New York State Homeschool Requirements – Be sure to look at the section labeled “e. Required Courses” which lists what must be covered in each grade.
New York State is one of the most heavily regulated for homeschool. There is a lot of reporting to be done but once you do it, you get the hang of it. Don’t be discouraged or overwhelmed by the information presented here. All reporting must be sent to TST BOCES (if you’re in Tompkins County), Attn: Executive Director of Regional School Success 555 Warren Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850. Paperwork can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. Below is a list of paperwork required for each student by NYS along with samples.
Letter of Intent (LOI) – due annually July 1 or within 14 days of starting the school year. SAMPLE LOI
Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) – due annually August 15 or within 4 weeks of submitting the LOI. SAMPLE IHIP
Quarterly Reports (4) – dates set by parents but spaced in even and logical periods. SAMPLE QUARTERLY REPORT
Annual Assessment – due annually at same time as 4th Quarter Report. Grades 1-3 can be a written narrative assessment. Grades 4-8 can be a written narrative assessment or an achievement test and these must alternate (Example: Grade 4-written narrative Grade 5-achievement test). Grades 9-12 must take an achievement test every year. The NYS site lists pre-approved achievement tests you may choose from. SAMPLE ANNUAL NARRATIVE ASSESSMENT