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    I just wanted to start a thread that we could all post helpful info about homeschooling in ND. So if you know of a site or info please post it below
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    Default From http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/resources/state-laws/north-dakota-homeschooling

    North Dakota Legal Home Schooling Options:
    Option: 1 Option: 2
    Legal Option: Establish and operate a home school Operate a home school as a county- and state-approved private school
    Attendance: 175 days per year, four hours per day Same as the public schools (180 days per year)
    Subjects: Elementary and middle school: English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English grammar, and spelling, mathematics, social studies, including the United States Constitution, and United States history, geography, and government, North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of the state (grades 4-8), science, including agriculture, physical education, health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics
    *High School: None
    Elementary and middle school: English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English grammar, and spelling, mathematics, social studies, including the United States Constitution, and United States history, geography, and government, North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of the state (grades 4-8), science, including agriculture, physical education, health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics
    *High School: None
    Qualifications: Possess either a high school diploma or GED. Alternatively, a parent with no diploma or GED may be monitored by a certified teacher during the first two years of home instruction; monitoring must continue thereafter if child scores below the 50th percentile on required standardized achievement test. Teacher certification
    Notice: File annual notice of intent with the local or county superintendent of schools 14 days prior to the start of the home school or within 14 days of establishing residency inside the district. The statement must include: the names and addresses of both the children and the parent who will supervise the home education, the dates of birth and grade levels of the children, and the qualifications of the parents who will supervise the instruction. The statement must include any public school courses in which the child intends to participate and the school district offering the courses and any extracurricular activities in which the child intends to participate and the school district or approved nonpublic school offering the activities. Finally, it must include a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of an immunization record.For Developmentally Disabled Children: In addition to above, file a copy of the child’s diagnosis from a licensed psychologist along with an individualized education program developed and followed by the child’s school district and parent or by a team selected and compensated by the parent. A de facto part of the approval process
    Recordkeeping: Maintain an annual record of courses and each child’s academic progress assessments, including standardized achievement test results.
    For Developmentally Disabled Children: Also file with the local superintendent progress reports from an individualized education program team selected by the parent on or before November 1, February 1, and May 1 of each school year
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    Testing: Take a standardized achievement test in grades 4, 6, 8 and 10; must be administered by a certified teacher; results must be provided to the local superintendent; a basic composite score below the 30th percentile requires a professional assessment for learning problems and submission of a plan of remediation to the local superintendent Possible to opt out - see ND homeschool laws


    Additional Information Provided by Home School Legal Defense Association.
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    Hi, My name is Sarah and i would like to start home-schooling my children as the traditional public schools have failed them and also fail to provide an appropriate approach to intervention with my childrens' failing grades, my question is, how can i start in regards to testing for myself what are the fees associated with the testing and also what sort of things will I need for this to be accomplished, any help would be appreciated as it seems many people in the area oppose to homeschooling their children and give little or no advise of doing so.

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    Here's a great article about testing in North Dakota. It may answer some of your questions. It is important that you connect with a good homeschool support group in your area as well as online support.
    Kathi Homeschooling Mama to Twelve year old Dakota

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