Homeschooling in New York State

Tracy - posted on 02/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello to all of you moms out there. My son will be turning 4 in September and I am weighing my options between homeschooling and public school. What I need to know is how easy/hard is it to home school in New York State. My husband wants our son to be able to play sports. If we are in the school district but he is home schooled, can he still participate in sports teams at the school? Also, is it easy to find a plan to home school, curriculum, etc. Any information would be very helpful. Thank You


Katherine - posted on 03/01/2012




The reason the answer is vague is because there is no fundamental right for any child to have access to the public schools in the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution. Equal access for homeschoolers to the public schools is a state-granted privilege, not a right. This means the state can give equal access to a homeschooler or take it away. The state or local public school determines the rules by which you must abide or have your privilege to participate in the public school service withdrawn.

NY is not one of them. You would have to ask the school.

You can get any curriculum online. Or at a teachers store.

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