Interested in Unschooling in Delaware? We can help

We’re lucky to be living in a country that allows parents to take their kids out of school and educate them at home. Unlike many other states, Delaware doesn’t have many homeschooling regulations. Delaware’s homeschooling law allows three different options for homeschooling: 1) Single-family homeschool, 2) Multi-family homeschool, and 3) Single-family homeschool coordinated with the local district.

Delaware’s Regulations

For all options, you must report enrollment at the beginning of of each school year to the Delaware Department of Education, and you must record attendance at the end of the school year and submit it to the Delaware Department of Education.

  1. Single-family homeschool
    • Must be taught primarily by the child’s parent or guardian at their home
  2. Multi-family homeschool 
    • Must appoint one parent or guardian as the liaison to the Delaware Department of Education
  3. Single-family homeschool coordinated with the local district
    • Must be taught primarily by the child’s parent or guardian at their home
    • To be coordinated with the local public district, you must contact the superintendent to determine that your child is or will be provided with regular and thorough instruction by their parent or guardian in the subjects prescribed for the public schools of the state
    • Must teach the same subjects as public school

Although unschooling via any of these options is feasible if you don’t mind these requirements, your child may not have access to a community of peers who they can engage with and learn from on a day to day basis.

Enter The Open School. We have a virtual program that you can enroll in from anywhere in the world. And as a self-directed school, our program is perfectly aligned with unschooling. We have no required subjects and no tests. Instead, students design virtual activities to do with other students and staff, including art projects, video games, workshops, one-on-one lessons, and anything else you can imagine. It’s a community of self-directed learners, and a great place for unschoolers to make deep, lasting friendships.

If you want your child to be a free learner in Delaware, with access to a supportive and caring community of peers and adults, a virtual private school may be your best bet. You can read more about our virtual program, or contact us directly, by clicking one of the buttons below.

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