NHN’s Frequently Asked Questions have LOTS of great answers to questions you may have regarding homeschooling in Nevada. We work hard to keep this information current but should you ever have more questions or your particular question is not listed here be sure to email us via our Contact Page.
October 18, 2017 – Am I legally bound to file a Notification of Intent to Homeschool? A question was posed on our NHN Facebook page, “What makes it legal to require that I notify? They’re my kids, notifying just allows the government to keep tabs on my kids!” We disagree. While we’d love NOT to be required to notify, Nevada has had a homeschool law on the books since 1947; it was very intrusive. But NHN and other homeschool parents worked diligently (some for 25+ years) to reduce regulations initiated by the original law and then in 2007 wrote and got passed the NV Homeschool Freedom Bill in 2007. We believe that under the circumstances, passage of this new law moved Nevada homeschooling from one of the WORST law/regulations in the country to one of the best laws; removing us from regulation of the NV Dept. of Education and restoring the fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children FREE from government control. Read our complete answer here, Question 2.C.
August 20, 2017 – Question 6.A., May a homeschool child be enrolled in a public or private school after homeschooling for a time? has been updated! The FLOW CHART for this question has also been updated.
2017: We’re always reviewing and tweaking our FAQs to give parents the most current info regarding homeschooling in Nevada. For the upcoming 2017-18 school year we’ve answered questions about how to get started homeschooling; submitting the NOI; enrolling a child in a public school after homeschooling (we have a great “flow chart” on this topic); participating in public school classes, activities, and sports; and standardized testing for homeschoolers to name a few. After answering these questions we go back and update the FAQs and our other pages to make sure homeschool families always have the most current information and internet links available.
2016: Recently a question on Facebook was asked as to whether Nevada homeschoolers are eligible to receive the Millennium Scholarship… the answer is YES, they are. However, when the mom contacted the Millennium Scholarship Office for more information she received conflicting information on what needs to be submitted with the application. We have updated the information in our FAQs; see Section 4, the last question for current info as of June, 2016.
NOTE: New numbering of laws affecting NV Homeschooling went into effect June of 2016. The old homeschool laws NRS 392.700 and NRS 392.705 are now NRS 388D.010-070. However, the wording contained in the homeschool laws has remained EXACTLY the same, only the legal reference numbers have changed.