House Bill 2196 and Senate Bill 6 a Boon to West Virginia Homeschooled Students

For Immediate Release: Access to public school athletics programs provides homeschooled students with substantial benefits Canton, Ma. 02/22/2017—For the third year, West Virginia lawmakers have introduced legislation to grant homeschooled students the ability to participate in public school athletics programs. The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission currently requires student … Continue reading

House Bill 58 a Boon to Kentucky Homeschooled Students

For Immediate Release: Access to public school athletics programs provides homeschooled students with substantial benefits Canton, Ma. 02/17/2017—House Bill 58, which would allow Kentucky homeschooled students to participate in public school athletics programs and was filed by Kentucky Representative Stan Lee, is currently before the House Education Committee. “We are … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe: Sign House Bill 1578

For Immediate Release: Access to public school athletics programs provides homeschooled students with substantial benefits Canton, Ma. 02/17/2017—Homeschooled students in Virginia have long been barred from participating in public school athletics programs governed by the Virginia High School League, but that may finally be changing—if Gov. Terry McAuliffe does not … Continue reading

2016 Homeschool Athletics Survey: Full Responses

These quotes are from our 2016 Homeschool Athletics Survey, which analyzed the athletic experiences and attitudes of 150 homeschool alumni. These are the full responses to each open-ended question, with the state in which each respondent was homeschooled noted. Our goal is to provide full information on these alumni’s experiences and attitudes. Private, Homeschool, and Community … Continue reading

2016 Homeschool Athletics Survey

ABSTRACT: This survey involved 150 homeschool graduates, who were asked about their athletics participation and perspectives on homeschool athletics. Respondents were located through homeschool advocacy groups’ facebook pages; this survey likely oversampled individuals with negative or mixed homeschool experiences. Respondents were asked what athletics programs they participated in while being homeschooled; whether … Continue reading

Secretary King Is Right: Homeschoolers Need More Options

For Immediate Release: Small Changes Would Increase the Resources Available to Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma., 9/23/16—This week, as reported by Politico, Education Secretary John B. King, Jr., made the following statements about homeschooling: Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said today that he’s concerned that homeschooled students aren’t “getting the … Continue reading

Statement Supporting Kentucky House Bill 76

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/18/16—Currently, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) requires student athletes to be “full time” students at the school they represent, thus barring homeschooled students from participating in athletics in their local public schools. This year, House … Continue reading

2016 Statement Supporting New York Assembly Bill 3678 and Senate Bill 2175

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/16/16—Last year, two bills before the state legislature would have opened public school athletics to participation by homeschooled students. These bills, Assembly Bill 3678 and Senate Bill 2175, which have been carried over into the 2016 legislative … Continue reading

Statement Supporting West Virginia House Bill 2749

For Immediate Release: Aaccess to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/16/16—Last year, a bill to allow homeschooled students to participate in West Virginia public school athletics programs died in committee. This year, West Virginia lawmakers are trying again. House Bill 2749 would require the West Virginia Secondary Schools … Continue reading

Statement Supporting Virginia Senate Bill 612 and House Bill 131

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/16/16—Last year House Bill 1626, which would have granted homeschooled students access to public school athletics, passed the House (57-41) and the Senate (22-13) only to be vetoed by Governor McAuliffe. This year the state’s homeschoolers and … Continue reading