Although Oklahoma has no laws governing homeschooling, it is the only state that guarantees the right to home school as part of its constitution. In terms of compulsory attendance, Oklahoma does allow parents or legal guardians to homeschool their children. The Oklahoma Constitution, article XIII Section 4 states that “The Legislature shall provide for the compulsory attendance at some public or other school, unless other means of education are provided, of all the children in the State who are sound in mind and body, between the ages of eight and sixteen years, for at least three months in each year.” It is generally agreed in Oklahoma legal circles that “or other school” includes home schools.
Oklahoma Statute Title 70 Section 10-105(A) directs that a parent of a school-aged child must not “neglect or refuse to cause or compel such child to attend and comply with the rules of some public, private or other school, unless other means of education are provided for the full term the school of the district are in session.” Title 70, Section 11-103 lists reading, writing, math, science, citizenship, United States Constitution, health, safety, physical education and conservation as courses to be included in public school or home school instruction.
Oklahoma law does not require parents to use certified teachers or state-approved curricula. Parents are not required to initiate contact with, register with, or seek approval from, state or local officials and are not required to test their students or permit public school officials to visit or inspect their homes.
Oklahoma Homeschool State Laws Links:
- Online Private School Accredited in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Statutes Title 70/Schools
- Oklahoma Constitution/Education (click on Article 13/Education)
- Oklahoma Department of Education/Home School
- Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation
- Homeschool Support Groups in Oklahoma
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