Indiana Laws and Regulations

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An overview of the homeschool laws and regulations of Indiana, along with links to legislative source information, additional reference materials and government resources on homeschooling.

Indiana State Legislature

Compulsory attendance between the ages of 7 and 17 (with parental consent- 16)

Teacher certification required – No

State required subjectscourses – Subjects usually taught in the public schools

Required number of hours per day per year – Equal to the public schools.

  • You must teach in English.
  • You shall furnish to the state superintendent of schools (if they request it) the number of children by grade level that you are teaching.
  • You must keep attendance records, solely to verify the enrollment and attendance of the particular child upon request of the state or the local school.
  • The schools have no authority to approve or disapprove your homeschool.
  • These laws are protected by case laws and legislative statute. There are no teacher qualifications and standardized testing is not mandatory. A home school is legally considered a private school.

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