Utah Homeschool Laws

Below is a summary of Utah 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.


Utah has only a notification requirement in order to homeschool, and is one of the easiest states in which to homeschool.

Can I Teach?

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

Do I Have to Notify the State?

Yes. You must notify your local school district with a notarized affidavit when you begin homeschooling. The Utah Board of Education recommends contacting your school district for their form, as the requirements may vary.

The Board of Education has a model affidavit you can use.

They also provide a Utah School District Directory where you can find the contact info for your district.

How Many Days a Year do I Have to Teach?

There is no requirement for the number of school days or hours. For reference, Utah’s public school year is 180 days.

I strongly recommend keeping attendance records just in case they are needed for things like college applications.

Compulsory Attendance Age

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

In Utah, your child must attend school from ages 6 to 18 years old or if they graduate high school and are over 16 years old.

If your child is over 16 and has completed at least 8th grade, they can receive a release from school attendance as long as they start a job or go to trade school.

Public School Sports

The Utah High School Activities Association allows homeschoolers to participate in its activities, however they may need to be dual-enrolled in some public school classes to be eligible.

Contact your local school for more information.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully this summary of Utah 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.

The Home Learning Kit can help!

It’s a package of handy learning tools to make your homeschool more fun and engaging, curated by yours truly. Check it out!

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