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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 117
August 24, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Home Instruction Update

Attached is an updated list of correspondence schools whose courses may be used to comply with § 22.1-254.1 (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) of the Code of Virginia.

You will note that the list identifies schools that are 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 (mailto:cfinley@pen.k12.va.us).
 
 

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