Pennsylvania Homeschool Law
Pennsylvania compulsory school attendance age
Effective with the 2020-2021 school year, a child must comply with compulsory attendance requirements from age 6 to age 18. Specifically, a child who has attained the age of 6 on or before September 1 must enroll and attend school or begin a home education program that year. If a child turns 6 years old after September 1, the parent can wait until the next school year. No home education program can commence until the affidavit and other required documentation are filed with the local school district.
Students who graduate from high school are exempt from compulsory attendance.
Updated July 2020
Affidavits & Objectives
Affidavit Template for 1 child from PA Homeschool Support click here
Affidavit Template for 2+ children from PA Homeschool Support click here
Sample Affidavit from Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association click here
Sample Objectives from PHEA click here
Sample Objectives from PHEN click here
Sample Objectives from CHAP click here
Gov. Robert Casey signed this law into effect December 21, 1988.
Gov. Tom Corbett signed this law into effect October 31, 2014.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed this law into effect June 28, 2019.