AllentownSchool District

Home Education

In 1988, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 169 (Senate Bill 154), amending the Pennsylvania School Code. It amended section 1327, Compulsory School Attendance, to define a properly qualified private tutor and to allow a parent, guardian, or person having legal custody of a child to home school their children as an option for complying with compulsory school attendance. It added section 1327.1, Home Education Program, to specify the rights and responsibilities of the parents and the school district where the family resides.

More information can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

Allentown parents who wish to home school their children, must complete the following checklist and return the below items to the Working Papers Office at the Allentown School District Administration Building, located at 31 S. Penn St. 

0 Completed, signed, and notarized affidavit

0 Evidence of supervisor’s high school diploma or GED

0 Outline of proposed educational objectives by subject area
(be sure to include student’s date of birth and grade level)

0 Evidence of student immunizations

0 Evidence of student health and medical services

For exceptional students only:

0 Written notice of program approval by a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, or teacher with valid PA special education teaching certification.