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Homeschooling In Nebraska

Homeschooling In Nebraska
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Are you considering homeschooling your child in Nebraska? Once you submit the initial forms, getting started is pretty easy. Find out how to enroll your child into homeschooling to begin your homeschooling journey. We’ll guide you through the steps so you can feel confident in your decision to homeschool.

This information should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.

How to Start Homeschooling in Nebraska

For those parents looking to start homeschooling in Nebraska, just follow these steps:.

  1. File for exempt status with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) by July 15th each year.
  2. Include an information summary along with your notification.
  3. Submit your child’s birth certificate the first year you start to homeschool.
  4. Teach for 1,032 hours to elementary students, and 1,080 hours for secondary school students.
  5. Teach the required subjects (language arts, math, science, social studies and health).
  6. Comply with vaccination requirements
  7. Choose your homeschool curriculum and start enjoying homeschooling together!.

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Nebraska Homeschooling Laws

Homeschools in Nebraska are considered to be non-approved and non-accredited private schools. Parents must file an exemption under Rule 13 for children between ages 6-18 to avoid any issues. When choosing to homeschool in Nebraska, parents must file their exempt status by completing the mandatory forms provided by the state.

For more information about Nebraska’s Rule 13 (the state regulations governing exempt schools), visit our Nebraska Homeschooling Laws page.

Nebraska Homeschool Associations

Homeschoolers in Nebraska are fortunate to have two statewide associations to help guide and support them throughout their journey:

  • The Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association and Nebraska Homeschool
  • The Home Educators Network, Inc.

While both of these organizations offer a wealth of information, host events, and work diligently to keep you abreast of any changes or ongoing legislative issues in regard to the Nebraska homeschool law, each offers advantages uniquely on their own. Learn more about each one on our Nebraska Homeschool Associations page.

Nebraska Homeschool Groups and Co-Ops

Connecting with other homeschoolers in Nebraska is an important step to homeschooling in the Cornhusker State. Members in these groups don’t just offer advice, but also meet up for play dates, share curricula, organize field trips, group classes, and much more! Visit our Nebraska Homeschool Groups and Co-ops page for more information.

Nebraska Homeschool Field Trips

Nebraska is such a culturally and historically diverse state where students can get a close up view of its history. The beauty of homeschooling is taking advantage of the flexibility you have to incorporate more field trips into your schedule. As well as, the ability to organize your schedule to best fit your students’ needs.

Discover educational and fun adventures to enrich your homeschool lessons on our Nebraska Field Trips for Homeschoolers blog. Please make sure to contact each site before you plan your visit, as COVID-19 may have impacted their hours of operations.

Nebraska Standardized Testing and Test Prep

Homeschoolers in Nebraska are not required to partake in standardized tests. Some families do like to take advantage of these assessments to get an idea of how their students stack up compared to others. While Time4Learning is widely used by homeschooling families, those who send their children to traditional school also use the curriculum as an afterschool program to help prepare their students for the state tests. Learn more on our Nebraska Test Prep page.

Why Time4Learning is the Leading Homeschool Curriculum in Nebraska

The use of technology is ever growing. And online homeschooling in Nebraska continues to grow each year. And because Nebraska requires parents to teach specific subjects you’ll want to make sure you are prepared to meet those requirements. Parents who enroll in homeschooling in Nebraska have the freedom to choose the curriculum that best fits their needs. And many homeschooling families in Nebraska are choosing Time4Learning. Here’s why:

  • Membership includes all core subjects (math, social studies, language arts and science). Additional electives are available as well.
  • Digital and innovative online curriculum keeps students engaged while promoting technology literacy.
  • Promotes critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that result in better overall knowledge retention.
  • The self-paced, modularized lesson plans of the Time4Learning program gives you the freedom to let your child work ahead or slow down as needed to master all essential concepts.
  • Automated lesson planning, assessments, and recordkeeping so you can focus on teaching and mentoring your child.
  • Available 24/7 at an affordable price.

How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12

Choices for homeschool curriculum in Nebraska are completely up to the parents and students. The great news is that families have much more to choose from than typical textbooks, workbooks, and other traditional schooling methods. Online courses, interactive videos, personal computers, laptops, and tablet devices provide exciting and engaging materials for children to experience. But all of these new methods often confuse parents, especially those who are new homeschoolers.

Eventually, parents come to realize that mixing different tools and activities usually keeps their children stimulated and eager to learn. For more information review How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12.

Nebraska Unit Study Supplement

Help your homeschooler learn interesting history and geography facts about Nebraska in the Time4Learning unit study supplement.

Learn interesting facts about Nebraska!

Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use

In addition to being an award-winning choice for homeschool families, Time4Learning also offers an online after school program to help build your child’s skills. View our lesson demos and discover why thousands of families in Nebraska are already using it!

Give your student the chance to get back on track or explore exciting electives and get ahead for the next school year with Time4Learning’s online summer school. Our educational materials will engage and challenge your child to succeed.

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