Home School Information Page

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When considering home school for your child, you embark on the responsibility for your child’s education.  Should you have questions regarding curriculum, testing, or future plans, please contact us.  See contact information at the bottom of this page or browse our links on the left for more information.  

We want you and your child to have a positive home school experience!


If you wish to Home School and have just moved into the Auburn District:

  • Download our ‘searchable’ Home School Handbook  where you will find the New York State regulations along with examples of the grade level documents required.
  • You can also access the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Frequently Asked Questions HERE
  • The parent/guardian is required to send their Notice of Intention to the Superintendent at the mailing address noted at the bottom of this page.  
  • Provide your previous school records or contact information for that school.
  • Provide Proof of Residence (rent/lease agreement, Utility Bill, or pay stub).
  • You will then get our letter acknowledging receipt of your document(s).  If any further documentation is necessary, the letter will reference that further documentation is required.
  • Complete the appropriate grade level Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) with the IHIP Cover Sheet - see links on the left side of this page.  
  • These documents must be submitted in a timely fashion.  See Home School Timeline below.

If you wish to Home School AND already have children attending school in the Auburn District:

  • Download our ‘searchable’ Home School Handbook.  You will find the New York State Regulations along with examples of the grade level documents required.
  • You can also access the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Frequently Asked Questions HERE
  • The parent/guardian is required to send their Notice of Intention* to the Superintendent at the mailing address noted at the bottom of this page.  
  • You will then get our letter acknowledging receipt of your document(s).  If any further documentation is necessary, the letter will reference that further documentation is required.
  • Complete the appropriate grade level Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) with the IHIP Cover Sheet - see links on the left side of this page.
  • These documents must be submitted in a timely fashion.  See Home School Timeline below.
*IMPORTANT:  If the child you wish to home school is already attending school in the Auburn district, your child must remain in school until your IHIP has been approved.



Home School Timeline:

  • A Notice of Intention for Home Instruction must be submitted each school year, DUE DATE July 1st.   
  • If you are new to the Auburn District, a Notice of Intention for Home Instruction can be submitted at the time you move into the District.
  • An IHIP Cover Sheet along with the IHIP, DUE August 15th. Please see grade level requirements in the Home School Handbook.
  • If you are new to the Auburn District, the IHIP Cover Sheet and the IHIP are DUE to the District within 4 weeks of receiving our acknowledgement letter.
  • Quarterly Reports are to be submitted according to the dates you indicated in the IHIP.
  • Your plan for your child’s year-end assessment must be indicated on your 3rd Quarterly Report.
  • The grade level appropriate year-end assessment must be submitted to the District.  DUE June 30th.
  • Please refer to pages 27-28 of the Home School Handbook for year-end assessment requirements.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Dr. Leela George
Asst. Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
PH: (315)255-8819

OR

Kimberly Dygert
Secretary, Office of Curriculum & Instruction
PH: (315) 255-8814

Mailing Address
Harriet Tubman Building - 78 Thornton Ave., Auburn, New York 13021

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