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Be sure to submit a one-time Notice of Intent (from the NHN website) and education plan to the local public school superintendent for each child before you begin homeschooling or within 10 days of formally removing your child from public school or within 30 days of establishing residency in Nevada. The major home education organizations have 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 organizations in Nevada. You can find more support groups at their website.
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.
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 organizations in your state.
PO Box 60364, Reno, NV 89506
Phone: (775) 742-9076
Our main purpose is to encourage homeschool families and promote the local support group by providing website advertising, counseling, and connecting families in the homeschool community. NCHS is a Christian corporation but all are welcome to join. $25 annual dues.
PO Box 1212, Carson City, NV 89702
NHN strives to advocate for homeschooling and to look out for the freedom of each family to educate their own children as they see best. It is our intent to respond to the wishes, concerns and interests of the homeschooling community, and to report on legislative, legal and other matters relevant to homeschooling and family education. $25 annual dues..
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A forum for Catholic Homeschoolers in the state of Nevada to share helpful information in our quest to homeschool our children in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church. We invite any Catholics in the state that are, or are considering homeschooling to join us.
Phone: (702) 839-2222
A Christian homeschool support group providing and sharing prayer, support, ideas, and encouragement to strengthen our homeschooled families by and through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Monthly field trips, student speaking days, a reading club, music, physical education, and holiday socials are events geared to enhance knowledge and fellowship for students and homeschool providers.
Area: Las Vegas
Dayton Valley Christian Home Educators
DVCHE is a Christian homeschool group with a vision to support and encourage homeschool families through prayer, fellowship, information, resources, and activities like field trips, parties, and events.
Area: Dayton Valley
Contact: Cat Rutherford
Eagles is a Christian-led co-op, a ministry of Canyon Ridge Christian Church, open to all homeschoolers. We offer teen, tween, and elementary activities, school pictures, yearbook, graduation / promotion, and many other services. Our monthly parent meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month.
Area: Las Vegas
Phone: (775) 544-1908
HEOF offers fun and loving Homeschooling field trips, programs, elist, Support Group Homeschooling Ministries and Homeschool Educational Conferences and Curriculum Fair(s). General membership is open to all homeschooling families. $20 annual dues.
Area: Sparks, Northern Nevada
INCLUSIVE support group open to all homeschoolers. We value and respect our different educational philosophies as well as our diverse religious views and affiliations. Our common ground is that we are all homeschooling, and we have children who just want to have some fun!
Area: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Pahump, Mesquite, etc.
LDS and like-minded families are welcome to share in our passion for teaching our children. This group hosts weekly co-op which can include social activities, idea sharing, classes, field trips, etc. We will also have regular Mom Meetings to lend support, brainstorm ideas for future co-ops, make decisions that involve the group etc. We will share local resources with one another as well as be a support to one another in our shared passion for educating our children.
This is a group for liberal-minded homeschoolers to connect for support, discussion, playgroups, and activities. To join this group you must be homeschooling or interested in homeschooling your child/ren. You must consider yourself liberal-minded. Liberal-minded here means open-minded, free-thinking, alternative, and thinking outside the box. All philosophies and methods of home education are welcome. All races, religions, ages, social backgrounds, and lifestyles are encouraged to participate. We are a diverse and open-minded community.
Area: Reno and Northern Nevada.
This group is a place for homeschooling families to come together and plan/share activities, inform one another about upcoming events, organize joint field trips, and to support one another as we undertake this wonderful journey of mentoring our children.
Area: Moapa Valley
We are a base-sponsored homeschool group and use this site for disseminating information to each other and for general chatter about homeschooling in general or activities of our group. When you request membership please let us know a little bit about yourself - how you found us, how many kids, how many homeschooling, how long you've been at Nellis.
Area: Nellis AFB
Phone: (702) 852-NNHS
Area: Reno and Northern Nevada
Pahrump Valley Christian Home Educators
PVCHE is a support group to help homeschoolers through activities, field trips, crafts, parties, a lending library, and information on homeschooling legal issues. We are a Christian group, however, membership is open to all.
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