Home School Day at the Capitol

Each year during the WV Legislative session, homeschoolers gather at the WV State Capitol to highlight the advantages and successes of homeschooling to the legislators. This is an important day for WV homeschooling!

Many of the legislators do not personally know a homeschooling family.  As families from all over the state converge on the Capitol in an effort to meet and talk with them, the legislators get to see the dedication and excellence that a home education provides.  The halls are lined with creative displays that showcase homeschoolers’ active part in communities all over West Virginia.

Legislators comment how respectful, outgoing, and intelligent the students are.  The stereotype of unsocialized homeschool students is refuted as the students meet legislators, perform fine arts selections, or participate as pages.   Educational tours are also available to round out the experience for participating families.

*Please Note the new Capitol Security Policy that was put into effect in 2016.  The rules for this policy can be found under “Preparing Ahead” below.

To learn about the day’s events, see the links below!

Home School Day at the Capitol

Thursday, February 16, 2017

These pages will give an idea of what happens at this important event.

Schedule of Events:

(Subject to Change – Check registration table for current schedule on the day of the event)

8:45 a.m.                   Registration and Set-up (Upper Rotunda)
9:00 a.m.                  Group Meeting (Lower Rotunda)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.     Visit Representatives
11:00 a.m.                 Attend Legislative Session
12:15 p.m.                 Home School Rally/Performances (Lower Rotunda)
3:00 p.m.                  Displays can be removed from Rotunda