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When do I need to file an affidavit if I'm planning to homeschool my child?

You must file an affidavit for each child you will be homeschooling when he or she is between the ages of 8 to 17. (24 P. S. 13-1326 - compulsory school age) You must file an affidavit when you begin the home education program and annually thereafter by August 1.

Attachments to the affidavit must include an outline of the educational objectives arranged by subject matter, evidence that the child has been immunized in accordance with the provisions of law and evidence that the child has received the health and medical services required for students of the child's age or grade level. (Article 14 of the Pennsylvania School Code)

For more information, call the Office of Counseling and Promotional Standards at 215-400-4810.

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