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Home Instruction

A parent may elect to provide home instruction for his or her school-age child in lieu of school attendance provided state guidelines of §22.1-254.1 of the Code of Virginia are met. Please follow the links below for more information on home instruction. For additional information, you may also consult the Virginia Department of Education's guidelines for home instruction.

Home Instruction Guidelines for Fauquier County Public Schools

  • Parent/guardian completes Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction no later than August 15.
  • Parent/guardian submits Evidence of Progress as prescribed in §22.1-254.1 of the Code of Virginia no later than August 1 of each year following home instruction.
  • The Office of Home Instruction reviews documentation and sends acknowledgement of compliance with the Code of Virginia, or requests more information from parent/guardian if needed.

All required documentation for both the Annual Notice of Intent as well as Annual Evidence of Progress may be submitted via email: homeinstruction@fcps1.org.

A PARENT WHO MOVES INTO FAUQUIER COUNTY OR WHO BEGINS HOME INSTRUCTION AFTER THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR SHALL PROVIDE NOTIFICATION AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AND COMPLY WITH ALL NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS WITHIN 30 DAYS.

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