Nevada Homeschooling

More and more parents in Nevada are choosing to homeschool their children. We offer an outstanding resource for those new to homeschooling and those who are experienced homeschoolers. Inside you'll find information on state laws, support groups, teaching tips, special needs homeschooling, and much, much more.

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Nevadahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Nevada, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
Cornerstone's Home Inspirational and Educational Family Schools (CHIEFS)
CHIEFS is a Christian homeschooling support group providing and sharing prayer, support, ideas, and encouragement to homeschooling families. CHIEFS offers monthly field trips, student speaking days, a reading club, music, physical education, and holiday socials.
Las Vegas Homeschoolers Social Club
This group is intended to help like-minded people who have made the choice to educate their children at home meet each other. They offer park days, field trips, and other opportunities to interact with other homeschoolers.
Nevada Department of Education
This website is provided by the Nevada Department of Education.
California National Historic Trail
The California Trail carried over 250,000 gold-seekers and farmers to the gold fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's, the greatest mass migration in American history. Today, more than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped lands between Casper Wyoming and the West Coast, reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers. More than 240 historic sites along the trail will eventually b...
Frequently Asked Questions About Homeschooling in Nevada
Answers to some of the most common questions about homeschooling in Nevada.
NAC 392.048 Provision of information and documents to parents of exempt children.
1. The board of trustees of each school district shall make available in a timely manner to each parent of a child who is exempt from compulsory attendance pursuant to NAC 392.011 to 392.065, inclusive: (a) Written notice of the registration dates and examination dates for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; and (b) Information regarding the millennium scholarship program set forth in NRS 396.911 to 396.938, inclusive. 2....
Northern Nevada Home Schools Email List
The NNHS discussion list gives homeschoolers in Northern Nevada a place to talk. Subscribers must be members of Northern Nevada Home Schools, Inc. (NNHS), but prospective members receive free access for at least 90 days. Free access is also available to mentors and consultants who provide free advice to homeschoolers. Members come from Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Incline Village, Gardnerville, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely, Wells, Wendover, and all over Nevada. Discussion topic...
Attendance of NonPublic School Students In Washoe County Schools on a Space Available Basis
Students who are enrolled in nonpublic schools or who are home schooled may enroll in classes, excluding sports, in Washoe County School District schools on a space available basis with some conditions. This guide details the procedure for these students.
NAC 392.018 Exemption of child: Duty of board of trustees of school district; written acknowledgement.
1. The board of trustees of a school district in which a child resides shall exempt the child from compulsory attendance at a public school if the parent of the child files with the school district a notification of intent to exempt the child from compulsory attendance that complies with NAC 392.024 and NAC 392.026, 392.028, 392.031 or 392.033, as applicable. 2. Upon receipt of a notification of intent that is complete and complies with the requirements of subsection 1, the school dist...
NAC 392.065 Duration of exemption.
A grant of an exemption from compulsory attendance at public school is effective for 1 school year. The board of trustees of the school district shall grant an exemption from compulsory attendance at public school for every school year for which the parent demonstrates compliance with NAC 392.011 to 392.065, inclusive.
Nevada Home Schooling
The Nevada Department of Education provides this website with some basic information about home schooling.
NAC 392.035 Required instruction: Kind, timing and amount.
1. To constitute equivalent instruction, the kind of instruction to be given a child outside the public schools must include instruction in: (a) The core academic subjects of: (1) English, including reading, composition and writing; (2) Mathematics; (3) Science; and (4) Social studies, including history, geography, economics and government. (b) To the extent practicable: (1) The arts; (2) Computer educ...
NAC 392.055 School district not required to provide or compensate teacher, parent or experienced educator.
A school district is not required to provide or compensate a teacher, parent or experienced educator who possesses a teaching license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and who provides instruction to or consults with the instruction of a child who is exempt from compulsory attendance pursuant to NAC 392.011 to 392.065, inclusive.
NAC 392.026 Notification of intent to exempt child: Instruction from licensed teacher.
In addition to the requirements of NAC 392.024, if a child will receive equivalent instruction from a licensed teacher, the notification of intent to exempt the child from compulsory attendance must include: 1. A calendar of the proposed days on which the child will receive instruction from the licensed teacher, as calculated pursuant to subsection 2 of NAC 387.286, which must include the equivalent of at least 180 days of instruction; 2. For grades 1 to 8, inclusive, evidence ...
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Not Back to School Camp - Oregon
August 11-25, 2021
Camp Myrtlewood, Bridge, Oregon
Not Back to School Camp is a non-denominational, non-religious homeschool camp. The camp offers workshops, spontaneous events, and special evening gatherings, bringing together campers who are excited about life and willing to be themselves and to reach out and connect with the others. 
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