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Index to All FAQs
Note: some of the questions have been curtailed
because of space considerations on this page
Apply to a specialized high school . . .
I cannot speak English fluently enough . . .
Where can I find a practical arts book for 7th grade?
How do I get working papers for my child?
How many quarterly hours should a 9th grader have . . .
How do I find out what school district I am in?
Is it true that NYC homeschoolers now receive MetroCards?
I just moved to NYC. The laws in my other state were different . .
What is the compulsory age for mandatory high school? . . .
My child would like to go to summer camp . . .
I want to pick strawberries . . .
FAQ: Getting Started
I plan on homeschooling, but . . .
I don't feel I can commit to homeschooling full time . . .
Is homeschooling the right choice for my child?
Is homeschooling legal?
Am I qualified to homeschool my child?
How much time will it take?
What about socialization?
Where can I find the DoE curriculum guidelines for each grade?
How do I know if my child is learning at the right level?
What about high school?
Is it harder for a homeschooler to get into college?
Can I choose to reenter school after I have started homeschooling?
Can I homeschool part-time and go to school part-time?
Can a homeschooler take classes in a NYC public school?
Do I need to discharge my child from public school before homeschooling?
Where can I find info on what NY requires of each subject to be taught?
Do I have to wait until the school year is over to begin homeschooling?
After sending in our [paperwork], when should I expect a response?
Must a birth certificate be provided?
Do I have to continue submitting paperwork even though my child is enrolled in an accredited correspondence school?
Where I can see an example of the narrative annual assessment?
My child is six. Do I have to send paperwork to my school, as well as to the Bd. of Ed.?
I am about to send my first quarterly report. Can I change something I wrote on the IHIP? . . .
Where do I file my IHIP etc. for the current school year?
What are the dates I have to put on the IHIP to submit the quarterly reports?
FAQ: Special Ed
Special accommodation for exams?
What are the testing requirements for a special ed kid?
I would like to start homeschooling my son asap ...
How do I obtain special education services for my homeschooled child?
More Information on Requesting Special Ed Services
Applying for SETTS
One Parent's Story
Must my sons take assessments at the end of April?
Can an NYS certified teacher administer the tests?
Where can my son take the AP Computer Science exam?
What tests are available for homeschoolers?
What are the official requirements for first-grade students?
Does my child need to take any state or standardized tests?
What are the lab requirements for High School Biology?
Does my child have to take any NYC tests?
Which five Regents exams are necessary to qualify for a high school diploma equivalent?