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Homeschooling in North Dakota

Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started. 

Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in North Dakota site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in North Dakota

Each state has different rules regarding a parent’s ability to homeschool their children and all the laws that they must follow.

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Homeschool Groups and Support in North Dakota

Some of the best resources to help homeschool families be successful are homeschool associations, support groups, and co-ops.  

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How to Start Homeschooling in North Dakota

If you have decided that homeschool is a good fit for your family, you are probably wondering how to get started with the whole process.  

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Field Trips Available to Homeschoolers in North Dakota

The flexibility to go on more field trips is one of the many perks of homeschooling.  

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North Dakota Homeschool Laws and Requirements

Many states have rules and guidelines regarding parents homeschooling their children. Here are some links to help you find information regarding North Dakota.


Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in North Dakota, it is important to establish a clean environment where distractions are limited for your child to study on a regular schedule.  Study routines are valuable for learning discipline. They also help your child stay on track with weekly, monthly and yearly academic goals. Create a schedule and expect your child to stick to it. Modify the schedule when necessary to help your child stay challenged while still able to achieve your expectations.  

Read more: 10 Tips to Effectively Homeschool Online


Build Foundational Knowledge

As your child progresses in their studies, addressing gaps in their foundational knowledge will be crucial to their future success.  For example, if your child struggles with basic math, it may become nearly impossible for them to master more advanced math concepts until they get help with their basic math challenges.  In Acellus courses, Vectored Instruction automatically takes into account a student’s existing knowledge gaps and provides targeted interventions to bridge those gaps.  If a student lacks the foundational understanding required for the new concept, the system automatically provides relevant remedial content before proceeding further.

It is crucial that students achieve early success with online learning so that their confidence will grow. Sometimes it may be necessary to place your child into an earlier course so they can begin experiencing success before they are ready to start moving forward with their learning.  

Read more: Helping Your Student Excel in Acellus


You should keep thorough records of your child’s education. This will be beneficial when they apply for colleges or jobs after high school. Power Homeschool’s online parent portal automatically makes it easy to track progress, download coursework examples, attendance, and keep transcripts of classes taken.

It is also a good idea to get student ID cards and parent/teacher ID cards. Many retailers and venues offer teacher or student discounts that can be claimed by showing ID cards. A professional student ID card with a good quality identification photo included is also an good way to show that your student is enrolled is a reputable homeschool program.



Homeschool Support & Groups in North Dakota

When starting to homeschool for the first time, it is beneficial for families to get involved in their local homeschool communities. North Dakota homeschoolers can connect in a number of ways.

First, the statewide homeschool association, North Dakota Homeschool Association, hosts special events throughout the year. The association provides resources, tools, newsletters, and other perks for those who become members. Additionally, if parents have any legal questions, the North Dakota Homeschool Association would be a useful resource.

In addition to the homeschool association, families can join homeschool support groups and co-ops. Homeschool support groups allow parents to give and receive advice while giving students the chance to meet peers and make friends. Many of the groups host events, go on field trips, and partake in other enrichment activities together. Homeschool co-ops are similar to support groups, but they are more academic-focused, allowing students to learn in group settings. While some homeschool co-ops are general, many of them focus on particular areas of study or are religion-focused. Most homeschool support groups and co-ops have Facebook pages, websites, or other online forums, which makes them easy to find online.

The following are a few examples of the types of support available to homeschoolers in North Dakota:


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How to Start Homeschooling in North Dakota

If you are considering homeschool for your student, you likely have many questions and may even be confused about where to start. For this reason, we created a handy guide to help parents start homeschooling their students. In North Dakota, you will need to start by selecting which homeschooling path you want to take, followed by submitting the proper paperwork.

Next, you must select a homeschool curriculum program that fulfills the state-mandated subject requirements. Power Homeschool’s online curriculum offers courses for K-12 students. In addition to the core subjects, we provide electives, foreign languages, career and technical education, and emotional and social learning.


Homeschool Field Trips in North Dakota

One of the many benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility and freedom to incorporate more field trips into the curriculum than traditional classroom schedules allow for. 

With national and state parks, museums, zoos, and more, homeschoolers have many options when planning their next field trip in North Dakota.  Here are just of few examples to give you an idea of everything the state has to offer:


  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora: Dedicated to the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the perfect destination for homeschoolers to learn about region’s flora and fauna while seeing wildlife species in their natural habitat.
  • Dakota Zoo in Bismarck: Young animal lovers will enjoy exploring this zoo of more than 600 animal species. With various educational events, camps, and live animal displays, the Dakota Zoo offers fun activities for students of all ages.
  • North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck: Homeschoolers from North Dakota can learn about the history of the land dating back to prehistoric times. The four galleries tell the story of North Dakota through artifacts, displays, and exhibits.
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site in Williston: For almost 40 years, Fort Union was a prominent fur trade along the Missouri River. Today, visitors can learn about Native American culture, attend special events and programs, and explore the national historic site.
  • Knife River Indian Villages in Stanton: Once a major Native American trade center, the Knife River Indian Villages pay tribute to the Northern Plains Indians. Visitors can learn about what life was like in the village as well as the rich history and culture of the people.
  • Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Tappen: Home to the largest breeding colony of American White Pelicans, this refuge aims to link visitors to the region’s landscape and natural habitat.
  • National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown: Dedicated to preserving the history of bison, this museum is a great field trip for students to learn about the fascinating animal species. Visitors will also see items from Native American culture that portray their respect for the buffalo.
  • Plains Art Museum in Fargo: Aspiring artists will love exploring the Plains Art Museum. With youth classes, family programs, and guided tours, visitors have plenty of opportunities to learn about types of art from around the world.
Power Homeschool hopes this guide to homeschooling in North Dakota provides you with information and resources to start your homeschool journey. In addition to our online curriculum, we offer our parents and students various tools and resources to get started. For more information about how we can help your family start homeschooling, contact us today!

Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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