Here in Vermont the statutes are straight forward and clear about enrolling your child in 'a' home study program. Remember, it's an ENROLLMENT NOTIFICATION, NOT A REGISTRATION! It requires 'a' home study program, NOT the state's home study program!
With just 3 pieces of paper you're enrolled. Those 3 forms include the enrollment notification with your basic information (never give the state more personal information than is necessary), proof your child was previously enrolled in a public school program if they were, such as a copy of a recent report card, and a course of study consisting of the 6 subject areas.
If your child has never attended a public school the enrollment notification process is a snap. However, if your child is presently in public school and you want them out, you may encounter some resistance and more paperwork. You'll need to get creative and develop a backbone. Our children never attended public schooling, nor did we enroll in the state's home study program. We began homeschooling our children the moment they were born.
The public schools are running a racket and con game. They are never honest about their purpose, methods or regulations. They've manipulated millions of parents out of their rights and, nowadays, the public schools are outright dangerous. If you are reading this I don't need to tell you what sort of antics the public schools have been up to for the past 100 years. They've created more obstacles for parents and taxpayers than a marine training camp could ever muster.
A major hurtle you may encounter is the special education farce. By easily labeling as many children as possible and enrolling them into the school's money making special education programs, it makes it far more difficult for parents to walk away. Once your child is labeled, placed on an IEP or legally drugged into submission, your battle for your child will take on gargantuan proportions. Are you ready for such a fight to save the life of your child and his or her future? The key is to NEVER allow your child to be labeled and stay clear of so-called special education programs.
As long as you remain in the clutches of today's public school system you will never know the freedom of educating your child as you see fit. You'll never experience the outcome of raising a free thinking, independent and self-reliable child. You don't need me to tell you the public schools have created generations of uneducated, illiterate and government dependent people, many on drugs just to get through their day.
Here are the links to the Vermont State home study statutes and information:
At first read this information may seem daunting but broken down it's very simple. Once you send in your enrollment notification, the state will let you know if more information is needed. Surprisingly, they will actually walk you through the process. Remember, less is more. They don't need or want your life story or your reasons for homeschooling. All they want is enough information and your signature so they can cover their butts, since your school district will no longer be receiving the bounty money your child provides to their coffers.
Here are a few more links to help you maneuver your way through the homeschooling experience: