Interested in Unschooling in Nebraska? 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, Nebraska doesn’t have many homeschooling regulations. In order to legally homeschool in Nebraska, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must annually file a notarized parent or guardian form, including a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate (or other reliable proof) to the Nebraska Department of Education during the first year of homeschooling.
  2. Must annually file a parent representative form to affirm your acceptance of certain responsibilities which include the duty to submit information on student enrollment and attendance, monitors, and the sequential program of instruction
  3. Must annually file an information summary which includes:
    • A homeschool calendar indicating a minimum of instruction of 1,032 hours during elementary grades and 1,080 hours during secondary grades
    • A list of all “instructional monitors” (e.g., teachers, tutors) which includes their names, ages, and highest levels of education
    • A scope and sequence for each grade level being taught
  4. Must teach the required subjects: language arts, math, science, social studies, and health
  5. Must comply with vaccination requirements unless you have an exemption from vaccinating

Although unschooling in Nebraska via any of these homeschooling 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 Nebraska, 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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