Virginia Compulsory Education Laws
|Code Section||22.1-254, et seq.|
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 5 and 18|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Enrolled in private, parochial, or home instruction or taught by qualified tutor; children suffering infectious diseases; children under 10 living over 2 miles from school unless transportation provided within 1 mile; children 10 to 17 living over 2.5 miles from school unless transportation within 1.5 miles; achieved high school diploma; upon recommendation of court; expulsion or other offense|
|Home School Provisions||Parent must hold baccalaureate degree or be certified teacher or use approved correspondence course or other approved program including standards of board of education for language arts and mathematics; parent must give notice; approved achievement tests or evaluation required|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||Class 3 misdemeanor|
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