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

    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 -

    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