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Homeschooling in Wyoming

Instructor: Shelby Golden
This article covers the regulations related to homeschooling your child in Wyoming. Get information about what you need to teach, what is required to teach your students at home and how you can use educational resources to help your child.

What Does Wyoming Require to Start Homeschooling?

In order to homeschool your child in Wyoming, you will need to provide your local educational board of trustees with a curriculum that details what you plan to teach. This curriculum must be submitted every year that you homeschool your child while he or she is in the age range for mandatory school attendance. In Wyoming, this is from the ages of 7-16, or until your child finishes 10th grade.

What Do I Have to Teach in Wyoming?

The state of Wyoming requires your curriculum to include instruction in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Civics
  • History

You should teach these subjects every year, increasing the difficulty as your child grows.

Student Assessments

Wyoming does not require your child to complete any form of assessment testing to check their educational progress, however, your child can take the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS). These exams test children in grades 3-8 and in grade 11 in math and reading. They also test 4th, 8th and 11th grade students in science. You can use these assessments to ensure your child is making academic progress. You'll need to get in contact with the school district by November 1st if you want your child to take these tests.

What Educational Resources Can I Use?

You can access online courses to supplement your child's education. These courses can be used anywhere and offer self-paced study options. You'll find options that cover core academic subjects, as well as courses that can serve as interesting electives for your child. These courses feature short, engaging lessons that work for a variety of grade levels, as well as interactive quizzes that help students measure their progress. The following are some options for middle and high school students:

SubjectCourses
English9th Grade English
10th Grade English
11th Grade English
12th Grade English
AP English Literature
AP English Language
MathematicsHigh School Algebra I
High School Algebra II
High School Trigonometry
High School Precalculus
AP Calculus
ScienceMiddle School Physical Science
Middle School Earth Science
High School Physical Science
High School Physics
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C
Social ScienceHigh School Psychology
AP Macroeconomics
HumanitiesAP Music Theory
HistoryMiddle School World History
Middle School U.S. History
High School World History
High School U.S. History
AP World History
AP European History
AP U.S. History

If you have a younger child, you can check out these science, social studies, language arts and math courses for kids. These educational options were set up to help younger students develop a foundational knowledge of these important subjects.

Educational Records

You are not required to keep any educational records in Wyoming. However, maintaining records in attendance, samples of school work, test scores and the textbooks you used could be helpful for your child's continuing educational goals. Your child may need these records if he or she enrolls in public school, seeks employment, or pursues higher education.

What Can My Child Do at Public Schools?

Your child may be able to take part in extra-curricular activities offered by public schools in Wyoming, including sports. You will need to check with the Wyoming High School Activities Association (www.whsaa.org) to ensure that your child can participate.

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