Alternative Instruction Information

  • Home School / Alternative Instruction Enrollment Information:

    Parents/guardians are encouraged to submit notifications for alternative instruction through the online system to streamline communication, available at https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/homeschooling.aspx.

    During the 2021 legislative session, SB 177 revised the provisions of parental choice regarding compulsory school attendance. On July 1, 2021 the revised law went into effect.

    Parents/guardians who choose to provide alternative instruction pursuant to SDCL 13-27-3 are required to file an Alternative Instruction Notification. The notification must be submitted on a form provided by the Department of Education.

    For individuals who choose, a paper copy of the notification may be downloaded and submitted per the instructions on the form.

    For questions regarding Alternative Instruction/Home Schooling, contact Carol Uecker at (605) 773-4771.

    South Dakota Department of Education Homeschool Information - https://doe.sd.gov/oatq/homeschooling.aspx

    If families plan to participate in school-based activities, please contact the respective school for further information.

    SDHSAA Alternative Instruction Checklist - must be completed each year prior to participating in SDHSAA sanctioned activities