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Listed here is some helpful information regarding homeschooling in Louisiana. Just click on one of the following links:
 

Homeschooling in Louisiana Information Booklet is a valuable resource for La. homeschoolers compiled by CHEF of La. that will help start you on your way to homeschooling in Louisiana. See our Links page for several homeschool resources, including sites offering curriculum. Other valuable links are as follows...

Louisiana Laws
Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes

La. Dept. of Education (state of La. Home Study Applications & Info):
http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/audiences/parents.html - use Home Study Program link in center list 

TOPS Scholarship 
brochure (pdf format, fine print) http://www.osfa.state.la.us/MainSitePDFs/TOPS_OPH_brochure_8-11.pdf   

La. Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) website - http://www.osfa.state.la.us/

UL Lafayette TOPS Eligibility info (to keep TOPS): http://studentsuccess.louisiana.edu/TOPS/index.shtml 

Home School Legal Defense Association
http://www.youcanhomeschool.org/starthere/info.asp?State=LA 

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/LA/default.asp (notice the Louisiana Resources section)


F.Y.I. -
The following information is copied from www.homeschoolfacts.com :
[Important Note: State Graduation requirements are not necessarily the best guideline for homeschoolers to use. They have been included here as a guideline for what a typical public school student would need to complete in order to graduate. A more important guideline may be the College Entrance requirements for where your student would like to attend college. While colleges have differing requirements, there are many colleges that publish requirements for homeschool graduates.]

For a complete listing of the Louisiana State High School Graduation Requirements please go to the following link.
http://www.doe.state.la.us/topics/grad_reqs.html



 


Read what the Constitution of the state of La. says about the family, and the role of the parents in raising and educating
their children:


Louisiana Children's Code - Article 101 of Preamble to La. Constitution
Art. 101.  Preamble

The people of Louisiana recognize the family as the most fundamental unit of human society; that preserving families is essential to a free society; that the relationship between parent and child is preeminent in establishing and maintaining the well-being of the child; that parents have the responsibility for providing the basic necessities of life as well as love and affection to their children; that parents have the paramount right to raise their children in accordance with their own values and traditions; that parents should make the decisions regarding where and with whom the child shall reside, the educational, moral, ethical, and religious training of the child, the medical, psychiatric, surgical, and preventive health care of the child, and the discipline of the child; that children owe to their parents respect, obedience, and affection; that the role of the state in the family is limited and should only be asserted when there is a serious threat to the family, the parents, or the child; and that extraordinary procedures established by law are meant to be used only when required by necessity and then with due respect for the rights of the parents, the children, and the institution of the family.

Acts 1991, No. 235, ยง1, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.


 

 

 


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