The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania permits parents to educate their children at home. During the 2009-2010 school year 96 students who reside in the school district were home schooled in compliance with Act 169 of 1988.
Consistent with the law, the district’s Board of School Directors has adopted policy and regulations concerning home schooling, both of which can be accessed in this text.
Eligible parents submit a notarized affidavit and educational objectives prior to home schooling, maintain a portfolio of student work during the school year, and submit the portfolio and an evaluation at year’s end.
Please note that the elementary affidavit is used for students in grades K-6. The secondary affidavit is used for students in grades 7-12. Multiple students in the same family may be listed on one affidavit. Samples of both affidavits are accessible in this text.
Standardized testing is required in grades 3, 5, and 8.
Students with disabilities may be home schooled; however, special requirements and rights apply.
Immunization and other health requirements are the same for home schooled students and students attending school.
The district does not award a diploma to a student educated at home unless the student attends Quakertown Senior High School for two of the four high school years, including the senior year.
Mrs. Janet Pelone, Director of Pupil Services, is the superintendent’s designee on home schooling matters. Our home school liaison is Naomi Strunk who can be reached at 267-371-1275.
For information on Home Schooling from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Click Here.