(a)(vi).

Services Available to Homeschooled Students

Part-time enrollment:  Yes, at the district’s discretion.
Extracurriculars:  Yes.
Special needs:  No.
Other:  n/a

Resources:

Wyo. Stat. §§ 21-4-101 and 21-4-102

Wyo. Stat. § 21-2-406

Home Schools, Wyoming Department of Education

Wyoming, International Center for Home Education Research

This overview is for informational purposes only and does not constitute the giving of legal advice.

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