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Homeschooling in Utah

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

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

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Utah

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 Utah

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 Utah

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 Utah

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

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Utah 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 Utah. 


Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Utah, 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 Utah

Homeschoolers in Utah are lucky to have the support of two different homeschool associations. Both the Utah Home Education Association and the Utah Christian Homeschool Association provide valuable resources to homeschooling families in the state.

These organizations can provide legal counsel, advice, resources, and other information to families in need.

Support groups and co-ops are organizations that are generally created by homeschooling parents that provide families in the area the opportunity to learn and share resources, advice, and information with others. These groups might also host activities, meet-ups, events, and other opportunities.

Co-ops tend to be more academic-focused. Some host weekly or monthly lessons for homeschooling families, and parents might alternate teaching courses to students.

Both of these types of groups offer homeschooling families the ability to come together to home educate their children based on their age and interests.

Here are a few options for support groups in Utah:

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How to Start Homeschooling IN Utah

Getting started is often the most challenging part of homeschooling. Our handy guidecan be a useful tool for parents who are trying to start a homeschooling operation. However, step one should always be to research the laws and regulations about homeschooling in your state. This knowledge will help you avoid legal trouble with your state government.

Power Homeschool is an online K-12 curriculum with a variety of courses to choose from. In addition to these courses, our program offers tools and resources to help new homeschoolers transition to at-home learning.


Homeschool Field Trips in Utah

Field trip opportunities are unlimited for homeschooling families. Outings to places like museums, historical sites, and zoos are the perfect addition to classroom lessons. Here are a few field trip ideas for families in Utah.

  • Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Salt Lake City: Home to the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan pottery in the region, you can feel the rich history that Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum has to offer. At this museum, you can also see a Puebloan village or visit during one of the many festivals and events.
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site in Brigham City: This site commemorates the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. See the original railroad grade and get up close and personal with Victorian-era replica locomotives.
  • Dinosaur National Monument in Dinosaur: See an area where dinosaurs once roamed. With fossils still visible in the rocks, this is a great place for any dino-lover to explore.
  • Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum in Fillmore: Tour the oldest existing governmental building in Utah. Interestingly, this building, which was begun under the order of Brigham Young, was never fully completed.
  • George Art Museum in George: View an amazing collection of art from a variety of cultures, eras, and media. There is something for everyone at the St. George Art Museum.
  • Hill Aerospace Museum on Hill Air Force Base: View more than 90 military aircraft, missiles, and aerospace vehicles at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Other pieces in the collection include military vehicles and uniforms.
  • Treehouse Museum in Ogden: This non-profit organization brings a bit of whimsy into the lives of children in Utah. The museum is designed to let children have imaginative playtime. Here, stories and fun are the bridges to learning.
  • Zootah in Logan: Study conservation and different species at the Zootah. The education programs at the zoo involve more than 10,000 students every year, and there are hundreds of animal species to be found here.

We hope this handy guide provides homeschool parents with the resources and information they need to get started with homeschooling in Utah. If you have any questions about Power Homeschool’s online curriculum, 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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