REGISTERED NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS (NOT
SEEKING STATE APPROVAL)
REGISTERED NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS (NOT
SEEKING STATE APPROVAL)
HOME STUDY
Louisiana Families may choose to independently provide an excellent education to their children from their home.  
Louisiana families typically provide this independent education through a Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education approved home study program or a registered nonpublic school.

To comply with state attendance laws, parents who want to educate their children in a home study program must apply
and be approved annually by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. A child enrolled in an approved
home study program is considered in attendance at school.

Parents who enroll their child in a home study program are solely responsible for deciding the curriculum and
providing instruction. Louisiana does not provide funding for home study programs.

Students in a home study program are not required to take state assessments. Students in a home study program
may participate in interscholastic athletic activities.

Diplomas awarded through an approved home study program are recognized by all post-secondary educational
institutions.
HOME STUDY PROGRAM APPLICATION
Required Documentation for Renewal Application