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Vermont Agency of Education - Home Study
"In accordance with State Board, agency accountability goals and pertinent sections of Vermont statutes (16 V.S.A.) regarding home study, this program works to ensure that all students enrolled in home study programs have access to a quality education. When required, the program provides technical assistance to improve the quality of a home study program."
"This site is intended to provide interpretive information about 16 V.S.A. § 166b. It will explore what §166b says now, describe the statute’s history, discuss the changes recently proposed by the Department, and provide a public forum for discussing the relative merits of any proposed changes that might arise in the future."
§ 166b. Home study program
(a) Enrollment notice. A home study program shall send a written enrollment notice to the Secretary whenever it intends to enroll a child. Enrollments in home study programs shall expire on July 1. If a home study program intends to re-enroll a child for the following school year, a new notice under this section is required and may be submitted at any time after March 1.
§ 1121. Attendance by children of school age required
A person having the control of a child between the ages of six and 16 years shall cause the child to attend a public school, an approved or recognized independent school, an approved education program, or a home study program for the full number of days for which that school is held, unless the child:
(1) is mentally or physically unable so to attend; or
(2) has completed the tenth grade; or
(3) is excused by the superintendent or a majority of the school directors as provided in this chapter; or
(4) is enrolled in and attending a postsecondary school, as defined in subdivision 176(b)(1) of this title, which is approved or accredited in Vermont or another state.
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