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Eligibility and Required Conditions

While home education is not explicitly legal, the state excuses students with from school attendance to study at home in specific situations, including instances of “school refusal syndrome” (Kemble, Benjamin G.. "My Parents, My Sensei: Compulsory Education and a Homeschooling Alternative in Japan." Texas International Law Journal University of Texas at Austin School of Law Publications, 40, No. 2, Winter 2005, 335-351).

Please Note: Since homeschooling regulations change periodically and legal interpretations may vary, these data should be verified with legal counsel as well.