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Welcome to the Nevada Notice of Intent page

If you are new to the homeschooling community, know that 'Yes! It Works!' There are abounding success stories regarding the benefits of this process. The rewards of homeschooling are infinite and beyond measure. By stepping out as a homeschooling parent you are part of an enormous and ever growing community. It is with open arms that we welcome you to join us in this amazing journey.


 

Your first step:

NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL FORM

In the state of Nevada, laws are in place which delineate your legal rights to homeschool your child(ren). Because schooling is mandatory for individuals between the ages of 7 and 18, parents must first notify their school district of their intent to homeschool in lieu of other schooling options. Your only requirement is to fill out a "Notice of Intent to Homeschool" form for each school age child. This is a one-time filing and does not need to be refiled unless the name or address of the parent or child changes, or your child is re-entering homeschooling after being enrolled in public school. Once completed, the application should be returned to your district's homeschool office as soon as possible. Remember, this is not an Application which needs a determination, but rather it is a notification to the district regarding your decision to homeschool. Once you have filed the form, your school district will provide a written acknowledgement which clearly indicates that the parent(s) have provided the notice required by law. Your written acknowledgement will be your proof that you have complied with Nevada's compulsory attendance law.

In Washoe County, you may deliver your letter to:

Supplemental Credit Department, Washoe County School District 
785 W. 6th Street
Reno, Nevada  89503                      

or you can mail the form to:

Supplemental Credit Department, Washoe County School District           
Attn: Barbara Creveling, Administrator
P.O. Box 30425
Reno, NV  89520-3425

For additional information or instructions, you may contact Barbara Creveling at the Supplemental Credit Office:

Phone (775) 333-6100
Fax (775) 333-5189

For further information, visit the Washoe County School District Supplemental Credit website at: http://www.washoe.K12.nv.us/suppcredit/homeSchool.php

Reminder: It's very important to provide your letter of intent to your school district's homeschool representative/office by the designated time frame, which is no later than 10 days after formal withdrawal from enrollment in public school or 30 days after establishing residency in the state. If your child is enrolled in public school and you decide to pull him/her out of the school during the school term, it is best to submit a Notice of Intent to Homeschool prior to the withdrawal, so that your child can exit the public school with an acknowledgement in hand. If he/she is pulled from public school on an emergency basis, you should make every effort to turn in your Notice of Intent that day. Otherwise, you run the risk of your child(ren) being considered truant. While it may seem appropriate to deliver the form to a school principal or school personnel, these individuals may not be familiar with the process and your form may not make it to the correct department or in a timely manner. For the greatest peace of mind, homeschoolers often deliver their Notice of Intent in person. This way, a receipt can be requested at the time of delivery showing proof that you have complied with mandatory filing.


Here is a full list of contacts for other state of Nevada districts