Vermont

Enlightium Academy is an approved private Christian school that is accredited by Cognia and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) that has served homeschool, online, and co-op school students in K-12 since 2003. As K-12 education policies are different in each state, it is a parental responsibility to check on their state’s homeschool requirements and fulfill them as applicable. To assist parents with this process, Enlightium provides basic information about each state’s requirements. Parents are also encouraged to review their state’s requirements at hslda.org/legal and/or the Vermont Agency of Education, as educational policies are subject to change over time.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states and Washington D.C.; however, with a freedom to educational opportunities comes a responsibility to understand and fulfill legal requirements. This can be worrisome, yet you’re not alone in this endeavour. Enlightium Academy is here to help! 

Please note that the resources below serve as a starting point for your family; it is important that you research Vermont homeschooling requirements.

Vermont’s Homeschooling Requirements at a Glance

 Vermont table

Notifying the State

The Vermont Agency of Education requires homeschooling families to inform the state of their intent to homeschool every year. This notice includes the following:

Each homeschooled student’s:

Each parent’s:

You will also need to include information concerning instructors outside of physical education, health, and fine arts courses:

Additionally, include a narrative of the content for each subject area. This is not required if you have already completed two consecutive years at Enlightium Academy with successful grades and progress, unless your student is 12 years old at the time of filing.

Age Requirement

Ages five or younger:

Students are not required to attend school, but can enroll in primary school at Enlightium Academy to have a head start and be ready for Kindergarten.

Ages six through 16:

Students must continue their education at a school of their parents’ choice until they either graduate or turn 17. This includes homeschooling with Enlightium Academy.

Instructor Qualifications

The Vermont Agency of Education does not require homeschool students to have teachers with specific credentials or qualifications. 

As a part of Enlightium Academy’s dual accreditation, Enlightium teachers are state and/or ACSI certified. A number of our faculty members have Masters and Doctorate degrees in their fields. The teacher-led support packages are available for students in grades 3-12. Learn more at our Teachers page

Enlightium Academy also offers parent-led options for grades PreK-2 and for students in grades 3-10 Bronze support package. Under the parent-led option, parents act as teachers while Enlightium Academy provides grading and guidance support. 

Required Subjects

The Vermont Agency of Education requires the following subjects:

The first four bullet points are core courses at Enlightium Academy and will likely already be assigned by your student’s counselor. The latter three bullet points are electives available at Enlightium Academy.

Standardized Assessment

The Vermont Agency of Education requires homeschool students to take a standardized assessment every year. The results must be submitted to the state when you file your intent to homeschool for the upcoming school year.

Enlightium provides multiple assessment options:

Parents of students in grades PreK-2 can ask Enlightium’s Primary School Counselor to prepare a report which will include work samples demonstrating progress in each subject area.

Keep a Portfolio

You may need to provide your state with additional information, so please keep a digital record every year you are enrolled at Enlightium Academy which should include:

Enlightium Parents App with Group for Vermont Families

Enlightium Academy has an app and desktop platform for families of currently enrolled students. Within this app is a group just for families living in Vermont to inform and support each other in fulfilling your state’s homeschooling requirements. 

Your family will be automatically added to this group upon enrolling at Enlightium and downloading the Enlightium Parents app (which is provided upon enrollment).

Ready to Enroll at Enlightium Academy?

  1. Explore Enlightium Academy’s website or watch this video about online homeschooling.
  2. If you have any questions:
    1. Chat with a team member
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    3. Call (866) 488-4818 option 2
  3. Ready to enroll? Click here to start the enrollment process and select the blue button near the top of the page.

Enlightium Academy is a private Christian online school that serves homeschooling families by offering a Bible-based, flexible, accredited, teacher supported, and affordable education from the comfort of your home. For any other questions about Enlightium, please call (866) 488-4818, or visit EnlightiumAcademy.com.

 

Sources reviewed in June 2021: