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When does age 8 begin?

If your child turns eight before or during the first two weeks of the annual school term, or within the first two weeks of the second semester, if the school district in which you reside promotes students semi-annually, the affidavit needs to be filed by the child's birth date. If the child turns 8 during the school term, the affidavit should be filed prior to the beginning of the next school year. (24 P.S. 13-1304 - admission of beginners). If the child has been enrolled in any school in grade 1 or above, you must file an affidavit whenever you begin homeschooling, regardless of the child's age. (24 P.S. 24 13-1326)

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

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