• Are parents or guardians required to to submit proof that their children ages 6-17 are in school?

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    Yes. The law requires parents who choose to home school their children to notify the local educatiom agency of their intention to home school. Parents or guardians must submit proof their children ages 6-17 are in school by giving their names to the local superintendent. This notification is only required at the initial decision to home school and is not required each year. 

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  • Is a "cover school" required for home schooling in Alabama?

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    It is the opinion of the State Superintendent of Education that a "cover school" is not required of parents who choose to home school their children.

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  • I home school my children. Am I required to register with the state?

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    While Act 2014-245 requires that private schools (except church schools) register annually with the Department of Education, it is the interpretation of the State Superintendent of Education that this requirement does not apply to home school students. The law requires guardians to prove their children are in school by giving their names to the local education agency

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  • As a home school parent, am I required to submit attendance to the district?

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    No. 

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  • I graduated from a private/church school in Alabama. I need my transcripts. What do I do?

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    The ALSDE does not maintain individual records for any public, private or church school student. Please refer back to the school in which you graduated. If it is a closed private school, conduct research to locate a former trustee or board member to see where the records were stored. If it a closed church school, refer back to the church that sponsored the school. If the church school is closed, conduct research to identify a former member, pastor or deacon that might know the whereabouts of any stored student records.

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