Homeschooling in Oklahoma
Friday, 30 July 2021

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Which state guarantees the right to homeschool as part of its state constitution?

 

If you guessed Oklahoma, you would be correct!

 

In 1907, language was added to Article 13, Section 4 of the Oklahoma State Constitution, for the specific purpose of protecting parents’ right to choose to homeschool their children. So, it would make sense that Oklahoma’s home education laws are straightforward and easy to follow. 



Oklahoma Homeschooling Laws

 

 

 

 

Record-Keeping - Academic progress must be established and maintained for each child. This would include the number of school days (include field trip days!), lesson plans, books read, special projects or labs, grades/report cards, and standardized testing scores. 

 

 

 

Transcripts - Traditionally, transcripts are kept and issued by the school a student attends, but homeschooling parents may create their own student transcripts. Some parents choose to assign credits to each course. You may also wish to include relevant information to the college(s) or field of study that your child is interested in pursuing (for example, extra-curricular activities, specialized areas of study, volunteer work, or special awards).

 Check out this article from BJU Press Homeschool on Tips and Tricks for High School Transcripts.

Oklahoma Homeschooling Resources

HSOK (Homeschool Oklahoma)Oklahoma’s statewide homeschool organization. Their purpose is to protect, promote, equip, and encourage privately-funded, parent-led, home education for freedom, for family, for the future. They host an annual Family Conference designed to equip and encourage homeschooling families.

 

Co-ops allow parents to share the load of teaching. Maybe math is not your strongest subject, but you have a degree in history, or you are fluent in a foreign language. Or perhaps you are just wondering how to teach more than one child at a time. In a co-op, you can work together and share your skills with other homeschooling parents to offer various courses to your children. 

 

Enrichment Classes

 

Field Trips

State Government:

Oklahoma Capitol Building – Oklahoma’s state capitol building, is the only capitol surrounded by working oil wells. There is even an oil well slant-drilled directly underneath the Capitol building. It was named “Petunia Number One” because it was drilled through a flowerbed.

 

Historical Sites:

Museums:

National Parks:

If you have a 4th Grader, be sure to check out Every Kid Outdoors. This program offers 4th Graders (and their families) free access to national parks and historical sites!

State Parks:

Wildlife

 

Do you still have questions?

Consider joining a local Homeschool Support Group where you can connect with like-minded homeschooling families in your area for fellowship, encouragement, and support.

 

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has been defending our homeschooling freedoms for over 35 years. They provide information, resources, legal representation, grants, and special discounts to their members.

 

And be sure to connect with a HomeWorks by Precept Consultant in your state. A HomeWorks Consultant is a fellow homeschool mom who will be a friend to encourage you, pray with you, and walk alongside you in this journey. 


Meet the Author


Veronica Whitley - HomeWorks by Precept Consultant
www.homeworksbyprecept.com/Veronica-Whitley