Homeschool Students and Extracurricular Activities

  • The homeschooled student must meet all the following requirements in order to participate in extracurricular activities:

    • At least 30 calendar days before the first day of the semester in which a homeschool student will enroll in a qualifying course, a parent or guardian of the student must provide to the principal of the resident school and to the superintendent of the school district:
      • written notice the student intends to participate in one or more specified extracurricular or interscholastic activities
      • a copy of the student's most recent annual progress assessment report, as provided in 20-2-690(c)(8), along with written verification from the home school instructor that the home school student is currently receiving a passing grade in each course, is maintaining satisfactory progress toward advancement, and meets the requirements for participation in the specified activity
      • completed school district’s online registration. To enroll, please click here.
    • The homeschool student enrolls and attempts to complete one qualifying course for each semester he/she wishes to participate in an eligible activity
      • A qualifying course is one facilitated by the resident school system:
        • By a virtual option per 20-2-319.4
        • By a dual credit course
        • By an on-site course required for participation in designated activities
        • The district is funded for a 1/6 segment of the school day or the block equivalent
    • The student meets established age, academic, behavioral, conduct, disciplinary, residence, zoning, and other rules and requirements applicable for all students for participation in the selected activity and provides any supporting documentation required by the school
    • The student abides by the same code of conduct and disciplinary measures and transportation policies as students enrolled at the school who are participating in the activity
    • The student completes the tryout process or equivalent required for all students for participation in the activity and provides any supporting documentation required by the school
    • The student is selected for the activity if there is a competitive selection process
    • A student who withdraws from a public school to be homeschooled shall be ineligible for participation in any extracurricular or interscholastic activity for 12 months from the date of the declaration of intent to homeschool

    Extracurricular activities are defined as those activities which:

    • are public school-sponsored activities in which students take part on a voluntary basis
    • do not offer or provide school or course credits
    • are generally conducted outside regular school hours, or if conducted in whole or in part during regular school hours, are at times agreed to by the participants and approved by a school official
    • are managed and operated under the guidance of a teacher, other school employee, or other adult approved by a school district
    • examples include but are not limited to intramural and interscholastic athletics; band, chorus, and other musical activities; drama and other theatrical activities; and clubs and organizations as defined in 20-2-705(a)

    Participation includes tryouts; off-season practice, rehearsal, or conditioning; summer and holiday practice, rehearsal, or conditioning; in-season practice, rehearsal, or conditioning; and all exhibitions, contests, and competitions, including scrimmage, preseason, regular season, postseason, and invitational.