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HOME SCHOOL FORMS
ASAA Guidelines for School Administrators When Implementing AS 14.30.365 in ASAA Member Schools
ASAA Eligibility Checklist for School Administrators
ASAA Eligibility Checklist for High School Students Enrolled in Alternative Education Programs as Defined AS 14.30.365 (c) (1)
List of Accreditation Agencies Recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
List of Statewide Correspondence Programs

HOME SCHOOL LAW
Alaska Statute, AS 14.30.365, also called the ”Home School Law” goes into effect on July 1, 2013. This law will permit students who are enrolled in “alternative education programs” and accredited home schools as defined under AS 14.30.365, and who are otherwise eligible to participate in high school interscholastic activities, to select a “school of eligibility” within a public school district or private or religious school. A recent amendment clarified that home schools must be located in Alaska although not exclusively.

The following suggestions and guidelines have been developed to aid school administrators/parents/students in fully implementing the “letter and the spirit” of the law. For further clarification contact ASAA at 907-563-3723 or your school administration.

ASAA Eligibility Checklist for School Administrators
ASAA Eligibility Checklist For High School Students
ASAA Guidelines for School Administrators When Implementing AS 14.30.365 in ASAA Member Schools
Senate Bill 41
ASAA Bylaw Amendments re: Senate Bill 41
Position Statement – Private School Participation
Alternative Education Program Students In Music, Art and World Language Declamation
Q’s & A’s for Parents and School Administrators on ASAA Bylaws When Implementing AS 14.30.365

LIST OF ACCREDITATION AGENCIES
Recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) March 2013

This list is intended to provide information to families who are schooling their students under the “alternative education program” definition of AS 14.30.365, “accredited home school.” The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) has listed regional accreditation agencies that it will “recognize” as per the language in the statute. While the list is complete on March 11, 2013, other accreditation agencies might be considered in the future so the list could be expanded. DEED suggests that if parents find that their home school is accredited by a different agency, they should contact DEED at (907) 465-2800 for a review it to see if it meets the State’s standards.

1. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
http://www.neasc.org

2. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS)
http://www.msa-cess.org/RelId/33637/ISvars/default/Home.htm

3. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
http://www.acswasc.org/affiliations.htm

(The following 3 regions have associated themselves with Advanc-Ed and their standards and administration are now processed through that entity)
 AdvancEd http://www.advanc-ed.org

4. North Central Association, Commission of Accreditation and School Improvement
http://www.ncacasi.org/

5. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
http://www.sacs.org/

6. Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
http://www.northwestaccreditation.org/northwest-partnerships