A Quick Start Guide to Homeschooling in WV

In today’s world, many families find themselves unexpectedly considering homeschooling.

School violence and bullying are on the rise. The political nature of public education has changed. And, now thousands of children are at home in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

No matter what your reasons for starting, CHEWV is here to help!

Families may find themselves overwhelmed with where to begin. It is our goal to encourage you along the way and provide you with valuable helps and resources that will help you make the best decision for your family.

My kids are stuck at home because of COVID-19.  Am I homeschooling?

Not really.

Across the country, schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your children may be at home with you while you complete work provided by the school, but it’s TEMPORARY. If you are planning to send your child back to school when the doors open again, you are not homeschooling. 

WV “homeschoolers” are students who appear on a Notice of Intent sent to the County Superintendent and who are then taught at least reading, language, math, science and social studies – that are each assessed annually. Right now during our social quarantine, thousands of students are being taught at home in WV without technically being “homeschoolers.”

But, what if?

  • What if you like the idea of homeschooling and want to explore your options?
  • What if you don’t want to send them back?
CHEWV is here to help!