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