Homeschooling in South Dakota

Please note, this is not intended as legal advice. This is for informational purposes only and should you choose to Homeschool in South Dakota then you need to double check the South Dakota Department of Education website for current regulations.

Planning on homeschooling in South Dakota? Make sure you're following these regulations so your homeschool stays in compliance with South Dakota homeschool regulations.

To homeschool in South Dakota, parents must complete the following steps:

  1. Every year, complete and file a notification for Public School Exemption
  2. Return the completed exemption form to the public school district office, where you reside
  3. Choose the best homeschool curriculum that includes required subjects of language arts and math
  4. Participate in standardized tests in grades 4, 8 and 11.
  5. Keep good records.

The best way to stay on top of changes in homeschool regulations is to connect with other local homeschoolers in South Dakota.


South Dakota Secular Homeschool Groups

Black Hills Homeschool Association

“We are an inclusive group of home educating parents dedicated to empowering all homeschoolers in the Black Hills of South Dakota through Support, Encouragement and Education.”

Our Way of Learning Homeschool Collective

“We are an inclusive, nonprofit homeschool group serving the greater Sioux Falls area.  Our group is secular in nature, and is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, ethnic background, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or family composition.”