Home Instruction

The Staunton City School Board recognizes that when the requirements of Va. Code § 22.1-254.1 are complied with, instruction of children by their parents is an acceptable alternative form of education under the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Any parent of any child who will have reached the fifth birthday on or before September 30 of any school year and who has not passed the eighteenth birthday may elect to provide home instruction in lieu of school attendance.

Section 22.1-254.1This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website of the Code requires parents who home instruct to provide their local school division with:

  • Evidence of having met one of the criteria for providing home instruction (see Options I-IV below),

  • A notice of intent to home instruct, Sample Notice of Intent downloadable form by August 15

  • A list of the subjects to be studied for the coming year, and

  • Evidence of academic progress at the end of the school year, by August 1.