Home Schooling / Instruction

  • Parents who would like information on homeschooling in the city of Rochester should email HomeSchool@RCSDk12.org or call 262 - 8471
    Rochester City School District
    131 W. Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
    attn:  Terri Orden
    New to home (home schooling):
    If you decide to start the process, the parent/guardian is required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).  Click here for an example.
    Once a Letter of Intent has been received by Rochester City School District, an information packet will be sent to your address.  The packet will include:
    1.) A template for An Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP). See 100.10 (d) (4) -- include name of individual(s) providing instruction, if different than parent.
    2.) Examples of Four Quarterly Reports
    Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about home schooling in New York State. 
    For detailed information about home schooling in New York please read the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Commissioner's Regulations, 8 NYCRR 100.10 .
    Note: Parents/guardians new to home schooling in the Rochester City School District (RCSD), or whose children have never attended a RCSD public school, are required to proof of age (birth certificate or  other satisfactory documentation) and proof of residence (rent/lease contract, mortgage statement, current phone bill, current utility bill, or pay stub with address).  
    Home (home schooling) Timeline:
    1.) Letter of Intent must be submitted each school year
             a.) Current home schooling families: please submit the Letter of Intent between July 1 and August 15th
             b.)  New to home schooling in RCSD:  Letters of Intent may be submitted any time.
    2.) The parent provides the district with an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP). The IHIP must be completed by the parent for each subject the parent/guardian is required to teach at the child's grade level as described in Part 100.10. The IHIP is due 30 days after the Letter of Intent.
    3.) The parent provides the district with Four Quarterly Reports due on 11/16, 1/30, 4/16, and 6/25
    4.) An Annual Assessment is due 6/26