Interested in Unschooling in Utah? 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, Utah doesn’t have many homeschooling regulations. Utah’s homeschooling law requires meeting the following requirements:

  1. Must file a notarized affidavit with your local school board for each of your children which includes:
    • A statement that your child will be attending a homeschool
    • A statement that you assume sole responsibility for your child’s education
  2. Must provide instruction to your child; you are solely responsible for the “selection of instructional materials and textbooks”

Although unschooling via legally homeschooling in Utah is feasible if you don’t mind the minimal 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 Utah, 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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