Suggested Check List for Beginning Home Schooling
Only the last item is required by law.
______ Read the The Keys to Homeschooling in the Keystone State or the complete CHAP website for background information on “how-to” homeschool in Pennsylvania.
______ Write a brief summary of your reasons for homeschooling
______ Write a brief statement on socialization
______ Write a brief statement on your goals
______ Research curriculum and different methods of schooling and decide which method will work best for your family
______ Write brief objectives based on your goals and curriculum choices.
______ Make list of curriculum materials (one for each child)
______ Get a HSLDA application, fill it out, and mail it to HSLDA
______ Subscribe to a national and local home education magazine
______ Sign up for the CHAP Homeschool Convention (Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day annually)
______ Complete an affidavit and other the forms for your school district.
______ Have the affidavit notarized and file it and the other necessary forms with the school district prior to commencing your homeschool program and by August 1 every year there after. An affidavit does not need to be filed until the child reaches the legal school age which, at this time in Pennsylvania, is 8 years of age.