Required Documents

The following documents are required when submitting the Notice of Intent via the online notification process, mail, or email:

  1. Notice of intent to provide home instruction. Notice of Intent Form (PDF)
  2. Description of curriculum or program of study.

    Please note that due to recent changes in the Code of Virginia parents need only submit a list of subjects to be studied during the coming year.  Parents may complete the sample Description of Curriculum (PDF) or submit a curriculum description or program of study in an alternate format:
  3. Supporting documents proving eligibility to provide home instruction (choose only one):

    Designation under which you will provide Home Instruction... Required Documentation
    I hold a high school diploma. A copy of my diploma or transcript from high school or a post-secondary institution.
    I am a teacher of qualifications prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education. My current teaching certificate from the Virginia Department of Education.
    I am providing a program of studies or curriculum delivered through a correspondence course or distance learning program or in any other manner. A description of a program of studies or curriculum. 
    I am providing evidence that I am able to provide an adequate education for my child(ren). Evidence that I am able to provide an adequate education for my child(ren) and a description of the curriculum to be followed for the coming school year. 
    I am a certified tutor or providing a certified tutor with an active license.  A copy of a current certified tutor license.
  4. Immunization Requirements:

    Section 22.1-271.4 of the Code of Virginia requires that parents of students being taught at home or those excused from attendance under the provisions of § 22.1-254  or § 22.1-254.1 of the Virginia Code comply with the immunization requirements of § 32.1-46 of the Virginia Code in the same manner and to the same extent as if the child were enrolled in and attending school.

    Upon request by the Division Superintendent, parents are requested to provide evidence of immunizations, unless the parents submit an affidavit stating that immunization conflicts with their religious beliefs; or the parents provide a doctor’s statement indicating that one or more of the required immunizations is detrimental to the child’s health. This statement must include the specific nature of the medical condition or the circumstances that contraindicate immunization.

Contact Information:


Mailing Address:

PWCS Office of Student Services
Home Instruction
P.O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108