State Laws
Read the laws regulating home education in Indiana and browse through the case law and legal opinions relating to those laws, along with government publications relating to homeschooling and summaries of the laws.
Summaries and Explanations of Indiana Homeschooling Laws
Indiana Home School Help Sheet
This help sheet is provided by the Indiana Department of Education. It lists the basics of homeschooling in Indiana.
The Relationship Between Public Schools and Home Schools In Indiana
Questions and answers regarding the relationship between public schools and home schools in Indiana.
Indiana Home School Laws
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Indiana. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Indiana.
Private Education/Home Schooling
The Indiana Department of Education's summary of the laws pertaining to homeschooling.
State Homeschooling Laws in Indiana
The law requires that our children be in school from 7-17 years of age and that they attend school for 180 days each year. This summary of the law is provided by the Indiana Association of Home Educators.
Withdrawing a Child from Public School to Homeschool
Contains suggestions that are useful for many Indiana families wishing to withdraw their children from public school and transfer them to a home-based private school, or home school.
Indiana Statutes Pertaining to Home Education
Home School Laws from HSLDA
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Indiana Code IC 20-33-2 Compulsory School Attendance
This is the full text of the compulsory school attendance statutes. These pertain to those who choose to home educate their children as well.

IC 20-33-2-8 Students not bound by requirements Sec. 8. A student is not bound by the requirements of this chapter until the student becomes seven (7) years of age, if, upon request of the superintendent of the school corporation, the parent of a student who would otherwise be subject to compulsory school attendance under section 6 of this chapter certifies to the superintendent that the parent intends to: (1) enroll the student in a nonaccredited, nonpublic school; or (2) begin providing the student with instruction equivalent to that given in the public schools as permitted under section 28 of this chapter; not later than the date on which the student becomes seven (7) years of age.

IC 20-33-2-28 Compulsory attendance for full term; duty of parentSec. 28. (a) This section does not apply during a period when a child is excused from school attendance under this chapter. (b) It is unlawful for a parent to: (1) fail; (2) neglect; or (3) refuse; to send the parent's child to a public school for the full term as required under this chapter unless the child is being provided with instruction equivalent to that given in public schools. As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17.
Case Law and Legal Opinions
Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
In Pierce v. Society of the Sisters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "the fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments of this Union repose excludes any general power of the state to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the creature of the state."
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