South Dakota has no regulations or statutes specifically related to homeschooling. However, South Dakota law does state that “A child shall be excused from school attendance because the child is otherwise provided with alternative instruction for an equivalent period of time, as in the public schools, in the basic skills of language arts and mathematics.” Home school parents in South Dakota must submit an annual application to the Superintendent of Schools in order to excuse their children from pubic school attendance. No homeschool parent is allowed to instruct more than twenty-two children. Homeschool children in grades two, four, eight and eleven are required to take a nationally standardized achievement test.
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