COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 10

January 12, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Home Instruction Update

 

Attached is a revised list of correspondence schools whose courses may be used to comply with Option (iii) of 22.1-254.1.A. of the Code of Virginia pertaining to home instruction. The list identifies approved correspondence schools offering academic courses satisfying this option, and should be made available to parents who wish to use this option as a means of satisfying the home instruction requirements.

 

The list includes two new programs: CompuHigh of Morgantown, West Virginia, and NorthStar Academy of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

In addition, a link to information about approved driver education courses for home instruction has been added to this departments website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Parents/index.html. This website provides information about driver education requirements for parents who are home schooling their children.

 

Please contact Sandra Peterson, policy analyst, at the above address, by telephone at (804) 225-2092, or by e-mail at sandra.peterson@doe.virginia.gov if you have any questions about correspondence schools. You may contact Vanessa Wigand, instructional specialist for health, P.E. and driver education at the above address, by e-mail at vanessa.wigand@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at 804-225-3300 if you have any questions about correspondence courses for driver education.

PIW/SGP/cb

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf010a.pdf