COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 80
April 21, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Home Instruction


 Attached is an updated list of correspondence schools whose courses may be 
used to comply with ' 254.1 (a), Option (iii) of the Code of Virginia pertaining to 
home instruction.  These approvals are effective immediately.  The list may be 
updated periodically.  It should be made available to parents or other interested 
parties upon request.

Parents who wish to use courses offered by a school not appearing on the list should 
contact the school and request the appropriate officials to obtain information from 
the Department of Education about the requirements for including courses on the list.
As an alternative, they may submit the curriculum to your office for review in 
accordance with the requirements of Option (iv) of 22.1-254.1 (A).

You will note that the list identifies those schools accredited by a regional or 
national accrediting agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education and 
sets restrictions on the use of courses offered by some schools.

Of note again this year, the Driver Education courses offered by the University of 
Nebraska, University of Missouri, and Keystone National High School continue to 
satisfy Virginia's requirements for the classroom phase of driver education.  These 
are the only courses approved for this purpose to date.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to Charles W. Finley, 
assistant superintendent for accountability services, at (804) 786-9421 or by 
e-mail to cfinley@pen.k12.va.us.

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