Connecticut Homeschool Laws

Below is a summary of Connecticut Homeschool Laws to help you ensure your homeschool is compliant.

Note: The information below is not to be considered legal advice. I’m a homeschool mom with an interest in helping you, not a lawyer. I strongly recommend that you contact your state education department if you have questions specific to your circumstances.


Connecticut requires minimal recordkeeping for your homeschool, but has recommendations for records and optional forms that can be submitted.

Can I Teach?

There is no state requirement for you to meet in order to teach.

Do I Have to Notify the State?

No. Connecticut has an optional Intent to Homeschool form that can be submitted to your school district.

Additional Records for the State

The Connecticut Homeschool Law requires that you teach the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • English Grammar
  • Geograpy
  • Arithmetic
  • Unites States History and Citizenship, including a study of the town, state, and federal governments.

The Connecticut Department of Education recommends that you keep an attendance log and portfolio of your child’s classwork, but it is not required.

How Many Days a Year do I Have to Teach?

There is no requirement for the number of school days or hours, however Connecticut’s public school year is at least 180 days. I recommend trying to teach a similar number of days and keeping attendance.

Compulsory Attendance Age

The compulsory attendance age is the age range in which your child must be attending school of some type.

In Connecticut, this range is 5 to 18 years.

There’s an exception to the starting age is if you file a deferral form, which delays the compulsory age by one year.

There’s an exception to the ending year if your child has graduated, or if they are 17 and you file the deferral form.

Public School Sports

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) does not allow homeschooled students to participate on CIAC school’s interscholastic teams.

It’s possible that some school activities may be available anyway. So consider contacting your school district or nearest school to see if your child may participate.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully this summary of Connecticut Homeschool Laws gets you started on your homeschool journey with your family!

If you’re just getting started, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed.

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