Into the Public School from Private Homeschool
Transferring into the public school is usually not a problem.
schools are required to take your child and will be paid for your
child's attendance from the first day. Simply contact the
office with birth certificate, proof of residence, and vaccination
records and they will set it up.
If at all possible please transfer into the school over the summer
break. This allows them to ensure your child will have all of
textbooks, workbooks, and other necessary materials, as well as a
classroom assignment for that all-important first day.
Each school has its own procedure for incoming students. Some
will request standardized test scores in order to ensure proper
classroom placement. Some schools will simply place the new student in
with students of the same age.
Transferring often becomes more complicated at the high school
level. A high school graduation diploma typically certifies
four years of a student's education. If your student wants to
attend public high school for only the last two years, for instance,
your child can certainly attend classes there but the school may not be
willing to give your student a high school diploma unless the previous
high school level work can be verified or was done through an