Getting Started Home Schooling


School Board Staff

Please contact Emily Horne or Sherry Denny with questions.

Mailing Address:           8020 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Phone Number:             540-834-2500

Email Address:    

Fax:                               540-834-2556


How to successfully complete the home school process

Step 1: Submit a notice of intent via US Mail, Fax, Email or by dropping it off in person. If you use the home school email address ( you will receive an automated email reply confirming that your email was received. You may write your own notice of intent. However, if you would like to use our notice of intent, acopy can be found by clicking here.

Step 2: Choose the home school option that you are pursuing. Remember to provide the appropriate documentation according to the option that you have selected. Want to review the home schooling options? If so, click on the notice of intent link above.

Step 3: Submit a list of courses that the student will be taking.

Step 4: Submit test scores at the end of the school year.


Useful Forms: Use the links in the left-hand column


Testing Opportunities

High School home instruction students may participate in Advanced Placement (AP), Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), SAT and ACT examinations.  Parents may contact the appropriate high school counseling office for PSAT and AP examination registration.  PSAT and AP exams are ordered in advance so please contact the appropriate counseling office as early as possible during the school year.  Families can sign up for the SAT and ACT exam by using the links below.

SAT Assessment Information can be found at:

ACT Assessment Information can be found at:

PSAT Assessment Information can be found at: 

Advanced Placement Information can be found at:


End Of Year Testing Resources For Home School Families:

Listed below are some resources for annual testing purposes. This list is provided as a resource only. You may know of or prefer to use another company. 

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