Washington Homeschooling Resources
Welcome! Homeschooling is an exciting journey, and we will be with you every step of the way.
These resources will help you navigate the state requirements and access local support groups.
Calvert Partner Schools in Washington
As part of our continued commitment to promote broad access to our world-renowned curriculum, Calvert School is pleased to announce our Calvert Preferred Partners program in Washington. In addition to our traditional private tuition program, Calvert‘s Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade curriculum is available, at no cost, through any one of our fine Preferred Partners listed below.
These options have been made available to serve those families who want to enjoy an educational experience that is supervised and directed by a Washington state-certified teacher while you continue to work closely with your child in your home. While you will enjoy pacing flexibility, you must meet state requirements for hours spent in educational activities, and pacing must progress in a way that ensures your child will complete the course in an academic year.
CVA offers a highly flexible and personalized program to meet diverse family learning needs. A parent or older student with parental guidance can take more or less control of the curriculum through various curricular options, including online courses or more traditional book learning. Our intent is to listen to your needs and to design a program to match them.
Any student in Washington may enroll in CVA tuition-free. Your student does not need to be in a partnering district to enroll. Students enrolled in private education or independent home-based education within Washington may also enroll tuition-free on a part-time basis by arrangement, or access courses by paying tuition.
CVA is the child of a tremendously successful HOME school program developed by the Valley School District in 2003. The HOME program is embraced by homeschoolers because it was founded by homeschooling families and several of our staff members homeschool their own children. They understand the unique opportunities that homeschooling offers for their families along with how the HOME program supports family structure and values. To this end, CVA follows a continuous model of improvement for all course offerings.
Homeschooling Regulatory Information
The link below may help you with legal questions about homeschooling in your state.
Washington Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschool support groups in your state are an excellent way to gain more assistance and guidance in your homeschooling endeavors. A regional support group fosters a wonderful sense of community among homeschooling families and allows for more opportunities to exchange ideas, plan group outings, and share in the overall experience of homeschooling! While Calvert supports the development of community among homeschool families, this list does not constitute affiliation between Calvert School and the groups represented below.
ACTS HOMESCHOOL GROUP
ACTS Homeschool's south location is in Puyallup, and its north location is in Renton. ACTS meets from September to June. In addition to our class days, we offer a variety of events, such as field trips, missions, holiday parties, homeschool support, etc. For our class days, we have three 8-week sessions that offer a variety of classes to children from birth to high school.
CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL NETWORK OF WASHINGTON (CHN)
CHN is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting your God-given right to home-educate in Washington State without government interference. CHN is the legislative liaison to Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington and a state liaison to Home School Legal Defense Association. We provide information to the legislature, government agencies, and home-educating families like yours, on such topics as current homeschool laws, any proposed legislation before the state legislature that could impact home education, and current controversial issues and how they affect home-education regulations and freedoms.
CLARK COUNTY HOME EDUCATORS (CCHE)
CCHE offers support and information in areas pertaining to home education, such as local support group listings, state law information, and local and national resources. CCHE also serves as a political watch group for issues and concerns related to homeschooling freedoms.
HOMESCHOOLERS ON WHIDBEY
Homeschoolers on Whidbey is a nonprofit, inclusive support group dedicated to serving all homeschoolers on Whidbey Island. Annual membership dues include regular news, field trips, classes, special events, and social opportunities. We meet in Oak Harbor, usually the second Monday of each month.