The Chatham Central School District is committed to growth for all students and recognizes the rights and responsibilities of parents in the education of their children. Homeschooling is a viable educational choice, subject to laws and regulations of New York State.
Chatham residents who wish to homeschool must submit a letter of intent to homeschool, an Individual Home Instruction Plan (IHIP), annual evaluations and quarterly reports. Click on the links below to see models of these forms:
All forms should be submitted to:
Office of Pupil Services
Chatham Central Schools
50 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037
Homeschooling parents or students may request a determination of substantial equivalency between the homeschool and public high school program for the purpose of documenting substantial equivalency in the college application process. Click the highlighted words to view Chatham’s procedures in response to requests for substantial equivalency determination.
The links below may help families who are interested in homeschooling learn about requirements and procedures. Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Jean Scheriff, at 392-1535.
Additional Information on Homeschooling is available from:
District Policy on Homeschooling
New York State Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
Commissioner of Education Regulations, Part 100.10:
Guidelines on Revised Rules and Regulations Relating to Homeschools and College Entrance: