Vermont Homeschooling Resources

Vermont Agency of Education – Home Study: Forms and guidelines for enrolling in home study, resources, end of year assessments, special education guidelines
o Home Study Updates-COVID-19
o Home Study FAQ-COVID-19
o Guidelines for Home Study in Vermont: Contains information necessary to prepare and submit an enrollment notice for homeschooling. Excerpts from relevant statutes and rules are also provided.
o Minimum Course of Study (MCOS) – Vermont state statute requires that parents provide a list of skills and topics, scope and sequence, for each of the topic areas that the student will be learning about during the course of the school year for each child.
o Home Study Form Instructions and Checklist
o Home Study Newsletter
o Questions may be referred to the Home Study Team via phone at 802-828-6225 or email AOE.HomeStudy@vermont.gov.

Vermont Transferable Skills Assessment Supports

Common Core Standards


HSLDA: Homeschooling law, rights, cases, and resource

National Homeschool Association: The NHSA provides comprehensive support, programs, activities, and resources to the nationwide community of homeschoolers.

Vermont PBS: At Home Learning – Vermont Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and the Agency of Education (AOE) are partnering to support continuity of learning for our students and school communities this Fall.

o Learning Media – VTPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos,
interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.

Learning Express Library: Use your library card to access online resources and practice tests for learners of all ages, K-adult. Practice tests for high-schoolers include GED, SAT, ACT, AP, and more. You will also find valuable career prep resources for those entering the workforce or looking to make a career change.

Universal Class: Brought to you by the VT State Library. Use your library card to access over 500 online courses.

Homeschooling Book List: This list was collated by the Vermont Department of Libraries from library listservs in August 2020.

Oak Meadow – Resources for families and independent learners in kindergarten to grade 12
o Homeschooling during Coronavirus
o Transitioning from School to Homeschooling
o Adjusting to Homeschooling Mid-Year
o 14 Tips for Working from Home and Homeschooling
o Setting Up Your Homeschool Space
o Organizing Your Homeschool Day
o Guidelines for Home Teachers

Facebook Groups/List Serv Groups:

Moms Homeschooling Vermont Chat Group – Where to find reliable Homeschooling in Vermont information

NW VT Homeschoolers

Central VT Homeschoolers

Waldorf Inspired Homeschoolers

Librarians Serving Homeschool Families

It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool K-8

It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool Highschool

For lessons activities and ideas, click here.

For online museum tours and exhibitions, click here.

For area museums, parks, and historic sites, click here.

Interested in meeting local homeschooling families?  Have specific homeschooling questions that you can’t find answers to?  Email us at betsy@bradfordvtlibrary.org (subject line “Homeschooling”) and we will try to put you in touch with the right folks.

Many thanks to the Vermont Department of Libraries, Vermont Agency of Education, libraries around the country, educators, and homeschooling families that have shared resources and contributed to this growing list.