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Home Education in Alaska

If you receive NO government funding or assistance, you do not need to register with any government entity and you are not under any state education requirements.

However, if you enroll your child in a charter or correspondence or cyber school that receives government funding or assistance or if you enroll your child even part-time in a government school, you must comply with the applicable state education laws (see below).

The major home education organization has other guidelines and information to help you get started.

NOTE: The information provided is a guideline. It is important for all parents to understand the statutes, procedures, policies, and/or guidelines in their home state and do what is necessary to comply with them. Find out the law in your state.

Home Education Resources and Support Groups

Families have been educating their children at home for years.  You don't need to start from scratch! 

Start with our Home Education Resources where you'll find links to curriculum, materials, teaching methods, answers to common questions about home education, step-by-step suggestions and creative options, and links to national organizations. Our goal is to share some of the best and most popular materials and resources.

You are not alone! There are many home education support groups in your area who have suggestions for teaching individual subjects, outlines of teaching methods, special needs links, activities, events, and much, much more.

We also have links below to the major home education organization in Alaska. You can find more support groups at their website.


Private Schools

Use the National Center for Education Statistics to find a private school in your area - just enter your city!  This useful database has many ways to search, provides stats such as grade levels of schools, student population, contact info for schools.

Laws and Standards

For the best understanding on the law and how to read it, we recommend National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD). Once you read their site, you'll know why they are your vanguards of true legal freedom.  Here is an excerpt from NHELD:


Parents educate their children for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. However, there is one thing that is crucial for all parents, the need to be free so that they are able to educate in the manner in which they choose in the best interest of their children. Together, we can and must retain this freedom; without freedom, there is only one choice: government schooling. That is not acceptable.


We also have links to the laws regarding education (from the APHEA website) and educational standards (from Developing Educational Standards)

If you feel that your group is not properly represented below - or if you know of a group that should be listed in one of our categories - or if you find a broken link - please let us know.  Thank you!


You may want to start with the main home education organization in your state.

Alaska Private & Home Educators Association (APHEA)
P.O. Box 141764, Anchorage, AK 99514
Phone:  (907) 376-9382

Alaska's statewide Christian Homeschool Organization since 1986.  APHEA is a membership-based coalition of parents and others who have banded together for the furtherance of educational excellence through alternatives to the government-operated public schools through publications, seminars, annual homeschool convention, and as a liaison between home education and the Alaska legislature.


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North Star Independent Homeschoolers
Phone:  (907) 488-3784
We are families of home-schoolers in Interior Alaskaís North Star Borough who homeschool our children without taking any government monies or oversight to do so.  This is a great and legal option for all homeschooling families in Alaska!
  We offer monthly meetings, a veteran homeschool family mentorship program, clubs for children, and much more!  We meet monthly in North Pole from August through May.

Area:  North Star Borough


Eagle River Christian Homeschool Association (ERCHA)

We are Christian families who have chosen to educate our children at home without government restrictions or oversight.  We offer activities, clubs, momís tea, curriculum/book sale.

Area:  Chugiak/Eagle River area


Alaska Free Homeschoolers

This site is designed for the encouragement of Alaskan private homeschoolers who have resolved to remain free of state control in all manner possible, specifically by not accepting any state monies through the State of Alaska correspondence or charter school programs.  We welcome political action alerts of specific interest to private homeschooling families.  We have also coordinated get-togethers and field trips for our children.  Oh, and we have FUN, too.


Eielson AFB/Fort Wainwright Home Schoolers

We gather together to network, meet other homeschoolers, share ideas, socialize etc. Anyone who wants to organize something of interest for their own family and invite others along may do so on this list. Hikes, park days, game nights, group science experiments, field trips, and tours are some of the activities that our members may set up to name a few.
Area:  Eielson AFB/Fort Wainwright

Fairbanks Homeschoolers

This is where you can get support, discuss homeschooling, trade curriculum, announce events (even garage sales) with only a few rules.  We have some wonderful Fairbanks resources listed under our links.
Area:  Fairbanks, North Pole, Salcha, Fox and outlying areas


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