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Interested in homeschooling in Wyoming? Wyoming is one of those states where homeschooling is one of the most free in the country. With minimal requirements, families are able to teach their children in a way they feel is best.
There are several groups to thank for this freedom and, as a result, one of the strongest communities to homeschool in. With dozens of co-ops and groups, there is so many opportunities to connect with others throughout this beautiful state.
Here is everything that you need to know to start your own homeschooling journey in the great state of Wyoming!
Homeschooling in Wyoming
Wyoming has set up homeschooling to meet the needs of each individual family. They have two options available to help families have the best homeschooling experience.
Option 1: Homeschooling under Wyoming’s homeschool statute.
This is done by submitting your curriculum to your local public school annually. This is to ensure that you are teaching the proper subjects.
Wyoming law requires homeschooling parents to provide a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, civics, history, literature, and science.
Option 2: Homeschool as a parochial, church, or religious school.
Under this option, you may enroll your child in a church school that allows you to teach your child at home. In order to qualify under this option, your homeschool must be under the auspices or control of a local church, denomination, or similar religious organization.
Either way, your child must be enrolled from ages 7-16.
Homeschool Record Keeping in Wyoming
Aside from registering your child annually with an ‘intent to homeschool’ form, there are no other records required. You can download a sample form from Homeschool Wyoming.
In the state of Wyoming, there are no required state assessments or immunizations.
Homeschool Community & Encouragement
Homeschool Conventions in Wyoming
There are some must-not-miss homeschool conventions in Wyoming. They are the perfect resource to build your passion for homeschooling as well as the perfect opportunity to connect with other like-minded families.
Homeschool Wyoming holds an annual convention for families that is a can’t miss event. Its held in the late spring and is a great way to end the school year. This conference is designed to build up homeschooling families to continue educating their families as they see fit.
Homeschool Groups & Co-ops in Wyoming
To me, homeschooling in Wyoming is one of the most community-led efforts in the country. There are countless co-ops and community groups around the state, both secular and biblical.
Here are a few homeschool co-ops that will help you start your search.
- Black Hills Catholic Home Educators
- C.H.R.I.S.T. Antelope Valley Homeschool Support Group
- Gillette Christian Home Educators (GCHE)
- Powell Valley Homeschoolers
- Star Valley Home Educators (SVHE)
- Steelwater Homeschoolers
- Big Horn Basin Home Schoolers
- Central Wyoming Home School Group
- Common Ground Homeschoolers of Laramie
- Homeschoolers of Casper
- Southern Wyoming Christian Home Educators (SWCHE)
- Sublette County Home Schoolers
If you are new to homeschooling, feel free to try out a few before you find the right ‘fit’. Just because one is down the street may not make it the best group for you and your kids.
Try out a few in your town, because the right homeschool group will change your life and how successful the entire homeschool experience is.
Other Learning Options
In the state of Wyoming, if you live in a certain school district then it is possible to register your children for any public school extracurricular activities. This can look like drama club, mathletes or any sports.
Must- Try Field Trips
These two places are a must-visit!
Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody – Home to five museums and a research library, you can easily make a day trip at this center that was established in 1917. Families can take part in a number of kid-friendly programs, explore the exhibits, and more as they learn about the people and places that are part of the American West’s rich history.
Yellowstone National Park – Established in 1872, Yellowstone holds the title of the country and the world’s first national park. It is so popular that I think locals almost try to avoid it- but please don’t! With over 2.2 million acres spread across three states, nine visitor centers, thousands of miles of trails, hundreds of waterfalls, and world-famous attractions like Old Faithful geyser, families will definitely want to make a day trip to this exciting destination.
Enjoy Homeschooling in Wyoming
The Wyoming community has worked hard to keep certain freedoms that come with homeschooling. As a result, the families that have chosen to homeschool are stronger than ever.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments: are you homeschooling in Wyoming? What are some of your favorite resources and tips? What advice would you share with families who are new to homeschooling in this state? Drop a comment below!
And if you’d love to have a printable resource to use to keep track of state homeschool requirements, key organizations, activities and field trip plans, and curriculum notes, grab a copy of my Curriculum & Activity Planner below (it’s free!):
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