HOME SCHOOLING
 
OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
2780 WEST FOURTH ST, WILLIAMSPORT, PA 17701
570-327-5500 X33505
 
This website will link you to documentation regarding home schooling, registration services, contact information and the WASD home schooling packet in PDF. If you have any questions please contact the Student Services Department at 57-0327-5500 x33505 or Crystal Maddy at cmaddy@wasd.org.
 
Students who are enrolled in home schooling either all day or part day are not eligible for a WASD High School Diploma, and are not included in consideration for awards or GPA standings such as honor roll.
 
 Please click the link here for the Home School Information Packet
 

The Williamsport Area School District Policy 137, Home Education Programs can be found here: Policy 137

 
Regulations:

Under School Board Policy 137, home educated students will be permitted to participate in curricular, co-curricular and athletic activities of the school district subject to administrative regulations and the availability of openings in the program after accommodating the needs of students enrolled on a full time basis. No special transportation accommodations will be provided to home educated students. Home educated students who wish to participate in any WASD activity will be required to complete a full enrollment registration packet and provide all required documentation. The school principal and staff will be responsible for supervision and discipline of home educated students while participating in school activities. Students will be expected to follow all rules and regulations of the Williamsport Area School District.

 
Application/Affidavit:
 
Appendix A: The application and affidavit are required by the Williamsport Area School District for home schooling. The form must be submitted to Mrs. Crystal Maddy, at the Williamsport District Service Center at least two (2) weeks in advance of when home schooling will begin. Once the application has been reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services a letter will be sent confirming approval by the school district. An affidavit is required for each individual child being enrolled in home schooling. A new affidavit must be submitted every year by August 1st.
 
 
 
Materials Request
 

Appendix B: Home schooling parents may request materials from the WASD. The request for materials form is due in the Office of Student Services by August 12th. One form needs to be completed for each student you are requesting materials for. All materials borrowed must be returned by June 30th when the evaluators certification is submitted.
 
 
 
Academic Class Enrollment Request
 
Appendix C: Home schooling students may enroll in WASD academic classes. Appendix C is used for all requests to participate in curricular academic classes. Requests received after the August 12th deadline will still be accepted, but will be based on availability and current enrollment in the requested class. Students enrolling to take any academic classes must complete a full district student registration packet and provide all required documentation. No special transportation accommodations will be provided for students taking academic classes.
 
 
 
 PIAA Interscholastic Athletics Participation Grade 7-12
 
Appendix D: Home schooling students wishing to participate in PIAA Interscholastic athletics must complete appendix D and the full district student registration packet and provide all required documentation. An athletic physical and PIAA paperwork must also be completed for participation and a link is provided below to these documents. Requests made after the August 12th deadline will still be accepted but cannot guarantee participation if sport season has already started.
 
 
 
 Full Time Enrollment in WASD:
 
A student who was enrolled in home schooling and chooses to enroll full time in the WASD, will be placed at the appropriate grade level based upon their current age and date of birth. Further academic testing may be required by the school district to ensure the student is enrolled in classes where they can be successful in the school setting. Any student who enrolls at the Williamsport Area High School as a full time student must take the required core courses as required by the school board policy including math, social studies, language arts and science, and will be required to participate in standardized state tests as required by the state of Pennsylvania.
 
Any home school student who enrolls full time at the Williamsport Area High School will be required to meet all graduation credit and course requirements to graduate with a diploma from the Williamsport Area School District. Course credits will be awarded based upon review of evaluation documentation submitted to WASD in prior years.
 
 
Staff Contacts:
 
Application/Affidavit/Questions About Home Schooling:   Mrs. Crystal Maddy 570-327-5500 x 33505 - cmaddy@wasd.org
 
Director of Student Services:   Dr. Richard Poole 570-327-5500 x 33507 - rpoole@wasd.org
 
Athletic Director:   Mr. Sean McCann 570-323-8411 x 60507 - smccaan@wasd.org
 
 
Pennsylvania Department of Education Information (Updated January 2016)
 
 
 
 
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